Louisiana Grant Resources

Just like Louisiana’s vibrant cultural history, the roots of its commitment to philanthropy are deeply embedded. The state relies heavily on its nonprofit sector to provide public services in all 64 parishes, which has led to a multitude of diverse funding sources. Whether you’re in New Orleans, or Shreveport, at the capital in Baton Rouge, or in another parish in between, we’d like to help you gain access to the resources needed to best serve your Louisiana community.

An overview of the funding landscape shows that government grants, corporate grants, and foundation grants are all available to nonprofits throughout the state. If you’re wondering how to get nonprofit funding in Louisiana, consider the following three steps.

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Louisiana is as rich in nonprofit grant funding sources as it is in vibrant culture. Because the state government relies on nonprofits to bring crucial social services to its residents, there are a significant number of diverse grants available to nonprofit organizations. Want to know how to win grant funding? Look no further! We’ve put together the best available resources to help you to get nonprofit funding in Louisiana. One of the most important Louisiana nonprofit hubs is the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO), which is the “go-to” organization for information, tools and resources.

While a vast number of foundations exist throughout the state, there are some key players leading the conversation around Louisiana philanthropy. The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Central Louisiana Community Foundation, and Foundation for Louisiana are all leaders within the Louisiana nonprofit funding landscape, and are crucial resources for anyone interested in foundation funding.

Use the Find Your Representative search tool offered through the state to determine your elected officials- you’ll find information about state government grants on your representative’s website. Below you’ll find a list of Louisiana grant resources. This list is always growing so please let us know about any resources we’ve missed. Thanks!

 

- Louisiana State Homepage

- US Senator John Kennedy

- US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD

- Louisiana Municipal Association

- Community Development Division of Administration

- Jefferson Parish Department of Community Development

 

- Louisiana Assistance Resource Center (LARC)

- Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

- Louisiana Initiative for Nonprofit and Community Collaboration (LINCC)

- Community Development Works (a program of The Rapides Foundation)

- Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program

- Louisiana eGrants

- The Data Center

- Center for Planning Excellence

- LSU Office of Research & Economic Development

- Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

- Urban League of Louisiana

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Good Work Requires Strong Infrastructure

Almost every nonprofit wants grant funding. And why not? Grants are a great resource for powering your organization’s work forward, but the infrastructure to support grant acquisition and management is commonly neglected. Large nonprofits, hospitals, and educational institutions typically invest in infrastructure to support the grants process, but in small and mid-sized nonprofits, grants work is commonly catch-as-catch-can, with various staff members taking on roles that can be matched with their skills and squeezed into their workload.

Program Start-Up Demands

When you win a major grant award, a tsunami of demands roars in with the money and all too often your buoyant “we won” high sinks beneath the stress. Project start-up is tough, and careful management is critical. The first step in avoiding mistakes is to fully grasp the importance of this stage in the life of the grant. Experienced administrators know start-up is a make-it or break-it time. Here are a few tips for a full-throttle blast off to a successful grant-funded program.

What's (New)ish with Grants

The field of grant development is dynamic. The basic elements of a strong proposal don’t change, but the environment in which funding decisions are made is in constant flux. The trends below remain current. Although not new, they point towards grantseeking realities we’ll be contending with over the coming year.

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