About Your Foundation

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) is a local, private nonprofit corporation that encourages effective giving from people who care about Central Louisiana. CLCF prudently invests these funds to increase the financial capacity for philanthropy across our region. CLCF is  led by a volunteer Board of Directors formed from our region’s leading citizens and managed by a small professional staff.

What CLCF Does

Connects local donors to philanthropic organizations and projects that they care about.

Promotes charitable giving to enrich the of quality of life.

Helps local nonprofits communicate their missions and challenges more effectively so they can increase donor support.

Builds awareness of philanthropic opportunities across a 12-parish service area.

Makes grants for activities that improve the everyday lives for people of central Louisiana.

Establishes, builds, invests and stewards endowments so that our community treasures can exist in perpetuity.

Latest CLCF News

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CLCF helps 1,100 Students see Lightwire's "The Ugly Duckling"

January 23, 2019

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is proud to announce that it will provide 2 free school performances of Lightwire’s “The Ugly Duckling” to area...

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Fostering Community Awarded 2018 Community Impact Award

December 03, 2018

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation has selected Fostering Community as the recipient of its 2018 Community Impact Award. This is the eighth ye...

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Community Impact Award

August 01, 2018

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation announces it is now accepting applications for its 2018 Community Impact Award. This year’s winner will rec...

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Our Founding Members

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation
Mrs. Frances B. Davis
Dr. Paul M Davis, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Jenkins
Mr. & Mrs. Oday Lavergne
Mr. & Mrs. Norman K. Martin
The Rapides Foundation
Mrs. Bertie Deming Smith
Mr. Joe D. Smith, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Zeb Winstead