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  • June 30, 2023 9:39 AM | Anonymous
    MISSION:  To feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. With community support, we have served the hungry in our 11-parish service area for more than 35 years.

    MAIN GOAL: To provide food to over 100 partner agencies in our 11-parish service area. We source, acquire, inventory, house and distribute food to serve those in need in our community. We currently have a 17.2 million meal gap in our area, so the need remains great.


  • June 22, 2023 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    The next Competitive Grant Cycle opens on August 1. Community Foundation is offering three Grant Applicant training sessions for all applicants. Training is optional but is highly encouraged for first-time applicants.

    • Session 1 - July 19 at 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 - July 25 at 10 a.m.
    • Session 3 - July 27 at 10 a.m.

    Reservations are required and can be made with the link below. All sessions will be held in Community Central at Community Foundation. 401 Edwards Street, Suite 125, Shreveport, LA 71101.



    Grant Applicant Training Session 1
    Wednesday, July 19 at 10 a.m.

    Competitive Grant Applications Open
    August 1 at 8 a.m.

    Grant Applicant Training Session 2
    Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m.

    Grant Applicant Training Session 3
    Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

    Competitive Grant Applications Close
    August 21 at 4 p.m.
  • June 22, 2023 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    Emergency Disaster Relief 

    In response to the recent power outages, the LSUS Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research would like to gauge the current needs of area nonprofits and provide support to help you deliver your essential services. Please fill out this questionnaire if your organization needs assistance (volunteers, supplies, or another type of need) or can help other organizations in need.

    Please distribute this survey to your network as well.

    Arklatex Emergency Support Resources

    Power information and reporting

    Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, 318-861-0812 or

    Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security, 318-675-2255


    Water outages, 318-673-7600 or text 318-383-2658 or email

    Attorney General to report price gouging, 866-801-2549

    Emergency text alerts from Caddo/Shreveport:

    Updates and other city services:

    Updates from SWEPCO:

    Outages status:

    Or add your power outage status here:


    United Way 211 hotline for 24 hour assistance connecting with nonprofits and resources

    Red Cross, 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 24 hour assistance and

    SNAP and EBT cards have emergency funds

    Community Centers and Transportation

    SPAR-Pools and Community Centers, 8:30am-7:30pm, 318-673-7727,

    SportTran, and Facebook:

    Cooling Centers,

  • June 20, 2023 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    Nominations for the 2023 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists awards are open NOW through Monday, July 10th.

    Submitted nominations should include details of individuals’ volunteer activities, including which organizations they have volunteered with and how their service has impacted the community. All nominees’ volunteer service should be separate from their employment, and the individual may not be a current elected official or a close family relative of an Emerge Board Member. To view a list of past honorees, click here.

    All nominations should be completed online through the Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists 2023 Nomination Form and submitted by Monday, July 10th.

    If you encounter an issue completing the nomination form or have questions about the Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists awards luncheon, please contact Ashley McDermott at or 225.663.6914.

  • May 04, 2023 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    Are you ready to take your nonprofit to the next level? Our friends over at LSUS have just the thing for you - Nonprofit Certifications!

    Nonprofit Essentials Certificates cover the fundamental and practical elements vital to success in nonprofits, focusing on:

    • Strategic Leadership
    • Financial Management
    • People Management
    • External Relations
    • Grant Writing 
    • and more!

    Through these Essentials Certificates, the passionate individuals who dedicate their lives to worthy causes will be able to extend their capacity to help leverage their organization! 

    Learn more + register, click HERE.

  • April 03, 2023 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    Nonprofit professionals from across the state will descend upon LSU Shreveport’s campus for the Statewide Conference For Louisiana’s Nonprofits in September. 

    The Sept. 20 conference, which will offer professional development for nonprofit operators, is co-hosted by LSUS’s Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research and the Louisiana Alliance for Nonprofits. 

    Participants will engage in a full day of trainings from nationally-recognized speakers who will address the most pressing issues facing nonprofits. 

    Conference topics include fundraising, employee and volunteer retention, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), nonprofit resilience, and sustainability among other topics. 

    The conference keynote speaker is Maya Enista Smith, an award-winning, innovative leader who’s building global movements in service of communities. 

    “Maya Enista Smith is a well-known speaker in the nonprofit sector, and we are grateful she will be sharing her expertise of building nonprofits and spreading kindness throughout our communities,” said Dr. Heather Carpenter, executive director of LSUS’s INAR. 

    Enista Smith served as the first executive director of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, where she engaged a diverse array of partners across sectors to conduct innovative research, built authentic youth-focused programming, and led effective campaigns that fostered kindness and advanced the conversation around mental health. 

    With nearly 20 years of experience in youth empowerment, civic engagement, and community development, Enista Smith previously served as the CEO and COO of  

    In addition to her work with the Born This Way Foundation, Enista Smith is a proud member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Class of 2022. She is a recent honoree at the Anthem Awards for the Nonprofit Leader of the Year and serves on the Bullying Prevention Advisory Committee (BPAC).    

    “We are so excited about this great partnership between the Louisiana Alliance for Nonprofits and LSUS’s INAR to co-host this second statewide nonprofit conference,” said Jill Roshto, executive director of Louisiana Alliance for Nonprofits. “It has been many years since a statewide nonprofit conference has been held in the northern part of the state.”

  • March 28, 2023 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    Of Moving Colors, one of Louisiana's few professional dance companies, was founded in 1987. This year, OMC celebrates its 35th Anniversary Season and the 25th season served by Artistic Director Garland Goodwin Wilson. Performances take place at Manship Theatre in Shaw Center for the Arts along with schools, libraries and many other site-specific locations in the region. Studio Partners include PMS Dance (2016 Perkins Road), and as of Fall 2023, at Pilates Plus at (18303 Perkins Road).  

    MISSION: Of Moving Colors (OMC) is a contemporary dance-theatre organization dedicated to creating and presenting excellent performances and community-based dance activities that inspire, educate, and stimulate. OMC is equally committed to offering admirable opportunities to dancers in our community in the form of master classes, guest residencies, and paid work in order to further the validity of the dance profession in Louisiana. 

    TOP GOAL:  To support creative cultural connections in Louisiana through master residencies, workshops and performances inside and outside of the theatre. One way we do this is through funding from our annual Legends Gala. On March 30th, at the home of David Manship, we're hosting "Shakespeare & Elizabeth" where guests are encouraged to come in their most dramatic Elizabethan regalia for an evening of fanfare, festivities and, of course, scrumptious food and libations!  Following the gala, with support from the National Endowment of the Arts, OMC will premier a contemporary adaptation of "Othello'' on May 5th & 6th.  


  • March 27, 2023 12:35 PM | Anonymous
    The Capital Area United Way recently opened applications for the Basic Needs Grant Opportunity beginning Monday, March 27, 2023 and until Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 5 p.m. Grant notifications will occur in May 2023 via the primary contact email provided in your application. Questions may be directed to To learn more on how to apply, click here.
  • March 07, 2023 1:53 PM | Anonymous

    Knock Knock Children’s Museum, was founded in 2017 and is located in Baton Rouge, LA

    MISSIONKnock Knock Children’s Museum is a community spark for engaging, playful learning experiences that inspire and support lifelong learning. 

    GOAL: Expanding access to all children and families in the Capital Region to spark creativity and learning through play.


  • March 03, 2023 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    The Grayson Foundation is a private foundation that is committed to improving the quality of life in disadvantaged populations in Shreveport-Bossier, and typically awards grants to programs serving in the health, human services, and education sectors in its’ community.

    Grant applications are accepted twice annually, however, organizations may apply only once in a 12 month period. The deadline to apply is April 30 at 4:00 PM and awards will be announced in July. Please email Liz LaBorde at with questions. To learn more and apply, click here.

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