About Bayou Community Foundation

Learn more about the host of BayouGives

Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) has transformed our regularly scheduled 2020 BayouGives community online giving event into the BayouGives Emergency Relief campaign to support all of our Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle participating nonprofits during our current health and economic crisis.  We are especially happy to provide a way for our participating nonprofits to promote and receive donations through BayouGives.org in anticipation and celebration of #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2020.  We are all in this together and we need your support now more than ever!  

Just like you, we love our unique and irreplaceable Bayou Region and we know that our residents are some of the most generous and compassionate people anywhere. BayouGives is an example of how much we care about this wonderful community we all call home!

While BayouGives is a special day, BCF continues to work hard the other 364 days out of the year to strengthen Lafourche, Terrebonne, and Grand Isle. As the community foundation just for our Bayou Region, BCF collaborates with donors to address critical needs in our community and grow philanthropy in our area.

The hallmark of BCF’s efforts is our annual competitive grants program. With the support of our generous donors, BCF awards grants to local nonprofits for human services, education, workforce development and coastal preservation programs in June each year, with more than $1.4 million in grants awarded since 2013.

We also host workshops for local nonprofits to help them operate more efficiently and strengthen their fundraising efforts, along with an annual conference for local nonprofits. In addition, BCF is growing a Bayou Recovery Fund to help our region prepare for and respond if and when the next natural or man-made disaster strikes.

Bayou Community Foundation is all about making Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle a sustainable and compassionate coastal community for generations to come. Giving Back. Growing Stronger. Together!

Learn more at BayouCF.org.