For end-of-year giving, help us rise and fight for resilient communities!
Foundation for Louisiana sees opportunities amid the challenges. With your help, we continue to support a range of innovative strategies for promoting community resiliency.
This has been a tough one for our partners and for our communities — a year fraught with crises, trauma, loss and a historical election, which will affect Louisianians for decades to come.
And still, we rise and we fight for what is right for the people of Louisiana.
We experienced disturbing reports of police violence, brought closer to home by the shootings in Baton Rouge. We suffered massive flooding throughout the state. We witnessed our legislature struggling to close a deficit that, if not addressed strategically, will leave thousands of citizens in peril.
And still, we rise and we fight for resilient communities.
Foundation for Louisiana sees opportunities amid the challenges. With your help, we continue to support a range of innovative strategies for promoting community resiliency …
- We launched our LEAD the Coast initiative to train those residents who are most impacted to address the shrinking coastline that threatens their communities.
- We reaffirmed our commitment to strategic disaster relief with funds to support those affected by the floods.
- We tackled criminal justice challenges head-on by supporting organizations seeking to end police violence. (I am also honored to serve as Governor John Bel Edwards’ designee on the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force.)
- Just months after the Pulse Orlando shooting, as the nation reeled from the tragic news, we hosted the inaugural LGBTQ Statewide Summit, which empowered organizers, activists and advocates to identify key issues faced by the LGBTQ community develop strategic solutions.
This is just a sample of the powerful work undertaken in 2016. Your support has been critical to these efforts. Thank you.
We are entering new and uncharted territory. As the lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recede, and as the nation turns its attention to a new president and to our continued economic challenges, philanthropic support is decreasing. Now more than ever, contributions from individual donors like you are vital to ensuring that we can meet the evolving needs of our neighbors.
As Louisianians prepare for the holiday season and consider their end-of-year-giving options, I invite you to support Foundation for Louisiana in rising up and continuing to build stronger communities.
Please make a contribution today at whatever level is right for you. And thank you for your support.
With all the best for a peaceful, healthy and happy holiday season,
Flozell Daniels, Jr.
President & CEO, Foundation for Louisiana
P.S. You also can send your donation by check to:
Foundation for Louisiana
4354 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Suite 100
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(If you wish, you can specify where you’d like your donation spent.)