Foundation for Louisiana

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Supporting Freedom Work Statewide

Foundation for Louisiana was born in 2005 in the tumultuous days following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Founded as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, our initial work was to invest in and support the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities following the storms.

Our founders knew that a full and responsible recovery would entail far more than rebuilding what was lost – we would need to address the long-standing inequities that have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) focuses on Criminal Justice Reform, Racial Justice, Climate Justice, Economic Justice, Arts & Culture, Gender Justice, and Philanthropic Leadership. Today, we are proud to support freedom work statewide.

Read more about WHO WE ARE.

Our Mission

Foundation for Louisiana is a catalyst for justice. FFL invests in communities and ideas, builds partnerships, and transforms policies and systems for an equitable, stronger Louisiana.

A Foundation for the People

Foundation for Louisiana is the people's foundation. 

We tackle the issues that most deeply impact our communities, advocating alongside Louisianans to chart our own futures. We are bold in our analysis and movement towards freedom, amplifying the lived experiences of Louisianans closest to the work. We bring people with us, and people bring us with them. 

We will continue to be courageous. 

Invest, Build, Transform

Our programs address the longstanding inequities that have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans. We accomplish this via a three-pronged strategy of investing, building and transforming. We are proud to support freedom work statewide.