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.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation for Louisiana is to invest in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide.

The Foundation for Louisiana resources the issues that most deeply impact Louisiana, honoring the knowledge of local communities in our movement toward seeing collective freedom statewide.