REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Racial Justice Program Strategic Planning Support

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Racial Justice Program Strategic Planning Support

About Foundation for Louisiana

Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after hurricane Katrina. While FFL was founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, economic  opportunity, LGBTQ organizing, and support for Louisiana's vibrant arts and culture via a three pronged strategy:  

  • Invest: FFL makes grants and loans to support organizations and movements throughout Louisiana in our key program areas. We attract and invest resources to support on-the ground projects, many of which can’t access traditional philanthropy. Through fiscal sponsorship, we support innovative ideas responding to unmet needs throughout  Louisiana. 
  • Build: We build power to effect change in Louisiana communities. Our TOGETHER initiative convenes community leaders and provides training in organizing, policy change, leadership, public speaking, and facilitation to tackle issues of climate change, police accountability, health disparities, housing access, and more. 
  • Transform: By fortifying movements, we shift systems and shape regional and national narratives. We re-imagine how our communities are governed and funded in order to  redefine how residents are able to thrive in them. 

Since its inception, FFL has invested $55 million in more than 250 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working across the state towards building a more just Louisiana. As a social justice  philanthropic intermediary, FFL’s work unapologetically advances racial justice while moving Louisiana forward. The foundation engages communities in both program co-design as well as its  grant-making process, in order to expand opportunities and move communities towards a more just future. 

Goals, Roles, and Responsibilities

  • Support the creation of a comprehensive grantmaking strategy focused on racial justice and  racial healing.
  • Guide FFL staff and key stakeholders through a visioning and planning program focused  on racial justice and racial healing. 
  • Document key learnings and finds from the visioning process


  • Executive Summary of Racial Justice Strategy 
  • Written strategy with a theory of action and indicator framework aligned with FFL's Invest/Build/Transform framework

Budget and Timeline

No more than $50,000 has been allocated for this contract. Work will commence on April 1,  2022, and conclude by June 30, 2022. 

To Apply 

  • Submit your cv/resume, description of qualifications, three references a description of similar project and outcomes, past client list (if available) via email to 
  • Required qualifications (ex. Centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of your  work ) 

Packets will be reviewed on March 18, 2022. Decisions will be announced on March 22,  2022 

Contact Vice President of Programs, Jamie Schmill for more information via email at   

Foundation for Louisiana aspires towards freedom for all Louisianans and aims to create a fully inclusive and affirming workplace for all people. We welcome and encourage applications from  people who have been involved with the criminal legal system. FFL is committed to providing staff  with resources to work from home effectively. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position. 

Foundation for Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel  without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation,  gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, criminal legal background, and marital status.

We encourage applications from people with disabilities and are available to discuss reasonable accommodations for any applicant who may need them. To inquire about accommodations, please email or call FFL at (225)383-1672. Please refrain from making phone calls for any reason other than to request application accommodations.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement,  terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and  consultants, grantees, board members, and dealings with the general public.