Philanthropic Leadership

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Philanthropic Leadership

The freedom to bring people with us, and us with them

The Foundation’s initial years were shaped by a sense of urgency and structured around being equitable and responsive to disaster and other critical community needs. Now, as we lay the groundwork to proactively serve the people of Louisiana for decades to come, we remain committed to an intrepid, on-going assessment of our own practices, as well as those of the broader philanthropic sector.

We believe that the grassroots wisdom of Louisiana residents is our most valuable resource. Those who are most impacted by injustice are also the best equipped to lead positive change in their communities, and given appropriate resources, communities can and will solve their own problems and chart their own futures. As such, our approach to philanthropic giving is catalytic, collaborative and participatory. We work with community members to create programs and grant opportunities that build power—connecting philanthropy directly to on-the-ground efforts.

We also provide the grounded, local analysis philanthropy needs to resource Louisiana-based social change work and challenge  dominant narratives about the South.

Fisheries Recovery and Sustainability Grant Applications Open

By admin | January 24, 2023

Fisheries Recovery and Sustainability Grants The Opportunity Foundation for Louisiana is partnering with The American Red Cross to provide Hurricane Ida disaster recovery support to…

National Day of Racial Healing Watch Party Mini-Grants

By admin | January 12, 2023

National Day of Racial Healing 2023 Watch Party Mini-Grants Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is proud to announce mini-grants designed to support local watch parties across…

Foundation for Louisiana Names Charmel Gaulden President and CEO

By admin | September 6, 2022

Foundation for Louisiana Board of Directors Announces the Departure of CEO and President Flozell Daniels, Jr.