Iberia Parish Foundation


The Iberia Parish Foundation (IPF), formerly known as Iberia Parish Enhancement Fund, was established in 2007 and was the first affiliate fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA). What began as a $100 commitment and a desire to improve Iberia Parish has grown into an endowment fund in excess of $100,000 to benefit the community.

IPF utilizes the resources, infrastructure, and professional management of assets of CFA while focusing attention on growing philanthropy in Iberia Parish. IPF is advised by a Board of Director made up of Iberia Parish residents who focus on broad philanthropic fields including social services, children and youth, the arts, education, community development and more.

Please click here for a full listing of Iberia Parish Foundation's 2017 Board of Directors.

Please click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Iberia Parish Foundation.




Click here to apply for a grant during the 2017 Fall cycle. Deadline is Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Overview
The Iberia Parish Foundation, an Affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, provides resources to meet the current and emerging needs and opportunities in Iberia Parish. The Iberia Parish Foundation is advised by a Board of Directors made up of Iberia Parish residents who are committed to increasing philanthropy, and ultimately improving the quality of life in Iberia Parish.

Eligibility
The 2017 Iberia Parish Foundation Grant Cycle is open to any 501 (c)(3) organization, church, or school, providing programs which broadly impact Iberia Parish in areas such as education, the arts, social services, community development, youth development, and more.



Iberia Parish Foundationís Competitive Grant Cycle awards over $13,000 to Seven Organizations in Local Community



 
The Iberia Parish Foundation (IPF) awarded $13,179.30 to Iberia Performing Arts League, Envision da Berry, Bayou Teche Museum, CASA of the 16th JDC, Inc., Acadiana Boat Festival, New Iberia Museum Foundation, and Shadows-on-the-Teche for programs that strive to improve the local Iberia Parish community.

To read the full press release click here

"Hats & Horses" Kentucky Derby Party


The Iberia Parish Foundation (IPF) hosted a Kentucky Derby party May 7, at Five Star Stables in New Iberia.

The event featured the live racing action of the 142ndDerby on a large screen. Attendees enjoyed mint juleps and other beverages and southern fare appetizers and desserts. The event also featured contests for the Best Hat for Ladies and the Best Dapper (Dressed) Man.



Congratulations to Helen Bayard, winner of the "Best Hat for Ladies" contest.
Congratulations to Huey Olivier, winner of the "Best Dapper (Dressed) Man" contest.

Guests came dressed to impress, click here to view event photos by Lee Ball Photography, LLC.

 

Iberia Parish Foundation Awards $10,000 to Local Organizations


The Iberia Parish Foundation (IPF), an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, recently awarded $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations through a competitive grants cycle.

Please click here to read the full press release.


Iberia Parish Foundation Unveils The Leader In Me at Daspit Elementary School

The Iberia Parish Foundation (IPF), an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, announced Wednesday its selection of Daspit Elementary School as the pilot school in Iberia Parish for the Leader In Me.

 

The Leader In Me works to educate students and faculty on non-traditional aspects of success that are not typically taught in schools. It teaches students the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy.The concept is based on the book,The 7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me, by Stephen Covey and is in use in more than 2,000 schools worldwide.

 

IPF decided it wanted to bring the Leader In Me to a school in Iberia Parish after its strategic planning session in early 2013. The selection was based on an independent grant application process conducted by the IPF board of directors.

 

 

TheLeader In Me program will cost $80,000 to implement over a three-year period. This public-private partnership is made possible through the Iberia Parish Foundation, Daspit Elementary School and generous donors. During the unveiling, Dan Alexander, chief financial officer of Berard Transportation, announced that the company will match dollars that have been raised to ensure The Leader In Me is implemented at Daspit Elementary school.

Please click here to read the full news release.


Iberia Parish Foundation Ground breaking for the Sugar City Growers Co-Op in Jeanerette

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Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF) joined with BestLife Iberia and Iberia Community Garden Co-Op in Jeanerette, LA on February 12, 2014, to begin work on Phase II of the Iberia Gardens Project. Representatives and project stakeholders and partners came together to celebrate this additional phase of the hydroponic gardening project. The project is funded by a grant from Iberia Parish Foundation through the Fund for Gulf Communities that provides programs and services to assist those affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Iberia Community Garden Co-Op, sister project of Sugar City Growers Co-Op, held a very successful, first ever "Farm Stand Flash Market" in their greenhouse on February 13, 2014. They have witnessed huge success since its official groundbreaking ceremony held on December 10, 2013. It has attracted the attention of national leaders and advocates in sustainable systems such as Dylan Ratigan, of MSNBC's past "Dylan Ratigan Show" and New York Times Best Selling Author, who stopped by the greenhouse February 17.

To learn more about IDF, please click here.
To learn more about BestLife Iberia, please click here.

Iberia Parish Foundation is Making "Progress"

On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, four IPF Board members attended the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce's stakeholder signing of "Operation Progress". IPF representatives attended the planning meetings earlier this spring and helped create the document.


Pictured Left to Right:Benny Menard (IPF Board Member), Beau Beaullieu (IPF Vice-Chair), Michael Wattigny (IPF Chair)
Not Pictured:Linda Dautreuil (IPF Secretary/Treasurer)


The Foundation Awards Over $18,000 for the Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival

IPF awarded over $18,000 to the Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival in a check presentation in Bouligny Plaza in downtown New Iberia Thursday, March 21, 2013.
 
Pictured Left to Right: Beau Beaullieu (Iberia Parish Foundation and Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival Team Participant for "Dragon Ducks"), Michael Wattigny (Iberia Parish Foundation), Jessica Ditch (New Iberia City Park Playground Enhancement Project) and Victoria Simoneaux (Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival Team Captain for "Edward Jones")

The New Iberia City Park Playground Enhancement Project is a fiscal sponsorship of IPF -
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In 2011, IPF made 3 grants to organizations serving the parish. The grants were awarded to: Jacob Crouch Foundation, Social Service Center, Inc. and Iberia Parish Sports Complex Commission. The Iberia Parish Council also proclaimed November 2010 as Iberia Parish Philanthropy Month.

IPF recently partnered with the State of Louisiana, BP and Iberia Parish Government on a project to attract tourists to Iberia Parish and boost its economic vitality after the Gulf Oil Spill. IPF facilitated three, competitive grant cycles to award a total of $30 million to nonprofit organizations in Iberia Parish with scheduled cultural events or projects. Dollars were awarded from the Iberia Parish Tourism Community Development Fund, a component Fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana. The Fund was established with dollars allocated for Iberia Parish from the BP Louisiana Tourism Recovery Fund, administered by the State of Louisiana Office of the Lt. Governor, Department of Culture, Tourism and Recreation.


To contribute to the Iberia Parish Foundation online, please click here.
You may also mail a tax-deductible contribution to: Iberia Parish Foundation, P.O. Box 14123, New Iberia, LA 70562.


 

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