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Disaster Relief & Recovery

Community Foundation of Acadiana played an instrumental role in the recovery process after the Hurricanes of 2005 (Katrina and Rita) and 2008 (Gustav and Ike), by granting over $11.5M to organizations and individuals.
As the recipient of a $2M Grant from the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, the Foundation helped in facilitating the rebuilding of the South Cameron Memorial Hospital. 
Chevron's Energy for Learning program granted approximately $1.5M to the Foundation which re-granted the funds to Lafayette, Cameron and Vermilion Parish Schools.
Starbuck's C.O.A.S.T. Fund was established to aid in the recovery process by enabling organizations to apply for grants through three annual grant cycles.
Numerous individuals and companies established Disaster Relief Funds which allowed grants to be made directly to hurricane victims.
In an effort to be proactive in the event of future natural disasters, funds such as the St. Martin Parish Disaster Relief Fund and the Teche Federal Employee Disaster Relief Fund have been established. 


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