Iberia Parish Foundation Awards $10,000 to Local Organizations
(New Iberia, LA) – 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.
The following organizations received an award:
- Envision da
Berry for the 2015 Window Wonderland
fine art display in storefront windows.
Authority of the City of New Iberia for the George
Washington Carver Garden, a gardening mentorship program for the A.B. Simon
Preservation Alliance for the Dave
Robicheaux’s Hometown Literary Festival, a new, three-day festival that
will include tours of the area as described in New York bestselling author
James Lee Burke’s novels.
(National Trust for Historic Preservation) for the second-annual Plein Air Competition that invites
local, regional and national artists to participate in plein air (in the open
air) competition. Artists will set up easels in and around Iberia Parish to paint
local scenes which will be judged.
The funds for the grant cycle were raised by the Iberia Parish
Foundation’s board of directors through several fundraisers. Iberia Parish
Foundation Immediate Past Chair Beau Beaullieu said, "Iberia Parish is a
wonderful community that has been very supportive of the Foundation and its
mission. We are grateful for the
community’s continued support and we are honored to make these grants to fund
programs which enhance our parish.”
The cycle was open to any church, school or 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization that provided programs which broadly impact Iberia Parish in areas
such as education, the arts, social services, community development, youth
development and more.
The Iberia Parish Foundation is an affiliate of Community Foundation of
Acadiana and has a separate board of directors, specifically for the benefit of
Iberia Parish. The purpose of the Iberia
Parish Foundation is to fund programs which broadly impact Iberia Parish and
tofocus on enhancing the quality of life in Iberia Parish.Please
www.cfacadiana.org/Iberia for a list of the local board of
directors or for more information.
of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to connect all generous people to the
causes they care about. CFA is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic
organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia,
Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and
Vermilion.CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $166 million and
has made cumulative grants of over $82 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.