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Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund Grant Applications Available - 12/15/2016 -



For Immediate Release: December 15, 2016   
Contact: Eric Guidry  
eguidry@cfacdiana.org  
337.769.4845  

Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund Grant Applications Available

Lafayette, LA – The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund, a Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting grant proposals that foster or extend the growth of the French language in public discourse, the arts or education.

A grant for up to $1,000.00 is available to fund classroom projects, research, cultural activities and media projects that use spoken French in the community. Grants will be awarded based upon the quality of the proposals and their adherence to the Fund’s mission which is to grow the use of spoken Cajun and Creole. Grants will be awarded based upon the quality of the proposals and their adherence to the Fund's mission which is to grow the use of spoken Cajun and Creole in the wider community.

Applications can be downloaded at www.cfacadiana.org/RichardGuidry. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017.

The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund was established in memory of the late Richard Guidry, who was an author, educator and state supervisor of foreign languages. The mission is to support activities and projects that encourage, increase and improve the use of the multiple varieties of French languages and francophone cultures in Louisiana, especially the spoken use in public, the arts and education.

Please contact Brenda Mounier with the Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund with any questions at brendamounier@gmail.com. For more information regarding Community Foundation of Acadiana or to learn how you can establish your own Fund, please contact Eric Guidry at 337.769.4845.

Community Foundation 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 $176 million and has made cumulative grants of $89 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.

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