Start A Fund

Some Key Features

  • Develop a permanent source of funding exclusively for the benefit of Evangeline Parish through permanently-endowed named funds
  • Provides local leadership with a local board of directors
  • Determine local priorities and address local issues, needs and opportunities

  • An unparalleled economies of scale provided by CFA’s investment, accounting, grant-making, administrative support and tax-exempt status
  • Hosts an annual event to create awareness and raise funds for the Evangeline Parish Foundation
  • Enhanced credibility alignment with CFA, one of south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organizations located in Lafayette

Evangeline Parish individuals, families and businesses can establish charitable and philanthropic Funds that they name after themselves, a family, or a company, or in memory or honor of someone.

Those Funds are either:

Donor-Directed Funds - Donors direct grant distributions to other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and public entities any time, in any amount, any year.

Permanent Funds - These Funds are never spent, but are invested, and annually generate dollars that are used for the benefit of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and public entities who serve Evangeline Parish as determined by the Evangeline Parish Foundation Board.

Board of Directors

Evangeline Parish Board of Directors consists of individuals that can reside in and represent each of the eight parishes of its primary service area in Acadiana including Evangeline Parish.CFA seeks Directors with integrity and a variety of perspectives, opinions and experiences who are capable and committed to the Foundation’s core purpose of building legacies and improving communities by connecting generous people to the cause they care about.

Anita Fontenot

Donald Fontenot

Dr. Gwen Fontenot

Eugene Fontenot

Kitty Jo Deshotel

Leonard Fontenot

Matt Marcantel

Mark Sullentrop

Randy Deshotel

Rhonda Butler