March 1 is the deadline for nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools to register for the second annual South Louisiana (SOLA) Giving Day which is being held on Thursday, May 9.

Nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools who are interested in participating must contact Community Foundation of Acadiana by email at before 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1. For more information about SOLA Giving Day and how to register, visit

SOLA Giving Day is a 24-hour, online fundraising event that begins at midnight and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CST. During this period, the general public can make a tax-deductible, online donation to the organization of their choice by visiting

The goal of SOLA Giving Day is to inspire the community to come together to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible.

In 2018, SOLA Giving Day generated $1,095,013 donations to more than 130 nonprofit organizations, churches and schools who serve Acadiana.

SOLA Giving Day is a project of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA). 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 $253 million and has made cumulative grants of more than $130 million. Learn more at