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The St. Landry Parish Foundation, an Affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, is comprised of two groups of Funds – (1) donor-directed Funds, and (2) a permanent Fund for St. Landry Parish.

The Permanent Fund component is a permanent source of funding to support strategic initiatives, needs, organizations, and opportunities throughout St. Landry Parish, including the communities of Arnaudville, Cankton, Eunice, Grand Coteau, Krotz Springs, Leonville, Mellville, Opelousas, Palmetto and Lebeau, Port Barre, Sunset, and Washington.

The local Board of Founders determines strategic or competitive philanthropic grants and/or investments within focus areas that can include arts & culture, education & youth development, health & human services, and community development.

Key Features

  • Growing and strengthening local philanthropy
  • Developing a permanent source of funding exclusively for the benefit of St. Landry Parish via permanently endowed named funds
  • Local leadership via a local Board of Directors
  • Determining local priorities and addressing local issues, needs, and opportunities

  • Regional connections with CFA and other affiliate foundations concerning regional issues, needs, and opportunities
  • An unparalleled economies of scale provided by CFA’s investment, accounting, grant-making, administrative support, and tax-exempt status
  • Enhanced credibility via alignment with CFA, one of south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organizations