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Vermilion 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 Vermilion Parish.

The Permanent Fund component is a permanent source of funding to support strategic initiatives, needs, organizations, and opportunities throughout Vermilion Parish.

The local Board of Founders determines strategic or competitive philanthropic grants and/or investments within focus areas such as 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