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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 Affiliate Advisory 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 Vermilion Parish via permanently endowed named funds
  • Local leadership via a local Affiliate Advisory Board
  • 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

Affiliate Advisory Board

The Vermilion Affiliate Advisory Board consists of individuals that can reside in or represent Vermilion Parish. CFA seeks affiliate members 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.