Rapid Response Fund

Lousiana’s

“We’re reminded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his letter from a Birmingham jail, ‘We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right,.’ Now, more than ever, we must honor the many innocent lives lost to police violence by resourcing the people who are leading the charge to achieve justice and equal accountability for everyone. These are times for courage, unabridged love for humanity and laser-focused attention on practices that work to ensure everyone receives justice and safety.” — Flozell Daniels Jr., Foundation for Louisiana’s CEO.

Urgent situations such as community emergency and disasters require swift, on-the-ground philanthropic responses and ongoing strategic analysis. Supported with seed funding from the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, the FFL Rapid Response Fund has now been activated. The Executives’ Alliance funding will cover administrative costs and will ensure that all monies donated will go directly to the organizations working on the front lines.

The fund is accepting investments from both institutional and individual donors who are interested in supporting individuals and organizations who are on the front lines in organizing around systemic issues of police violence, police-community relations, the right to protest and policy reform.

Read the press release here

Read the Statement of Intent here

Download the grant guidelines PDF here

Download the grant application PDF form here

Download (and fill out electronically) the Microsoft Word application form here

For more information:
Randi Fracassi, Programs Assistant
(225) 383-1672
rfracassi@foundationforlouisiana.org