Foundation for Louisiana's focus areas are a key link between our program activities and our overall theory of change. By building leadership capacity among residents to engage in decision-making practices, our efforts help to create the critical mass needed to advocate for meaningful social change.
Projects We Support
The Cultural Innovation District (CID) is an exciting community development project to transform the space in a 19-block area — from Canal Street to St. Bernard Avenue — underneath the I-10 bridge. Built with green infrastructure, the CID will include a world-class market with arts, crafts, produce and seafood vendors, classrooms and exhibit space, interactive technology and education demonstrations and will be a site for youth programming, health, environmental and social services, community projects, workshops, and special events for the residents of the Claiborne Corridor. As a culture-based economic driver, the CID will support indigenous entrepreneurs and culture bearers in achieving their goals for equitable and sustainable community development.Support Projects like these,
Puentes was conceived as a Latino-run, Latino-serving community development organization in 2007 with a mission to address needs for civic engagement, coalition building and advocacy around social justice issues affecting Latinos in the New Orleans area.Support Projects like these,
Foundation for Louisiana provides grants, program related investments and other forms of support to proven and promising organizations that benefit vulnerable communities throughout Louisiana. We evaluate the success of our investments based on the measurable results achieved by our grantees.