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Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) invests in communities and ideas, builds partnerships, and transforms policies and systems for an equitable, stronger Louisiana. With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, we provide sponsorships to Louisiana-based nonprofits with a sponsorship strategy designed to increase racial justice in the area of philanthropy for nonprofits working in Louisiana. Racial justice is the liberatory and transformational vision of what society could be and must become once we eliminate racial hierarchies, advance collective liberation, and make certain that People of the Global Majority have the resources, dignity, power, and self-determination to thrive fully and wholly. FFL defines racial equity as the enactment and reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes, and actions that produce power, access, opportunities, treatment, and outcomes for all in ways that reflect the impact of historical and contemporary disparities that exist on the basis of race.

Guidelines

  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) or fiscally sponsored organizations based in Louisiana.
  • This fund aims to provide resources to organizations that typically do not have access to flexible dollars because of system exclusions that result from racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and heterosexism.
  • Funds can be used to support fundraisers, learning opportunities, convenings, community events, and awareness campaigns.
  • Sponsorship requests must be for applicants to host events occurring on or before 12/31/24.
  • Applicants should be prepared to provide contact and organizational information, including the annual budget and proposed event details with their funding request.
  • If your application is declined, you are welcome to apply again in future open rounds of funding.
  • Applications for sponsorships are accepted on a rolling basis based on availability of funding. It is highly recommended that your organization submit a sponsorship application at least 60 days in advance of the event. 
  • The maximum award is $25,000, and the average award is $5,000. Only one award will be made to an organization per FFL’s fiscal year.
  • We are reviewing for alignment with FFL’s mission, vision, and program areas (climate justice, racial justice, and criminal justice) and strategic priorities: support of arts and culture, economic opportunity, and community leadership and wisdom.

Projects that do not generally receive consideration:

  • The private benefit of any specific individual
  • Public or private secondary schools (Pre-K - 12) 


  Please contact Caryn Blair, Strategic Projects Manager, at cblair@foundationforlouisiana.org with any questions.

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