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Listed below are the funds available for online contributions. You may also choose to make a recurring donation.

Become a member of the Community Foundation by donating to our General Operating Fund. Fund donation levels are:

  • Community Leader- $200-499
  • Community Builder- $500-999
  • Community Sponsor- $1,000-2,499
  • Community Investor- $2,500-4,999
  • Community Angel- $5,000-9,999
  • Visionary- $10,000 & above

This endowed fund was established by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation to honor Paula H. Hickman and her years of service and guidance to our community. Paula retired as the Executive Director of The Community Foundation in 2017. This fund will grant to organizations presenting ideas for effective and efficient programs that address a critical community issue.

This fund was created by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2011 as a field of interest fund to receive donations from different charitable areas on the LINCC website.

Each year The Change Fund provides a new class of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) Community Leaders program the opportunity to leverage their collective fundraising abilities and support a nonprofit in North Louisiana. The intent of the program is to help potential leaders better understand their role and support of fundraising as a nonprofit board member. Members of the class are asked to donate $200 and raise a minimum of $200 for a nonprofit program in the community. 

Over the years, the Change Fund has given away more than $100,000 to local nonprofit organizations. This year's class has chosen to send members of Fair Park Middle School's Tribal Court program to Washington DC to attend Close Up, a week-long Civic Education program. Tribal Court is a program of Volunteers for Youth Justice.

This fund was established to honor Bossier City Mayor George Dement. Grants from this fund will be used to benefit charities in Bossier.

This fund provides grants to local nonprofits like Goodwill Industries, Providence House and others who serve those affected by natural and manmade disasters. Through this fund we have provided shelter, food and clothing for evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustave, and Harvey.

The fund was created by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2008. This fund provided a grant for the RAND Corporation to conduct research on best practices in the field of education.

This fund provided grants to local nonprofits that need assistance to avert a crisis in our community. Through this fund, we have made grants to LSU Health Science Center to inoculate local school children against H1N1 virus. We have provided funds to provide continuity of operations to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council after a tragic fire in late 2009.

This fund was created by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2011 as a field of interest fund to receive donations from different charitable areas on the LINCC website.

This fund was created in 2008 and also provided a grant for the RAND Corporation to conduct research on best practices in the field of health.

This fund was created by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2011 as a field of interest fund to receive donations from different charitable areas on the LINCC website.

Make a donation in honor or in memory of someone. (Please provide this information in the Special Instructions on the PayPal form.)

This fund was created by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2011 as a field of interest fund to receive donations from different charitable areas on the LINCC website.

This fund was created in 2008 and also provided a grant for the RAND Corporation to conduct research on best practices in the field of poverty.

The Community Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor for Red River STEM, a new nonprofit organization that aims to operate a children's museum in the Sci-Port Discovery Center. We're excited to be a part of this new initiative to support a vital resource for our community.

Membership Levels:

  • Junior Member (ages 16-35): $200-$499
  • Ruby: $500-$999
  • Sapphire: $1,000-$2,4999
  • Emerald: $2,500-$4,999
  • Diamond: $5,000-$24,999
  • Life Member: $25000+

The Young Professionals Initiative (YPI) serves as a network of community leaders under the age of 40 that enhances the development of northwest Louisiana for attraction and retention of young professionals. As part of this effort, the YPI launched the YPI Fund, an endowed, donor advised fund at The Community Foundation in 2011 to facilitate the philanthropic vision of the organization and its members. To learn more about becoming a member of the YPI, visit the Young Professionals Initiative (YPI) website.

If you would like to donate to a fund or scholarships not listed, you may do so by selecting this option. Make sure to specify the fund or scholarship for your gift by clicking “Add a note” when making your donation. Please call the Foundation at 318-221-0582 if you have further questions.