Create Lasting Impact

By giving to the Community Foundation, you are choosing to make positive change in your community. Select from the options below or check out other ways to give.

Become a Community Foundation Member

Join the network of dedicated community leaders who help sustain the mission of CFNLA. Membership contributions directly support our work to gather data, cultivate and drive valuable community partnerships to address challenges the data reveals, and fund responsive programs through grantmaking. Membership benefits include recognition in our Annual Report, our quarterly print newsletters, invitations to our speaker series events, and the knowledge that you are helping transform our community for good. Please make your membership donation by clicking on the button below.

Early Childhood Education Fund

Why is Early Childhood Education important to CFNLA?

Community Counts data from 2012 to the present reveals an alarming decrease in Kindergarten Readiness scores for Shreveport-Bossier. Currently, 60% of students who enter Caddo Schools score below the benchmark for Kindergarten Readiness.  Numerous studies indicate a lack of K Readiness correlates strongly with academic and behavioral challenges and involvement with juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Click here, here, and here to learn more!

Women’s Philanthropy Network

Women working together to build a stronger future for North Louisiana. 

Since 2005, the Women’s Philanthropy Network has built a strong community of philanthropic women who leverage their charitable assets to result in greater positive change! To accomplish this, members pool their annual dues to make a high-impact grant to a local nonprofit focusing on education initiatives. We humbly invite you to join our vibrant group of women dedicated to improving our community. In order to vote on the 2024 WPN grant, dues must be paid no later than March 31, 2024.

Memorials & Honorariums

Make a donation to the Community Foundation in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. Be sure to include tribute information in the appropriate field.

Lagniappe Fund

Support Give for Good by giving to the Lagniappe Fund! The Lagniappe Fund is a pool of bonus dollars that is used to grow participating organizations’ gifts and inspires donors to give. Your financial contribution helps grow the incentive pool. The amount each organization receives from the Lagniappe Fund will be based on the overall percentage of funds they raise during Give for Good. Contact Amanda Felan for other ways to support Give for Good 2024 at [email protected] or 318-221-0582.

Shreveport-Bossier Journalism Fund

Foundation support for local journalism has been steadily increasing for a number of years throughout the United States. (Read HERE for more information on philanthropic support of journalism.) The Shreveport-Bossier Journalism Fund will be used to support CFNLA’s Shreveport-Bossier Journalism Project which was created in pursuit of CFNLA’s mission to promote philanthropy and improve the quality of life in North Louisiana. The Project seeks to fill media gaps left by the decline of traditional media sources with a focus on investigative journalism and coverage of issues in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Specifically, the Foundation seeks systematic, in-depth, original research and reporting, on issues arising in Northwest Louisiana, mainly in the cities of Shreveport and Bossier. The Project seeks to expose the public to local matters through critical and in-depth journalism. Programmatic partners must demonstrate the capacity for local investigative journalism as well as high standards of research, utilization of primary sources, and rigorous fact-checking. (The Project specifically excludes both Editorial and Sports-related content.) CFNLA has the sole discretion to select grantees for grants from this Fund. All donations to the Fund will be assessed a fee of 5% at the time of donation. All donations to the Fund are irrevocable gifts to CFNLA.

Give to a Fund

See a list of all funds that are accepting contributions and choose the cause you care about most. You can make multiple donations and check out all at once using the “Add to Cart” feature.

Other Ways to Give

There are many ways to create impact through the Community Foundation, including starting a fund, participating in Give For Good, and joining the Women’s Philanthropy Network. Learn about all of the ways you can create a legacy.