WPN Grants

The Women’s Philanthropy Network (WPN), a fund of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana, is seeking applications from programs with clearly defined outcomes that address school readiness and/or student achievement, including but not limited, to literacy services, behavioral health, or other wrap-around services. Applicants should utilize evidence-based best practices and have a track record of success.

Preference will be given to innovative programs that serve children from birth to 12th grade, that address the needs of under-served populations, and that demonstrate collaboration with other nonprofits, faith-based organizations, business entities, and/or government. Preference will be given to groups that can leverage matching funds on the federal, state, or local level. The WPN plans to award one large grant in the range of $50,000 – $100,000.

    Eligibility Criteria  

    • Applicant must be a 501c3 organization or a unit of government which provides charitable functions related to education.
    • Applicant must file an annual Form 990 with the IRS, if required by law.
    • The proposed project must serve individuals in Caddo Parish.
    • Applicant must have conducted an independent audit within the last three years.  Non-audited organizations may apply only through the use of a fiscal sponsor or fiscal agent who has been audited in the last three years and meets all other eligibility criteria.
    • Programs may receive funding for two consecutive years only

    The application will open on January 1 and close on January 31 at 4:00 PM. Contact Liz LaBorde, Chief Grants Officer, at [email protected] with questions.

      Apply via CFNLA’s grant portal.