Ways To Give

Your Philanthropy, Your Way

Whether you are a novice or longtime philanthropist, there are many ways to partner with the Community Foundation. We are here to help you achieve your vision for a greater community now and forever.

Become a Sustaining Member

Support the mission of the Community Foundation by becoming a member. 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 receiving our quarterly print newsletters, invitations to our speaker series events, and the knowledge that you are helping to sustain the work of the Community Foundation and the nonprofits that we support. 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

Establish a Charitable Fund

Through Community Foundation of North Louisiana’s customized philanthropic services, there are many ways to contribute and accomplish your charitable goals. You can create a Fund tailored to your specific interests, select a broad charitable purpose to benefit from your Fund, advise CFNLA as to which charitable organizations should receive grants, among other options.


Types of Charitable Funds
  • Donor Advised Fund
  • Agency Endowment Fund
  • Unrestricted Fund
  • Field of Interest Fund
  • Designated Fund
  • Scholarship Fund

Interested in starting your own fund? It is easy and simple to create a fund at the Community Foundation. Email or call Kristi Gustavson ([email protected] or 318-221-0582) to get started.

Contribute 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.

Women’s Philanthropy Network

Founded in 2005, the Women’s Philanthropy Network is a group of women who are dedicated to making an impact in the Shreveport-Bossier Community. Members pool their annual dues in order to make a high-impact gift to local organizations with a focus on education. Each year, members vote on which organization will receive the funding. The group also hosts educational programming which aims to keep members informed on community programs and needs.

Join the Legacy Society

Make your mark on the future with a gift that will benefit generations to come. Touch the future with a bequest, a deferred, or an endowed gift to the Community Foundation. A legacy gift is more than a donation, it provides a vehicle to respond to changing needs of the causes you care about most. Working through the Community Foundation takes the worry out of giving. You know we’ll be here to manage your gift, ensuring that it remains a source of joy, opportunity, and support for generations to come.

Contact us today to learn more.

Corporate Giving

Whether your business is just beginning to consider how to give or you’re already operating a corporate foundation, the Community Foundation can help further your philanthropic mission. We can streamline your charitable giving through a donor-advised fund or coordinate an employee matching gift fund. Our community knowledge and charitable giving expertise can help you meet your corporate giving goals, promote your company or family’s philanthropic passions and make a positive impact on your community.