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Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–June 30, 2007
  • Location Baton Rouge, LA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Louisiana

About this grant

The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation was established immediately after Hurricane Katrina to provide assistance to Louisiana citizens through a network of Louisiana nonprofit organizations. The foundation received nearly $13 million in private donations and is expected to receive a larger amount from the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund. Every dollar received for the benefit of the people of Louisiana will go directly to the relief and recovery efforts under way. This grant will provide support for operating costs of the foundation, enabling it to strengthen grassroots, faith-based and other nonprofit organizations engaged in immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts in the areas of education, housing, healthcare, legal assistance and jobs; develop a new infrastructure for education, housing, healthcare, job creation and legal assistance; provide affected populations access to immediate relief resources and to poverty and equity advocacy organizations; and encourage citizens to participate in rebuilding their community.