Charles Lamar Family Foundation Grant
Charles Lamar Family Foundation
Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $400,000
Next deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Later deadlines: Apr 1, 2019
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, General Operating Expense
Location of project: Counties in Louisiana: Ascension Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. Helena Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish Expand all
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
The Charles Lamar Family Foundation was established by Charles W. Lamar III in 2000, as a permanent vehicle for his family to provide financial support to organizations striving to make a difference. We have funded a wide variety of projects and programs, usually in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. We are open to all 501(c)(3) applicants, but generally restrict our grants to our stated areas of interest, especially our three areas of special interest — Pre-K–12 education, companion animal welfare and water resources.
We do not provide all of the funds for a project or program, because we want assurance that the wider community is committed to the activity. We expect our funds to be used as described in the grant application and require final reporting on the project and its actual revenues and expenses.
Our areas of interest include:
- Animal Welfare
- Conservation of Natural & Historic Resources
- Social Services
- Arts & Culture
The Foundation makes about twenty (20) grants per year to 501(c)(3) organizations, totaling around $800,000. Our grants have varied from $5,000 to $400,000. Most are single grants; some are multi-year.
The Foundation generally makes grants to support a new or expanded activity — such as a building fund, a new program, a new staff position, or expansion of existing programs. We may also provide “bridge” funding when an established organization has lost a funding source.
To be considered, an organization must show a feasible plan to complete and sustain the specific activity to which the grant pertains.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Eligible applicants are nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Revenue Code.
- We look for organizations that can demonstrate their capacity with viable operating plans and the retention of concerned and capable personnel.
- We are inclined to favor grants that will address needs that may be particularly difficult to raise money to support.
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