The Central Louisiana Community Foundation

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation is a local, private nonprofit organization that encourages effective giving from people who care about Central Louisiana and prudently invests these funds to increase the financial capacity for philanthropy across our region. The Foundation led by volunteer Board of Directors formed of local community leaders and managed by a small professional staff.

  • We build awareness of the opportunities for philanthropy across our 13-parish service area and promote charitable giving for the enhancement of the quality of life here.
  • We help local nonprofits to perform better so their work is more effective and to communicate their missions and challenges better so they can inspire greater support to carry their work further.
  •  We assist people in making wise choices about their giving, encouraging local donations, whenever possible.
  • Through donor advised funds and other Foundation resources, we make grants for activities that make life better for people of the area.
  • We establish, build, invest and steward endowments so the work our community treasures can exist in perpetuity.

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation (TIN: 72-1446378), led by a volunteer Board of Trustees formed of our region’s leading citizens. Our legal name for use in wills, trusts and similar documents is the Central Louisiana Community Foundation.

Our operations are sustained through management fees, investment income, grants, donations and Foundation membership. Click here to become a Foundation member or click here to make a donation to any of our funds.

In December 2012, the Foundation absorbed the Arts Council of Central Louisiana to preserve the Arts Council mission and bring more more marketing and fundraising capacity to the local arts community.

Our Mission
To connect people to priorities they care about and increase charitable giving to advance the quality of life for all in our community.

Mailing address:
Post Office Box 66
Alexandria, Louisiana 71309



Contact The Central Louisiana Community Foundation

Thomas E. Harmeyer
President and CEO
201 Johnston Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, Louisiana  71301
Phone: 318 445 7702
Fax: 318 445 8316


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Allen Parish, Louisiana
  • Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
  • Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
  • Concordia Parish, Louisiana
  • Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
  • Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • La Salle Parish, Louisiana
  • Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
  • Rapides Parish, Louisiana
  • Sabine Parish, Louisiana
  • Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • Winn Parish, Louisiana

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