CAUW Flood Relief Fund

Capital Area United Way Releases Additional Flood Relief Funding 

An additional $600,000 will be granted to local nonprofits

 

BATON ROUGE, LA (November 18, 2016) – Capital Area United Way’s board of directors approved funding for 21 local nonprofits totaling $610,000 to help with relief, recovery, mental health and rebuilding in the 10-parish region. The first phase, previously released, was to help with reimbursements of flood services, immediate relief of needs, and organizational needs. To date, Capital Area United Way has raised $1.5 million in direct funding that will be used toward flood relief, and with this round of funding has invested a total of $818,800 for flood relief and recovery efforts

 

“Our volunteers are working diligently to ensure that the funding available is being used to help the most people in the most impactful way,” said Katie Pritchett, Vice President of Community Impact for Capital Area United Way. “We believe there are more nonprofits doing great work to help with rebuilding and recovery efforts, and we welcome them to apply for funding, as well. 

52 organizations submitted requests for more than $2.1 million in this round. As is the case with all funding decisions, volunteers reviewed the applications and evaluated which organizations were in most need. The 21 organizations selected for funding are listed below.

 

 

 

 Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center 

$50,000.00 

Child Advocacy Services 

$10,000.00 

Denham Springs Long-Term Recovery Committee 

$45,000.00 

Family Road of GBR 

$25,000.00 

Family Service of GBR 

$25,000.00 

Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System--iCARE 

$20,000.00 

H.O.P.E. Ministries of Pointe Coupee 

$10,000.00 

Habitat for Humanity of Baton Rouge 

$50,000.00 

Kids Orchestra 

$30,000.00 

LATAN (Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network) 

$30,000.00 

Life of a Single Mom Ministries 

$20,000.00 

Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance 

$35,000.00 

Northshore Cajun Army 

$34,000.00 

Regina Coeli Child Development Center 

$50,000.00 

Salvation Army 

$50,000.00 

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services 

$20,000.00 

St. James Council on Aging 

$20,000.00 

St. Vincent de Paul 

$16,000.00 

The ARC Baton Rouge 

$30,000.00 

UREC 

$15,000.00 

Volunteer Ascension 

 

 

 Capital Area United Way Releases First Phase of Flood Relief Funding 

More than $200,000 will be granted to local nonprofits 

 

BATON ROUGE, LA (October 4, 2016) – 

Capital Area United Way’s board of directors approved funding for 13 local nonprofits totaling $208,800 to help with reimbursements of flood services, immediate relief of needs, and organizational needs. The first phase of funding for flood relief was only available to the 50 nonprofits currently receiving funding from Capital Area United Way. A second phase of funding will be available for any nonprofit working locally to provide mental health services and repair/rebuild activities.

 

“This flood has impacted us all, and the needs are greater than the resources currently available,” said Stevie Toups, Board Chair of Capital Area United Way. “We have been very fortunate to receive support from around the country, and our goal is to use that support in the most impactful way we can.”

 

30 organizations submitted requests for more than $625,000. As is the case with all funding decisions, volunteers reviewed the applications and evaluated which organizations were in most need. The 13 organizations selected for funding are listed below.

 

 Boys & Girls Club 

$13,800 

B.R.Y.C. 

$2,500 

Cancer Services of GBR 

$15,000 

Catholic Charities 

$30,000 

GBR Food Bank 

$30,000 

Happi Llandiers 

$10,000 

LRCE 

$10,000 

The Life of a Single Mom 

$20,000 

O'Brien House 

$2,500 

Mid City Redevelopment 

$15,000 

St. Vincent de Paul 

$30,000 

The Arc Baton Rouge 

$10,000 

Volunteers of America GBR 

$20,000 

TOTAL for PHASE I: 

$208,800

 

 Applications for Phase 2 funding will be accepted October 4-17. Funding will be directed to nonprofits working on mental health and rebuilding based on community need. CAUW anticipates releasing an additional $600,000 in Phase 2 funding.

 

“We know that the rebuilding of lives and homes will be a long process,” said George Bell, President and CEO of Capital Area United Way. “Phase 2 funding will focus specifically on helping people and organizations rebuild both.”

 

 

Nonprofits interested in applying for Phase 2: Mental Health and Rebuild Services can submit an application online at: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Phase2floodfunding 

 

Nonprofits interested in applying for Phase 3: Direct Client Assistance can submit an application online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Phase3funding 

 

To support Capital Area United Way and Flood Recovery, visit http://www.cauw.org/flood