Grantees & Initiatives

Capital Area United Way’s collective impact includes community initiatives and services that focus on areas of Health, Basic Needs, Education, and Income Stability. CAUW also provides funding through various competitive grants: Project Grants, Innovation Grants, Basic Needs Grants, and Community Responsiveness Grants. 


Below you will find our current Community Initiatives and current Grant Funding Cycles:


Bank On Baton Rouge
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
United Way 2-1-1
United We Feed


2023 - 2024 Ascension Parish Project Grants

(Nonprofit Organization - Project Name)
Ascension Parish School Board - Doubling Down on Diverse Voices
Blossom - Planting Seeds for Basic Needs
Bobby Webre's Community Outreach Initiative Inc. - Encouraging, Educating, and Empowering Students
Fathers on a Mission - FOAM - Ascension Parish Jail Fatherhood Program
Kids' Orchestra Inc. - Books and Music with Kids' Orchestra
Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge Inc. - Safe and Healthy Homes
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation - Ascension Parish Rental Assistance Fund
Tankproof - Saving 1 Life at a Time
Teach for America Inc. - Teach For America
The Arc of East Ascension - Summer Shine Inclusive Day Camp
Volunteer Ascension - Mission Ascension - Basic Needs Solutions


2023 - 2024 Basic Needs Grants

Disaster Services, American Red Cross - Louisiana Capital Area Chapter
Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center Basic Needs, Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center
BRYC's Basic Needs Fund, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC)
Decreasing Cancer-Related Financial Distress through Utility Assistance, Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans Inc
Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center,  Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center d/b/a Iris Domestic Violence Center
Basic Needs for Vulnerable Families, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
Employment Services, Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge Inc
Project Impact, East Baton Rouge Truancy Assessment Inc
Basic Needs, Eternal Crisis Outreach Inc
Gardere Initiative, Gardere Initiative Inc
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Safe and Healthy Homes, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of LA
BackPack Program, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Coordination for H.O.P.E. 2023, HOPE Ministry of Pointe Coupee
Client Choice Food Pantry, Hope Ministries
Holy Grill, Interfaith Federation Of Greater Baton Rouge Inc
Day Center For Seriously Mentally Ill Seniors, Mental Health Association For Greater Baton Rouge
Providing A Safe Haven for Women and Families In Recovery, Mission Heart Inc
Opening Doors, Shepherd's Market Client Choice Food Pantry, Opening Doors A Louisiana Non-Profit Corporation
Help For Hazardous Housing Rebuilding, Together Baton Rouge Inc
Legal Services for Sexual Assault Survivors, Sexual Trauma Awareness And Response Center
Homeless One Stop Legal Clinic, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation
St. Vincent De Paul Dining Room and Shelter Programs, St. Vincent De Paul
Single Mom Financial Assistance Program, The Life Of A Single Mom
Cribs & Car Seats, The Safety Place (Formerly Lexlee's Kids)
The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge Basic Needs, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Roots Urban Agriculture System, The Walls Project
Emergency Support Funds, Thrive Foundation
2023-2024 Basic Needs Grant, Volunteers Of America South Central Louisiana
The Y Feeds Kids Program, YMCA Of The Capital Area
Youth Oasis - Emergency Shelter for Homeless Youth, Youth Oasis
YWCA Greater Baton Rouge Domestic Violence Assistance Program, YWCA Greater Baton Rouge


2022 - 2025 Innovation Grantees

Adult Education, Adult Literacy Advocates of Greater Baton Rouge
AMIkids Baton Rouge Vocational Services, AMIKIDS Inc.
Amped Ecosystem at Broadmoor High School, Humanities Amped
Child Advocacy Services - CASA/Children's Advocacy Center, Child Advocacy Services
Child Development Center, The Emerge Center (Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation)
College & Career Coaching for Low-Income Students, Career Compass of Louisiana
Conscious Discipline Implementation as a Social-Emotional Learning Tool, Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition Inc.
Employment Services, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
Goodwill Reintegration Program, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana Inc.
Integrated Behavioral Health, Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Kids' Orchestra, Kids Orchestra Inc.
Long Term Substance Abuse Treatment for Indigent Adults, O'Brien House
Pediatric Behavioral Health, The Emerge Center (Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation)
Project Learn, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Louisiana
Reilly Center-Excellence Accelerated, Volunteers of America South Central Louisiana
Sexual Trauma Therapy, Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) Center
STEM Baton Rouge,  Center for the Innovative Training of Youth Inc
The Way to Work, HOPE Ministries
UREC Youth Development Programs, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation
Youth City Lab's Youth Leadership Incubator, Front Yard Bikes
YWCA Early Head Start Program, YWCA Greater Baton Rouge

*funding begins July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025