Community Collaborations

Capital Area United Way collaborates with a wide variety of boards, commissions, and advisory panels in our 10-parish community to better understand the continuous needs of the community.  These collaborations include:

Ascension Parish Vision Council
Capital Area Asset Coalition
East Baton Rouge Library
Healthy BR
Mayor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP)
New Orleans Saints
Powell Group
St. James Emergency Food and Shelter


Grantees & Initiatives

Capital Area United Way’s collective impact includes community initiatives and services as well as investing in Impact Grants to programs in the community.  


Character Playbook
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
United Way 211/CAUW
United We Feed


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 for Children and Families, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge
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

2021 Project-Based Grantees

Alpine Community Garden Enhancement Project, Alpine Community Development Corp. 
Operation CAMS, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention, Inc.
BRYC Campus Capital Improvements, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC)
Eliminating Barriers to Access: Camp Character, Boy Scouts of America
Bringing Literature to Life, Douglas Manship Sr. Theater Complexholding INC
Empower 225 Academy, Empower 225
Gardere Youth on the Move, Gardere Initiative Inc
B.I.G. Event 2022, Girl Scouts Louisiana East Inc
The Way to Work Sustainable Workforce SOLUTIONS (TWTW), HOPE Ministries
Amped Alumni Pathways, Humanities AMPED
Painted Playground, Junior League of Baton Rouge Inc
Change the Narrative, Line 4 Line Oneil Barber and Beauty Salon
Wheel Chair Ramps, Livingston Association for Challenged Adults Inc
McMains Inclusive Playground, McMains Children's Developmental Center
iLEARN (K-3) Winter Tech Camp, New Consecrated Community Outreach
Capital Area Rural Impact Expansion Project,  Propel America
Disaster Legal Aid Hotline, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation
Teach for America: Summer School Teacher Training, Teach for America
Emerge Continuity Camp, The Emerge Center (Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation)
Single Mom Intervention Boot Camp, The Life of a Single Mom
Technology Upgrades, Volunteers in Public Schools Inc
Early Childhood Education Capital Project,  YMCA of the Capital Area

*distributed October 2021


Hurricane Ida Relief Grants

American Red Cross
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
Family Road of Grater Baton Rouge
Fellowship Church of Ascension
First Baptist Church of Vacheire
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Mission Heart
New Zion Christian Center
St. Charles United Way
St. Helena Parish Schools
St. James Hospital Wellness Foundation
St. James Parish Council on Aging
St. James Parish School System
St. John United Way
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
The Salvation Army Baton Rouge
Trinity Bay Vocational Institute
United Cajun Navy
United Way of South Louisiana

*as distributed through November 2021


ALICE Grants

BRYC Community Financial Assistance, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC)
Project Pathway, Big Buddy Program
Financial Assistance Program, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge
Parents and Children Together (PACT), Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
2021 Utility Assistance, Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge Inc
Support for Families of Children with Epilepsy, Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana
Income Stability, Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Homeowner Mortgage Down Payment Assistance, Habitat for Humanity International Inc
HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge, HOPE Ministries
Out-of-Pocket Costs Associated with Therapy for Children with Disabilities, Launch
Families in Transition, Opening Doors A Louisiana Non-Profit Corporation
BFI-CDP-Wilson-ReCast Family Condition and Behavioral Health Intervention, Sceptre Foundation Inc
Conference Person to Person Neighbor Assistance, Society of St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge Council
Direct Assistance for ALICE Families, Stand For Children Leadership Center
Single Mom Covid Recovery, The Life of a Single Mom
Buckle Boogie, The Safety Place (formerly Lexlee's Kids)
FUTURES FUND Coding Bootcamp for Vets, The Walls Project
EBT Match Program and Healthy Grocery Credits, Top Box Foods
Volunteer Ascension Community HUB, Volunteer Ascension
Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge
Assistance for Young ALICE Families, Youth Oasis


COVID-19 Safe Operations Grantees

Safe Operations, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Baton Rouge, Ltd
Adult Literary Advocates, Adult Literacy Advocates of Greater Baton Rouge
ALS Durable Medical Safe Operations, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Safe Operations Grant, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Inc.
Virtual/Telehealth Therapy Program, Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center
National Suicidology Training Center, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.
Summer Kick Off, Bridge Agency Inc.
Baton Rouge At-Risk Youth Tutoring, Counseling, and Nutrition, Brighter Vision
Sanitation Supplies for Cancer Patients in Need, Cancer Services Inc
Senior Nutrition Program, Capital Area Agency on Aging
Safe at Work, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
Grow Baton Rouge -  Mobile Market Fresh Cube,  CEO Mind Org
Charity Christian Preschool, Charity Christian Center Church Inc
Threading Hope, Child Advocacy Services
Sober Living for Men and Women, Crossroads Recovery House
Dance tHerAPPY, Dance Therappy Inc
Dot-2-Dot ReConnect, Dot-2-Dot Resource Connection
Strong Start 2020 Reopening Our School, East Ascension East Iberville Regional Catholic Schools Partnership Inc
Family and Youth Service Center, East Baton Rouge Truancy Assessment Inc
The Emerge School for Autism, Emerge School for Autism Inc
Mask Up for Epilepsy, Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana
Keeping Our Team and their Families Safe at Families Helping Families, Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge
Covid-19 Response at GSLE's Facilities, Girl Scouts Louisiana East Inc
Safe Operations at H.O.P.E., HOPE Ministry of Pointe Coupee
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge Work Site PPE, Habitat for Humanity International Inc
House of Refuge Ministries, House of Refuge Ministries
Diaper Bank, Junior League of Baton Rouge Inc
KO C-19 Operations, Kids Orchestra Inc
COVID-19 Emergency Report, Louisiana Art and Science Museum Inc
LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory School, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Sanitation Supplies and PPE for Community Early Detection Program, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Protecting Our Children, McMains Children's Developmental Center
MARK Special Needs Program, Meaningful Autistic Resources for Kids - MARK
Gun's Down Gloves Up Initiative, Ment 2 Fit
PPE for Bielkiewicz House and Alliance House Drop-In Center, Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge
Safe Operations Request, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, Inc.
CyberPlay Cafe, People of Purpose Community Development Corporation
Media Arts Program through Hybrid Learning during Covid-19 Pandemic, Red Stick Project
Redemptorist St. Gerard, Redemptorist St. Gerard School
COVID-19 Response Supply Drive, Revelations
Safe Operations Grant, Rosebuds
Safe Operations Request, Southeastern Louisiana University
COVID-19 Safe Operations, Stand For Children Leadership Center
The Emerge Center, The Emerge Center (Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation)
The Life of a Single Mom Safe Operating,  The Life of a Single Mom
CSRC, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge
The Walls Project: Maximizing Personal Protection, Health, and Safety Best Practices During COVID-19, The Walls Project
Thrive Residential Living Program, Thrive Foundation
Grants, United Cajun Navy
Business Enterprises, UpLIFTD
West Feliciana Schools, West Feliciana Public Schools
STAND (Supporting Trauma through Advocacy Nurturing and Delivery), Young Adults for Positive Action YAPA of Colorado (dba G.R.O.W.T.H. Services of Louisiana)
PPE for Youth Oasis Staff and Residents, Youth Oasis


COVID-19 Phase Two Grantees

COVID-19 Tutoring, Counseling, Mentoring, and Nutrition for Baton Rouge low-income youth, Brighter Vision
“Beds for the Homeless”, Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge, Inc. 
COVID-19 Community Care Center, Grief Recovery House
Bounce Back, Line 4 Line O'Neil's Barber and Beauty Salon
HomeSafe (Mortgage/Rent Relief), Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, Inc.
Capital City Rental Assistance Program, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation
YMCA Distance Learning Childcare Program, YMCA of the Capital Area


COVID-19 Phase One Grantees

National Suicidology Training Center, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. 
Club on the Geaux, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge 
Tele-Mental Health for Cancer Patients, Cancer Services, Inc. 
PACT-Parents and Children Together, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
PPE Provisions for Donaldsonville First Responders, City of Donaldsonville
COVID-19 Response, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Modernizing the Quest to Self-Sufficiency: A Project to Produce Online Video Instruction of Going Beyond Employees Achieving More (GBEAM) Curriculum, HOPE Ministries
Knock Knock Summer Camps in a COVID World -  on site, at partner sites, and virtual experiences, Knock Knock Children's Museum, Inc.
Telehealth for Cancer Patients, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Surviving COVID-19, McMain's Children's Development Center
O'Brien House COVID-19 Safety Accommodations, O'Brien House
Uniforms for Kids, St. Vincent de Paul
Single Mom COVID Relief, The Life of a Single Mom
COVID-19 Phase 1, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge
Futures Fund Coding Boot Camp for Ascension Parish, The Walls Project
Virtual Programming, Youth Oasis


Ascension Parish Grantees

Sensational Learning for Ascension Students, Ascension Parish School Board: Ascension Parish Head Start
Books for Babes, Ascension Parish School Board: Sorrento Primary
Donaldsonville FIRST Program; City of Donaldsonville Community Center, City of Donaldsonville
Mobile Food Distribution in Ascension Parish, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Providing Dental Assistance for Ascension Cancer Patients in Need, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
The Arc of East Ascension Dental Project, The Arc of East Ascension 
Single Moms Across Ascension (SMAA), The Life of a Single Mom
Futures Fund Ascension Parish Expansion, The Walls Project
TFA: Increasing Teacher Talent & Retention in Donaldsonville, Teach for America
Samaritan's Feet--Giving Shoes Giving Hope to Ascension Students, Volunteer Ascension


Project-Based Grantees

4-H Seeds of Service Project, Louisiana 4-H Foundation
2020 MHA Conference Luncheon Event Sponsorship, Mental Health Association of Greater Baton Rouge
All Styles: Dance To Beat Diabetes Summer Projects, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Bishop Ott Sweet Dreams Day Shelter Expansion Project, St. Vincent de Paul
Boys & Girls Club Pathway to Ascension Parish Project, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge
BRCC's WorkReady U Expansion Program, Baton Rouge Community College Foundation, Inc.
Camps for Children Diagnosed with Cancer Project, Cancer Services, Inc. 
Center of Hope Emergency Shelter Bunk Beds Project, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge
Conservation and Education Summer Teacher Project, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation
Critical Home Repair Project, Habitat for Humanity International Inc.
Dallas Drive Painting Project, The Arc of Baton Rouge
Educating, Advocating and Integrating Event, The Arc-Iberville
Fixer-Upper the Pantry Edition Project, HOPE Ministries
Home Matters Homeownership Expo Event, Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance, Inc.
Job Readiness Classroom & Computer Lab Upgrade, Crossroads Recovery House
Mobile Access Project for Rural Parishes, Girl Scouts Louisiana East
Mobile Food Distribution in St. Helena Parish Event, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
National Bike Month Event, The Safety Place
REACTIVATE Event, The Walls Project
Returning Citizens Transition Project, St. James Council on Aging
Rural Teens Build Life Skills For Economic Success Project, Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge and Acadiana, Inc.
School Classroom Project, Emerge School for Autism, Inc.
School Ready 2020 Event, HOPE Ministry of Pointe Coupee
Tankproof Donaldsonville Project, Tankproof
TLSM Technology Upgrade, The Life of a Single Mom
Transportation Project, Louisiana Parole Project Inc.
Unique Families Education Project, Family to Family Support Network
Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge Event, Greater Baton Rouge Economic Partnership Inc.


2019-2022 Impact Program Grantees

Academic Success Center Programming,  Baton Rouge Youth Coalition
Adult Education Program,  Adult Literacy Advocates
Afterschool Music and Enrichment Program, Kids Orchestra
Alternative Program Delivery of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts Louisiana East
Behavioral Health Counseling, Catholic Charities
Bishop Ott Shelter Program, St.Vincent de Paul
CareerPaths, St. James Council on Aging
CASA/Children's Advocacy Center, Child Advocacy Services
Center of Hope Emergency Shelter, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge
Children's Advocacy Center,  Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center
Children's Development Center, The Emerge Center
Children's Services- Early Intervention, The Arc Baton Rouge
Client Choice Food Pantry, HOPE Ministries
Counseling and Mental Health, Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Domestic Violence Program, Iris Domestic Violence Center
Employment Services, Catholic Charities
Feeding the Hungry, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
FYB: Youth Workforce Development, Front Yard Bikes
Goodwill Re-Integration Program (GRIP), Goodwill Industries
Great Futures Start Here, Boys and Girls Club of GBR
HIV Prevention and Case Management, Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Home Fire Financial Assistance, American Red Cross
Home Instruction of Preschool Youngsters, Catholic Charities
Homeless One Stop Center Legal Clinic, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Level-UP! Mentoring and Workforce Development Program, Big Buddy
Mentoring Over a Lifetime, 100 Black Men
Opening Doors, Opening Doors
Pediatric Behavioral Health Services, The Emerge Center
Project Impact, Big Buddy
Single Mom University, The Life of a Single Mom
Social Services, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge
Springfield, Livingston, and St. Helena Head Start Centers, Regina Coeli Child Development Center
St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room, St. Vincent de Paul
Substance Abuse Treatment/Relapse Prevention, O'Brien House
The Bielkiewicz House, Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge
The Way to Work Sustainable Workforce SOLUTIONS, HOPE Ministries
Therapeutic Rehabilitation Program, McMains Children's Developmental Center
Tiger Pride, East Feliciana Public Schools
West Feliciana Early Childhood Network, West Feliciana Public Schools
Whole School Whole Child, City Year
YWCA Early Head Start, YWCA Greater Baton Rouge



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BASF Corporation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
CF Industries, Inc.
Dow Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company
FMOL Health System, Inc.
Hancock Whitney Bank
Hargrove Engineers + Contractors
Huntsman International
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Keystone Engineering
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Methanex Corporation
Mexichem Fluor Inc
The Mosaic Company
The Newtron Group, Inc.
NuStar Energy LP
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Performance Contractors, Inc.
Republic Services
SGS North America, Inc.
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Trace Security, Inc.
Westgate, Inc.
Westlake Vinyls Company, LLP