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Cleco Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Cleco Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

 

Lafayette, LA - The Cleco Community Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations whose focus areas are education, health and wellness, low income and youth programming.

“Cleco has a long history of philanthropic involvement in the communities it serves,” said Peggy Scott, board chair and interim CEO of Cleco Corporate Holdings. “The Cleco Community Fund will award $100,000 through multiple grants to Acadiana nonprofits doing critical work in the region.”

The grant cycle is open to organizations who are established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Funding is available to support programs and projects serving Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and/or Vermilion Parishes.

The Cleco Community Fund does not make grants to individuals, private business ventures or partisan political organizations. Funding will not be awarded for ongoing, recurring budgetary items.

To submit a grant application, visit www.cfacadiana.org/clecogrant. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11. For more information or assistance, call Lauren Breaux, civic leadership coordinator at Community Foundation of Acadiana, at 337-769-4851 or by email at lbreaux@cfacadiana.org.

Cleco is a regional energy company that conducts substantially all of its business operation through its primary subsidiary, Cleco Power. Cleco Power is a regulated electric utility company that owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. 

Community Foundation of Acadiana is a tax-exempt, donor-centric, entrepreneurial foundation who core purpose is building legacies and improving communities by connecting generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion.

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