Cleco Community Fund Awards $100,000
to Acadiana Nonprofits
Lafayette, LA - The Cleco Community Fund, a
fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), generously awarded seven grants
totaling $100,000 to nonprofits in Acadiana. The grant recipients will focus on
a wide variety of causes.
Catholic Services of Acadiana will purchase
durable hospital furniture for St. Joseph Emergency Shelter. The shelter
provides a sleeping area, bathrooms and common space for nearly 200 low-income
Eunice Community Health Center will provide
free healthcare, free prescriptions and affordable lab work for working
uninsured and under insured patients.
Faith House Incorporated will support the Hope
and Resilience project that focuses on helping adults and children to mitigate
the trauma of abuse and focus on a healthy lifestyle.
Healing House Hope for Grieving Children will
distribute grief support kits to school counselors to meet the needs of
bereaved children throughout Acadiana
Miles Perret Cancer Services will provide
financial assistance to cancer patients affected by lymphedema who are unable
to afford appropriate treatment, especially the uninsured and patients of lower
Opelousas General Health System will expand
its use of telehealth to serve the health care needs of children in underserved
schools located in rural areas of Acadiana.
St. Mary Outreach and its Promise of Light program
will assist residents who are experiencing financial difficulty with paying
their utility bill.
Cleco Community Fund granted to organizations
who are established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization serving
Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and/or
Vermilion Parishes. Grants were awarded to
individuals, private business ventures or partisan political organizations.
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 whose core purpose is building
legacies and improving communities by connecting generous people to the causes
they care about. CFA is a south Louisiana 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.