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  • October 17, 2023 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    REDSTICK C.A.R.E.S. was founded in 2022 and is located at 5475 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

    MISSION: Committed to building a resilient community by improving the community's behavioral, mental and social health through human connection. 

    TOP GOAL: To expand our programming to offer more program options during after work hours. 



  • September 13, 2023 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    LSU's Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL) is an academic department that focuses on connecting undergraduate students with community organizations for service-learning and volunteer opportunities. 

    The LSU CCELL has many students who are looking to serve their communities in fulfilling and meaningful ways. If this sounds like something that would be beneficial to your organization, here are a few additional questions for information gathering for their database. The CCELL department shares this information with students to make connections. The questions are listed below:

    • Are you offering any form of service for volunteers this Fall? If so, do you have an event list that you’d like to share?
    • What are your volunteer needs for the academic year (August 2023- May 2024)?
    • Who is the person of contact to list for this organization?
    • Does your organization have an email list that CCELL can join? If so, please feel free to enroll our student-led program email ( to your list.

    If you have any other questions about LSU's CCELL department and what they do, please reach out to them at

  • August 24, 2023 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    MISSION: To prevent brain, spinal cord, and other traumatic injuries through education.

    TOP GOAL: To educate our youth on the frequency and seriousness of a brain and/or spinal cord injury, as well as ways to prevent one from happening, so that we may reduce the number of injuries that occur annually.



  • August 02, 2023 4:01 PM | Anonymous

    MISSIONTo provide effective, high-quality, faith based addiction services, resources and support to women seeking recovery from substance abuse. To offer the necessary support and nurture to those in need, encourage and create an atmosphere in which women can develop into confident, capable, healthy contributing members of our local community. 

    TOP GOAL: To enhance employment prospects for residents of our transitional housing program who have been actively participating for at least one year and have successfully maintained one year of sobriety. 


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  • July 13, 2023 1:40 PM | Anonymous
    What: This summer, we are recruiting and training Blue Cross leaders in our Baton Rouge and Monroe offices to be great nonprofit board candidates. They will learn the basics of board governance, roles and responsibilities, and fund development duties.

    Meet the candidates: We also hosting Meet-and-Greets to introduce trained candidates with local nonprofits who are actively recruiting for board candidates in the area. 

    When: Meet and Greets are scheduled for:
    • Baton Rouge - July 26, 2023 from 2 -4 p.m.
    • Monroe - Aug. 3, 2023 from 2- 4 p.m.
    How to Sign Up: Complete our board recruitment survey and check the box for which Meet and Greet you're interested in attending. We will have open spots for as many employees elect to participate.

    Not in Baton Rouge or Monroe? We have smaller regional offices in other markets and are often recruiting on rolling basis. Fill out our survey and let us know what kind of skills you need!

    Why: We believe our employees can bring some of the most diverse, skilled, and engaging talent to nonprofit boards. We also heavily consider employee engagement when determining where to allocate corporate sponsorship resources.
  • June 30, 2023 9:39 AM | Anonymous
    MISSION:  To feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. With community support, we have served the hungry in our 11-parish service area for more than 35 years.

    MAIN GOAL: To provide food to over 100 partner agencies in our 11-parish service area. We source, acquire, inventory, house and distribute food to serve those in need in our community. We currently have a 17.2 million meal gap in our area, so the need remains great.


  • June 22, 2023 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    The next Competitive Grant Cycle opens on August 1. Community Foundation is offering three Grant Applicant training sessions for all applicants. Training is optional but is highly encouraged for first-time applicants.

    • Session 1 - July 19 at 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 - July 25 at 10 a.m.
    • Session 3 - July 27 at 10 a.m.

    Reservations are required and can be made with the link below. All sessions will be held in Community Central at Community Foundation. 401 Edwards Street, Suite 125, Shreveport, LA 71101.



    Grant Applicant Training Session 1
    Wednesday, July 19 at 10 a.m.

    Competitive Grant Applications Open
    August 1 at 8 a.m.

    Grant Applicant Training Session 2
    Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m.

    Grant Applicant Training Session 3
    Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

    Competitive Grant Applications Close
    August 21 at 4 p.m.
  • June 22, 2023 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    Emergency Disaster Relief 

    In response to the recent power outages, the LSUS Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research would like to gauge the current needs of area nonprofits and provide support to help you deliver your essential services. Please fill out this questionnaire if your organization needs assistance (volunteers, supplies, or another type of need) or can help other organizations in need.

    Please distribute this survey to your network as well.

    Arklatex Emergency Support Resources

    Power information and reporting

    Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, 318-861-0812 or

    Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security, 318-675-2255


    Water outages, 318-673-7600 or text 318-383-2658 or email

    Attorney General to report price gouging, 866-801-2549

    Emergency text alerts from Caddo/Shreveport:

    Updates and other city services:

    Updates from SWEPCO:

    Outages status:

    Or add your power outage status here:


    United Way 211 hotline for 24 hour assistance connecting with nonprofits and resources

    Red Cross, 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 24 hour assistance and

    SNAP and EBT cards have emergency funds

    Community Centers and Transportation

    SPAR-Pools and Community Centers, 8:30am-7:30pm, 318-673-7727,

    SportTran, and Facebook:

    Cooling Centers,

  • June 20, 2023 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    Nominations for the 2023 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists awards are open NOW through Monday, July 10th.

    Submitted nominations should include details of individuals’ volunteer activities, including which organizations they have volunteered with and how their service has impacted the community. All nominees’ volunteer service should be separate from their employment, and the individual may not be a current elected official or a close family relative of an Emerge Board Member. To view a list of past honorees, click here.

    All nominations should be completed online through the Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists 2023 Nomination Form and submitted by Monday, July 10th.

    If you encounter an issue completing the nomination form or have questions about the Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists awards luncheon, please contact Ashley McDermott at or 225.663.6914.

  • May 04, 2023 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    Are you ready to take your nonprofit to the next level? Our friends over at LSUS have just the thing for you - Nonprofit Certifications!

    Nonprofit Essentials Certificates cover the fundamental and practical elements vital to success in nonprofits, focusing on:

    • Strategic Leadership
    • Financial Management
    • People Management
    • External Relations
    • Grant Writing 
    • and more!

    Through these Essentials Certificates, the passionate individuals who dedicate their lives to worthy causes will be able to extend their capacity to help leverage their organization! 

    Learn more + register, click HERE.

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