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Cleco fund accepts grant applications

The Cleco Community Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana, 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 or Vermilion.

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 Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. 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


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