The Goods

Posted: December 14, 2016

For the Love of This Place

Thank you so much... Because of you we were able to spread happiness and warmth to the local organizations on the Northshore who meet critical needs every day. If you are grateful for all of the qualities of this amazing place we call home, will you help us continue our work? Read more HERE ...
Posted: November 21, 2016

So much good stuff happening we just had to share...

  We have been some busy bees over here at your local community foundation, and we wanted to share with you just a few highlights in case you didn't already know. 2016 has been an amazing year for us and we expect 2017 to be even better. • Ongoing outreach and grant-making of nearly $500,000 to organizations and families dealing with unprecedented Flood Recovery in our region. &nb...
Posted: November 15, 2016

Grant's Gift, Daniel and Harley

A Match Made in Heaven Grant’s Gift Foundation working through the Northshore Community Foundation awarded the Gutierrez family financial assistance to support the cost of training an 8-week-old Golden Retriever to become a service dog for their darling 2.5-year-old son Daniel. Cerebral Palsy and debilitating seizures make life hard on Daniel and his family of four. The pup, Har...
Posted: November 2, 2016

Disaster Philanthropy in Inside Northside

  After the massive floods of 2016, The Northshore Community Foundation is providing assistance across South Louisiana. To date, we have granted more than $400,000 to nonprofits that are providing relief, and to schools so children can return to their classes.  Knowing that disaster recovery takes several years, we will continue to make grants from our Northshore Weathe...
Posted: October 25, 2016

BOO Fest 2016 THIS Weekend at Lakeview Regional Medical Center

COVINGTON, LA – ACCESS (Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions), a locally founded nonprofit fund of the Northshore Community Foundation, has announced that the 7th annual Boo Fest will be held on the grounds of Lakeview Regional Medical Center on Saturday, October 29th from 10AM to 3PM. The popular Northshore event benefits children with disabil...
Posted: September 28, 2016

Weather Relief Funds Available to Nonprofits Serving Tangi and St. Helena

  Northshore Weather Relief Fund Grants Available   In March 2016, the Northshore Weather Relief Fund was established at the Northshore Community Foundation to support relief efforts of the local nonprofits in the Northshore Region responding to community needs to this weather related disaster. After the August flood event, the fund raised additional money and we shifted our focus to ...
Posted: September 15, 2016

Celebrating our Generous Partners in ISNS

  We at the NORTHSHORE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION believe we share an interconnected and universally tethered motivation with each and every nonprofit organization selflessly working to make the northshore a better place.    To that end, our latest article in Inside Northside celebrates our boots-on-the-ground northshore partners who are striving day-in and day-out to make ...
Posted: September 6, 2016

$300,000 in Flood Relief Grants Awarded

  Schools, food banks, shelters, and grassroots rebuilding organizations are among the dozens of groups who have received a share of $300,000 in grants distributed from the Northshore Community Foundation (NCF) since the floods in March and August, 2016. The Northshore Weather Relief Fund was established days after historic flooding in early March which engulfed Southeast Louisiana. When ...
Posted: August 25, 2016

Biking With Cousins: Priceless

  Wry'on La Cour is an adorable 9 year old who has been diagnosed with Spina Bifida. Grant's Gift Foundation was so pleased to have awarded her a Freedom Concept Adaptive Tricycle which allows her independence and now the ability to ride bikes with her cousins-which makes her smile!   The Grant’s Gift Foundation raises money and awareness to benefit children ...
Posted: August 25, 2016

Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents in Louisiana

  We hope that this hasn't happened to you ... But disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers to help replace them.   SNAP Cards: (Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578 Website: www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAP   Green Cards: Phone: 800-375-5283 Website: https:...
Posted: August 16, 2016

Employee Assistance Funds

  The Northshore Community Foundation is providing assistance across South Louisiana wherever it can. Our history and affiliation with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) shows that we get money quickly to where it’s needed the most. The Foundation works directly with nonprofits that are responding to the flood and with sheltering organizations. To that end, we would lik...
Posted: August 13, 2016

More Raining, More Flooding, More Heartbreak

  This is breaking our hearts. We cannot believe it happened again ... and to some of the same areas that were hit the hardest just a few moths ago. What can YOU do to help the folks that have been affected by this crazy flooding?   Stay Informed The St. Tammany Parish Government is tirelessly staying on top of most of the local issues ... to find out the latest http://www.stp...
Posted: August 11, 2016

NEW FUND: Law Enforcement Appreciation Fund

  In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally and here at home, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all. To that end, Parish President Pat Brister has started a Fund here at the Foundation to address this need.   The Law Enforc...
Posted: August 1, 2016

Third Round Northshore Weather Relief Fund Grants Available

 In March 2016, the Northshore Weather Relief Fund was established at the Northshore Community Foundation to support relief efforts of the local nonprofits in the Northshore Region responding to community needs to this weather related disaster.   The Foundation invites applications for its third round of grants for nonprofit organizations that are case managing individuals or famil...
Posted: July 27, 2016

CLECO Rebate-Donate

  It's basically just FOUND money, right? This awesome windfall that CLECO has provided to each and every one of its customers in St.Tammany Parish is like getting a nice bonus. Why not use a portion of this little bonus to do something good this August? Something maybe you have been wanting to do but just didn't have the extra cash to pull off? Well n...