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Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves the following 10 parishes: Ascension, East & West Baton Rouge, East & West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena and St. James --

Arthritis Foundation of Louisiana

The mission of the Arthritis Association of Louisiana is to improve lives through continuing community service, education and support of research for arthritis and related diseases. We are the only local nonprofit organization providing services and support to Louisianans with one of the more than 100 forms of arthritis. We offer free information, a statewide listing of rheumatologists, lending library of books and videos, land- and water-based exercise programs and an annual camp for families affected by juvenile arthritis. We are a United Way agency based in Baton Rouge, with many programs and services available statewide. Learn more about the Arthritis Association of Louisiana at our Web site --

Big Buddy Program

At the Big Buddy Program our mission is to provide positive role models and learning experiences to children who lack resources. It has been our purpose for over 25 years. A fundamental challenge facing many communities is how to support those children who are economically, educationally, or emotionally disadvantaged. We believe that at the Big Buddy Program we create an opportunity for the community as a whole to help and help they have. Learn more about Big Buddy at our --

Capital Area Animal Welfare Society

The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS) is a private, all volunteer, nonprofit organization devoted to the prevention of animal suffering and animal overpopulation. Our primary function is to place animals into permanent, responsible, loving homes and to pursue educational programs and circulate information to the general public in an effort to reduce pet over population. Founded in 1971, we are the oldest local humane organization. We receive no government funding and are supported by private donations and our own fund raising efforts. CAAWS is run solely by unpaid volunteers and 100 percent of the funds received go toward helping animals. Learn more about us at our website

Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge

Since 1959 Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge has been providing programs, services, assistance and support free of charge - to those in our 10 parish area living with, through and beyond cancer. We can help with nutritional supplement, prescription assistance, wigs, medical equipment and supplies, library and resource information, support groups, professional counseling and childrens programs. We are a United Way agency dedicated to improving life for those living with cancer. Learn more about us on our website --

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been in the Baton Rouge area for over 140 years. We provide services to the homeless of our community through our dining room, pharmacy, shelters, and with collaboration with the Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative and the Baton Rouge Bar Association we provide free medical and legal services. Learn more about us here --

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Our mission is to provide for the unmet food needs of the thousands of poor and those living in poverty in the greater Baton Rouge area by providing food and educational programs through existing social service agencies, churches, synagogues, and religious agencies. Our vision is to eradicate hunger in our 11-parish service area. Learn more about us here --

Hilltop Arboretum

Hilltop Arboretum is an independent, non-profit organization that works in partnership with LSU to preserve, protect, and enhance a 14 acre nature preserve located along the historic Highland Road escarpment. It is noted for its collection of over 150 species of plants native to Louisiana, its unique topography; and its reputation as a readily accessible space where people can experience and learn about nature, plants, and the Louisiana landscape. It can count itself among the few remaining links in Highland Road's green corridor that has not been disrupted by urban sprawl. Learn more about us here --

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation was founded in 1964 as a community foundation with a commitment to the improvement of our community. Learn more about us here --

Boy Scouts of America, Istrouma Area Council

Our mission is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Learn more about us here --

Capital Area United Way

Capital Area United Way works to stabilize individuals and families through programs and services that provide a safety net for the most vulnerable in our 10-parish area; and we strengthen our community by focusing strategically on the building blocks for a better life: education, income stability, and healthy lives. Our vision is a community where everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to improve lives by leveraging partnerships in our community to advance the common good through education, income stability, and healthy living. Learn more at

Catholic Community Services

Catholic Community Services serves people of all faiths in 12 civil parishes with programs such as adoption, low cost counseling, transitional housing for pregnant women and intact families, prison ministry, refugee relocation, English classes, job placement for seniors, emergency assistance, Foster Grandparents, and advocacy services for persons with disabilities. For more information, visit our website at

Girl Scouts of America, Audubon Council, Inc.

Our mission is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Learn more about us here --

Hospice of Baton Rouge

Our mission is to provide care and support to patients and their loved ones at home or in a homelike setting. Our vision is to ensure that no one dies alone or in pain. Hospice of Baton Rouge is a community-owned, freestanding agency and is the only 501(c)(3) hospice provider in this area. Established in 1984, it is the second oldest hospice in Louisiana and is the only hospice in Louisiana to receive the LANO Standards of Excellence. The Butterfly Wing, our eight-bed inpatient unit, is one of only four hospice inpatient units in the state and provides care and support to patients whose care needs exceed that which can reasonably be provided at home.--

LSU Foundation

The purpose of the LSU Foundation is to foster private financial support for LSU and A&M College, the LSU Agricultural Center, and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Learn more about us here --

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

We are a freestanding, community-owned, nonprofit cancer radiation treatment, education and research facility with locations in Baton Rouge, Hammond and Covington, Louisiana . Learn more about us here --

Our Lady of the Lake

In a given year, Our Lady of the Lake treats approximately 25,000 patients in the hospital, and serves about 350,000 persons through outpatient locations with the assistance of almost 900 physicians and 3,000 staff members. Learn more about us here --


Our mission is to comfort the spirit, nurture hope and represent the presence of a loving God within a multi-cultural ecumenical environment. The main services are with women who are pregnant while incarcerated, with adolescent girls in residential treatment facilities, with families who have experienced early pregnancy loss and with stroke survivors and their families. Learn more about us here --

Southern University System Foundation

"The mission of The Southern University System Foundation is to maximize private gift support for The Southern University System while continuously laying the groundwork for future fund-raising success, in order to aid the campuses of the Southern University System in fulfilling their individual missions of excellence in education, research, and service." Learn more about us here --

Woman's Hospital Foundation

We are committed to serving the people in the surrounding community, and support many worthwhile health care initiatives aimed at helping to achieve our mission: to improve the health of women and infants Learn more about us here --

St. Joseph Hospice Foundation

The St. Joseph Hospice Foundation (SJHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensure support and financial assistance to terminally ill patients and their families who may not have the financial resources to pay for basic needs such as food and utilities, or for supplies and medications to those who are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance plans. The Foundation provides support to patients and their families regardless of which hospice they choose. All donations and in-kind gifts are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Donations help support hospice care for those who could not otherwise afford these services as well as to fund volunteer and community education programs. It is our mission to provide comfort, peace and dignity for terminally ill patients and their families in the comforts of their home. Learn more about us here

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL)

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana is Baton Rouge’s premiere historic preservation organization committed to the safeguarding of our state’s cultural and architectural heritage for generations to come. The Foundation, a member-based group, is also a Local Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation . FHL is currently working toward the preservation of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, the Huey P. Long Fieldhouse Pool and Baton Rouge High School, among other Treasures in Trouble. Learn more about us here --

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge (FHFGBR)

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge (FHFGBR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is organized and staffed by individuals with disabilities and their family members. FHFGBR is a group of families who, because of their own experiences, are committed to reaching out to other families who have individuals with disabilities. Disability could mean a physical, cognitive, mental, emotional or behavioral disability. FHFGBR provides the individualized services, information, resources and support needed to positively enhance the independence, productivity and integration of persons with disabilities into the community. Learn more about us at

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