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Donaldsonville Area Foundation

The Donaldsonville Area Foundation is a nonprofit historic preservation organization and was founded in 2017 to preserve the history, culture, and architecture of the Donaldsonville area. To do this, the organization works to identify historic assets and creates projects and programs that contribute to the restoration and revitalization of the community.


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The Donaldsonville Area Foundation is a nonprofit historic preservation organization and was founded in 2017 to preserve the history, culture, and architecture of the Donaldsonville area. To do this, the organization works to identify historic assets and creates projects and programs that contribute to the restoration and revitalization of the community.


The goals of the foundation are:


To foster, encourage, and promote charitable, educational, scientific, social, and/or cultural activities, to support projects such as symposia, fundraising events, architectural tours, galleries, research, publication, etc.


To further the quality of life in the City of Donaldsonville by generating awareness programs of the rich history, culture, and architectural elements of the City.


To receive any and all contributions and hold, invest, reinvest, manage or devote funds to further the mission of the organization.


To dispense, transfer, lease, dedicate or otherwise hypothecate any part of or all of such monies or properties as is deemed appropriate by the Trustees to promote historic preservation, revitalize endangered historic assets, buildings, or residential homes, and/or preserve land from development.


The foundation identifies projects and programs through its annual asset preservation plan. The planning committee also accepts project requests from the are which it serves.  Grants will also be awarded annually to nonprofit and private efforts for project that meet the criteria of the foundation.


The foundation is led by a volunteer board of trustees and generate funds through memberships, corporate contributions, grants, and endowments. Volunteers are always welcome and accepted to serve philanthropic efforts as well as serve as trustees on the board of directors.


For more information, call 225.445.1383 or email lee@visitdonaldsonville.org.