Community Building Grants

The Baton Rouge Alliance for Students is committed to enriching the community by supporting organizations that aim to improve student well-being in Baton Rouge. Through our Community Building Grants, we forge stronger partnerships with aligned organizations, reinforcing our mission. This initiative is central to our broader goal of ensuring equitable access to high-quality education for every child in our community.

Community Building Grant awards range in value from $2,000 to $25,000 and are tailored to each organization’s needs.

The Alliance has identified 6 priority areas for investment

Community Building Grants supporting the following priority areas will be given funding preference: 
  • Equity: Projects demonstrate the Alliance’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Student growth and development: Efforts provide services and support for students and families
  • Leadership development: Programming encourages the development of a diverse pipeline of community leaders
  • Family and community voice: Programming encourages the development of community advocacy
  • Youth empowerment: Projects provide opportunities for the elevation of student voices
  • Out-of-School Time: Programming impacts after-school and summer learning experiences

The deadline for 2023 grant cycle applications is October 20, 2023. Grant recipients will be informed and announced by November 2, 2023.