The Foundation has a commitment to transparency and open reporting. 

On this page, we offer our public documents. If you have additional questions about our operations, please send us an email or message by clicking HERE. 


The Foundation was started as the United Way of Southwest Louisiana Community Foundation in 2001 and converted to the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana in 2008, when a new independent board was appointed to oversee it. The Foundation complies with national and state laws that govern nonprofits.

The Foundation's EIN is 72-1508036

IRS Determination Letter


The Foundation pays for operations by charging a fee to manage charitable accounts. We also rely on generous Supporters. Assets of the Foundation include $9.2  million in those charitable accounts. Through those charitable accounts, our Fund Donors and the Foundation have granted nearly $8 million to nonprofits since 2008, the year we were formed.

The Foundation reports on its operations and finances to the IRS. The related IRS 990 forms are below. 

2016 990 Form

2015 990 Form

2014 990 Form

2013 990 Form

2012 990 Form 

2011 990 Form

2010 990 Form