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PACT United & Venture Grant Awards

Our 2021-22 applications now are closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!



During the 2020-2021 grant cycle, United Way of Acadiana invested $440,000 into community programs created and administered by regional nonprofits. Twenty eight programs will be funded through PACT (Plan of Action for Community Transformation) United, a competitive, community-wide initiative focused on United Way of Acadiana’s three focus areas of education, earnings and essentials.


Founded in 2008, United Way of Acadiana’s PACT United provides grants to organizations focused on helping more children graduate from high school, building financial stability in hard working families, and ensuring that neighbors meet their basic needs. Since the previous 2018-2020 grant cycle, the time period for funding has transitioned from two to one year, allowing more organizations frequent opportunities to apply and, in the wake of COVID-19, a chance for programs to recalibrate as circumstances change.


2020-2021 PACT United Grant Award Recipients for Earnings include:

  1. ASSIST Agency: Financial Counseling/IDA

  2. Faith House of Acadiana: Economic Empowerment for Battered Women

  3. Junior Achievementof Acadiana: Virtual Finance Park

  4. VITA Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults: Literacy Works


2020-2021 PACT United Grant Award Recipients for Education include:

  1. 16th Judicial District, Family Service Division: Early Intervention Program

  2. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana: Mentoring for Success

  3. Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana: Blueprint for Impact – Making Every Hour Count

  4. Empowering the Community for Excellence: ETCFE Tutoring Program

  5. Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America: Scout Reach

  6. Faith House of Acadiana: Ready Readers

  7. Family Tree Information, Education, & Counseling Center: Best Moms and Best Dads

  8. Hearts of Hope – Lafayette: I Have a Voice

  9. New Hope Community Development of Acadiana: After School Mentoring Program

  10. New Hope Community Development of Acadiana: Summer Program

  11. St. Martin Parish School Board: Access to Care

  12. St. Martin Parish School Board: Telehealth for Tots

  13. Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park: Folk Arts Teen Advisory Council

  14. VITA Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults: Keys to Success


2020-2021 PACT United Grant Award Recipients for Essentials include:

  1. Acadia Council on Aging: Home Delivered Nutrition Program

  2. Acadiana Outreach Center: The Lighthouse for Families

  3. ASSIST Agency: Emergency Assistance

  4. Catholic Charities of Acadiana: Emily House

  5. Catholic Charities of Acadiana: FoodNet

  6. Catholic Charities of Acadiana: Homeless Prevention and Diversion at Msgr. Sigur Center

  7. Catholic Charities of Acadiana: St. Joseph Shelter for Men

  8. Faith House of Acadiana: Shelter Program

  9. Lafayette Council on Aging: Meals on Wheels

  10. Second Harvest Food Bank: Feeding Acadiana

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact United Way of Acadiana at 337.233.8302 x 213.

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