Our Mission

          The Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation is committed to improving the Shreveport, Louisiana, area through assisting organizations to add opportunity, freedom of action and choice, self-betterment and a climate for change to the lives of the people they serve.

        The foundation's priority is to fund organizations in, or projects which take place in, the Shreveport area, but it may also fund requests from other areas, especially those with the potential to be replicated in the Shreveport area if proven effective.

        The foundation is particularly interested in supporting those programs which are small, local, innovative and perhaps even unpopular.

        We leave to others the funding of grants to individuals and the support of large national causes such as the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross and the United Way.


Our Nondiscrimination Policy

           It is the policy of the Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of our organization without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation or sexual orientation.