Since 1998, we have led the effort to permanently sustain and support the mission of Baton Rouge Community College and impact the Baton Rouge community by supporting the students we serve.  

Our Mission

The Baton Rouge Community College Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) is a non-profit corporation organized April 16, 1998, existing and operating for the purpose of securing recurring philanthropic support to advance, promote, and otherwise benefit the mission of Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), its faculty, and its students. The Foundation is governed by a board of trustees and is funded entirely with private resources.

The Foundation solicits private, voluntary contributions to advance and support the programs and facilities of BRCC; manages investments; and serves as steward for funds and other contributed assets. Our vision is to exemplify the highest standards of integrity, accountability, and transparency.

The Foundation provides direct financial support for Baton Rouge Community College by expending resources to fund financial assistance for students, including scholarships; providing professional development opportunities and programmatic grants awards for faculty; and local, federal, or private appropriations and/or grants for research, public outreach, cultural enhancement, and other BRCC mission-focused initiatives. 

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BRCC Foundation has helped to establish over 100 external business partners in support Baton Rouge Community College. Last year, the Foundation also awarded more than $760,000 in direct support to the College and students.
— Philip Smith, Jr., BRCC Foundation, Inc. - Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director

What We've Achieved

  • Foundation assets increase from $982,000 in 2015 to over $3.8 million in 2017. 

  • Foundation assets increased by 25% from $2,837,392 to $3,546,740 in 2016. 

  • Last year,  partnerships increased from 99 to 115. 

  • The Foundation secured over $944,999 in private funds which allowed the college to receive over $6,900,000 in bond proceeds from the State of Louisiana to support the remodeling of BRCC's Acadian Site. 

  • Alumni membership has inducted over 600 new members.

Foundation grants increased by 100%  Including grants from the following: 

  • Capital One

  • Walmart Foundation

  • Entergy Charitable Foundation

  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation

  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation

  • Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council

  • Keep Louisiana Beautiful Foundation