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Community Enhancement Award

As a long-standing member of the Baton Rouge community and one of the largest employers in the Baton Rouge area, Baton Rouge General recognizes the positive impact of non-profit organizations working to improve our community. That’s why we developed the Community Enhancement Award, a grant program that allows us to select and support large projects with significant, multi-year grants. This award replaces our former sponsorship process to focus on complex initiatives that align with our mission to restore and maintain health, one person at a time.

The Community Enhancement Award is intended for non-profit organizations seeking financial support to implement transformative, sustainable projects that benefit Baton Rouge area residents in one of the areas below (expand each section for more details). Depending on the project needs, BRG will commit up to $50,000 for up to three years.

Transformative: To create an important and lasting change.
Sustainable: Able to be maintained over a long period of time.

The application period for the 2019 CEA is now closed. Applications for the 2020 CEA will start in Spring 2020.

Social Determinants Of Health

The social determinants of health are the conditions that shape the distribution of resources and income at global, local and national levels. These determinants are often responsible for differences in health within and between geographic regions. Baton Rouge General is interested in supporting projects that address these inequities and improve health in our geographic region. Some examples include:

  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Economic stability and development
  • Availability of healthy foods

Quality Of Place

The physical appearance and sense of character of the Baton Rouge community impacts the quality of life of our residents as well as our ability to attract new residents and businesses. Baton Rouge General is interested in supporting projects that improve the quality of life in the Baton Rouge area. Examples of focus areas that impact quality of place include:

  • Economic development
  • Workforce development
  • Community revitalization
  • Cultural enrichment

Population Health

Population health is the health of a group of individuals, including the distribution of health outcomes among the group. Baton Rouge General is interested in supporting projects that improve the health of our community’s population. Focus areas for population health projects might include:

  • Disease management
  • Access to health services
  • Health education
  • Health improvement activities
  • Health outcomes


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