Nalco Champion awarding nonprofit grants in region

Published 12:10 am Saturday, July 25, 2015

LAPLACE — In keeping with its more than a quarter-of-a-century tradition of supporting the community, Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, will award grants to non-profit organizations in St. John the Baptist, St. James and St. Charles Parishes through the Ecolab Foundation’s 2015 Community Relations Grants Program.

To qualify for a community grant, a 501 (c) 3 organization must fall within one of our four strategic areas and deliver services in the Tri-Parish area. They include:

• Youth & Education:  Fund programs to promote youth development, particularly youth at risk

• Civic & Community Development:  Poverty, affordable housing, work readiness, crisis assistance, and hunger relief

• Environment & Conservation:  Support hands-on environmental learning programs

• Arts & Culture:  Arts education for children and youth

Contributions will not be made to or in support of individuals; sectarian/denominational religious organizations, except where funds are to be used in direct interest of the entire community; loans or investments, political and lobbying organizations; industry association memberships; disease-specific or health-related organizations; sports programs and fundraising events.

The deadline to submit an application for consideration is Sept. 25.

For questions or to receive the 2015 Community Grant Application Form, contact Christy Ordeneaux at or 985-535-2221.