Vernon Parish is supported by:

  • The Rapides Foundation 
  • The Orchard Foundation
Our Success
The Foundation's Systemic Initiative focused on literacy for the past five years. This year the focus has shifted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and career and technical education (CTE).
Through your continued support of the Rapides Foundation and the Orchard Foundation the lives of Cenla students will be enhanced.
Who We Help
The Orchard Foundation provides staff development to improve student learning thoughout the Cenla Region.
About The Foundation

The Orchard Foundation 

The Orchard Foundation is a nonprofit local education fund established as a resource for Central Louisiana that works with school districts, businesses, and communities to improve educational opportunities in a nine-parish service area: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn. We believe that Orchard provides outstanding opportunities to develop leaders in education which enhance the education efforts in Central Louisiana. Learn more.

The Rapides Foundation  

The Rapides Foundation provides funding for projects which effectively address the following:


To promote healthy behaviors and improve access to healthcare.


To increase the level of educational attainment and achievement as

the primary path to improved economic, social and health status.


To improve economic opportunity and family income; and

enhance civic and community opportunities for more effective

leaders and organizations.  Learn More

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