“Our family is fortunate to have the opportunity to support community organizations, and we are committed to doing so in a meaningful and responsible manner.”
– Charlie Lamar

Our areas of interest include:


Animal Welfare

Conservation of Natural & Historic Resources

Social Services

Arts & Culture

The Charles Lamar Family Foundation

The Charles Lamar Family Foundation was established by Charles W. Lamar III in 2000, as a permanent vehicle for his family to provide financial support to organizations striving to make a difference. We have funded a wide variety of projects and programs, usually in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. We are open to all 501(c)(3) applicants, but generally restrict our grants to our stated areas of interest, especially our three areas of special interest — Pre-K–12 education, companion animal welfare and water resources.

We do not provide all of the funds for a project or program, because we want assurance that the wider community is committed to the activity. We expect our funds to be used as described in the grant application and require final reporting on the project and its actual revenues and expenses. We are inclined to favor grants that will address needs that may be particularly difficult to raise money to support. We look for organizations that can demonstrate their capacity with viable operating plans and the retention of concerned and capable personnel.