Promoting Educational Excellence

Through 30 years of hard work and determination, LEF has funded hundreds of grants, recognized thousands of teachers and assisted countless students in Lafayette Parish.


Do you have an idea to impact your classroom? Apply for our grants! Being our primary tool to promote excellence in education, our Grant Programs put academic dollars directly into classrooms. Classroom and School Impact Grants are now open!

Teacher Awards

Since 1999, LEF has honored outstanding PreK-4 – 12th grade educators in Lafayette Parish public, private, parochial and charter schools. Buy your tickets for this year’s Teacher Awards on January 29th at the Heymann Center