Community Impact

Community Giving Guidelines

Mardi Gras Casino & Resort’s Giving Back to the Community Program was created to help foster positive community development and initiatives. Organizations may apply to receive grants to go toward a program, event or other initiative that benefits the community, its citizens and the population which the organization serves. Recipients will be chosen based on organizational needs, goals and presence in the community. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort’s Grant Committee will meet monthly to decide on grant recipients.

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Funding Guidelines:
  • Organizations applying for funding from Mardi Gras Casino & Resort must have a current Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt designation and be eligible to receive charitable contributions.
  • The proposed use of funds must occur in a community where Mardi Gras Casino & Resort has a meaningful presence.
  • Organizations must apply completing the corporate giving application with an explanation of how the grant will be used.
  • Organizations may only receive one grant per year from this fund.
  • Organizations must apply a minimum of 60 days in advance of the event, program or initiative for which the funds are needed.

Mardi Gras Casino & Resort will not donate to the following:

  • National fundraising campaigns
  • Political, fraternal or military organizations or initiatives
  • Organizations which promote a discriminatory or racist agenda
  • Individual or commercial pursuits

Publicity Agreement:

Recipients of grant dollars may be asked to participate in any or all of the following:

  • Story about grant in Mardi Gras Casino & Resort newsletter and website
  • Post on Mardi Gras Casino & Resort’s Facebook and Twitter about grant
  • Letter to Mardi Gras Casino & Resort board members and customer database about donation
  • Sponsor a press event to present the grant check
Download Application (pdf)