The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to individuals working in Louisiana’s hospitality industry – one of the state’s largest employment sectors.

The Foundation raises funds through our signature fundraising events and other contributions, manages the application process for crisis assistance, and provides the administrative and financial services necessary to support the accounting and tracking of funds distributed.

Qualified applicants must be dealing with an emergency outside of their control, currently employed in the hospitality industry, and also working and living in Louisiana. Examples of emergencies include but are not limited to an auto accident, medical emergency, house fire, disaster (hurricane, flood, tornado), or death.

Crisis grant funding may include:

  • Temporary mortgage or rent assistance

  • Payment of medical-related bills

  • Payment of utility bills

  • Funeral service assistance

Applications are reviewed within ten business days of submission. Please note that funds are limited, therefore it is not guaranteed that each qualified request for funding will be approved.