Southern Mutual Help Association collaborates with a wide spectrum of organizations. Many of its partners provide technical assistance or access to capital, grants and loans. Others share resources and expertise to help build health and prosperity in Louisiana’s rural communities.

Partners, past and present include:

Academy of Our Lady of Lourdes Rochester Franciscans

Architects Southwest

AmeriCares Foundation

Agricultural Extension Offices

Aristotle Inc.

Ascension Health

Associated Black Charities

The Adrian Dominican Sisters Alternative Investment Fund

Basilian Fathers of Toronto

Baton Rouge Economic & Agricultural Development Alliance

Berard, Habet & Associates

The Calvert Social Investment Foundation

Cajun Sugar Co-op Inc.

Center for Rural Strategies

Christus Fund

The City of New Iberia

Citizen’s Environmental Center

Community Foundation of Acadiana

Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters

Delta Commercial Fisheries Association

Department of Renewable Resources at University of Louisiana Lafayette

Dominican Sisters of Springfield

Dore Family Foundation

Ducote and Associates

ETC Group

Economics Institute

Entergy Corporation

Envision daBerry

Episcopal Relief and Development

Farm Aid

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

F.B. Heron Foundation

Fannie Mae Foundation

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

Federation of Self-Help Associations

Financial Markets Center

First National Bank of Jeanerette

Foundation for Louisiana

Foundation for the MidSouth

The Ford Foundation

Glenmary Home Missioners

The Hearst Foundations


Jefferson Parish Housing Authority

Jewish Funds for Justice

Judice Brothers Inc.

Lafayette Consolidated Government

Lissauer Family Fund

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Louisiana Housing AllianceLouisiana Housing CorporationLouisiana Inshore Shrimpers Association

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association

Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Make It Right Foundation

Marguerite Casey Foundation

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

MidSouth National Bank

Miller Engineers

National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture

National Congress for Community Economic Development

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks Capital Corporation

Northside Planting Inc.

Open Society Foundation

Oxfam America

Providence Community Housing

The Rapides Foundation

Red River Bank

Regions Bank

Rural Advancement Foundations– USA

Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Rural LISC)


Seton Enablement Fund

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

Sisters of Charity of St .Elizabeth

Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods

Sisters of St. Dominic of Racine

Society of the Divine Word Missionairs

Southern Education Foundation

Southern Rural Capital Access Working Group

Southern Rural Development Initiative

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

State Farm Insurance

Subra Inc.

Sunset Bank and Trust

The Sustainability Group at Loring, Wolcott, & Coolidge

Sustained Excellence Alliance Corp

Teche Federal Savings Bank

Unitarian Universalist Association

United States Department of Treasury CDFI Fund

USDA Rural Housing Services

Van Eaton & Romero

Washington State Bank

West End Neighborhood Associations and Council of Leaders

William K. Kellogg Foundation

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