The Louisiana Foundation for Culture, Recreation & Tourism (Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2017, to support the mission of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism (DCRT). The mission of DCRT is to develop, support and promote cultural and recreational activities for the people of Louisiana and for its visitors. DCRT, operating under the Office of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, carries out its mission via the following agencies and their associated boards, commissions and volunteer groups:
The Foundation’s goal is to assist DCRT on its road to greater financial self-sufficiency while providing improved services for culture, recreation and tourism programs in Louisiana. The Foundation hopes to achieve this goal by maximizing the value and return on DCRT’s assets while remaining true to DCRT’s mission through public—private partnerships.