The Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is blessed to count the Stuller Family Foundation as one of its greatest champions. The foundation has been a steadfast and engaged supporter of character education, leadership training and healthy development of young people in Acadiana. Though we are grateful for the financial support, it pales in comparison to the real benefit of our partnership with the foundation and its Director…..networking, training and encouragement.

Though there are many foundations that provide funding opportunities, few actually get involved in providing critical strategic and organizational support. The Stuller Family Foundation understands the need for financial assistance but equally leverages their relationships with other organizations, businesses and relationships to help charities grow. They do this by providing professional training opportunities for non-profits in areas such as social media marketing, board development, legal and tax issues, etc.. They also organize general networking opportunities for non-profits to gather and share ideas as well as facilitate introductions between organizations or individuals with like missions, ideas or projects to create synergy and encourage collaboration.

In many ways, because of the support we have received from the Stuller Foundation, the Evangeline Area Council:

  • Serves nearly 3,000 youth through 900 adult mentors
  • Launched it’s Swamp Base initiative that brings thousands of Scouts and Leaders from around the country to Acadiana for a high adventure program in the Atchafalaya Basin
  • Has been selected by the National BSA Office to participate in two pilot programs;
  • Lion Cubs – A kindergarten age Scouting program
  • STEM Scouts – An exciting new Scouting program for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 who are interested in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Through its vast and diverse support, Stuller Family Foundation is helping to prepare young people to make moral and ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Art Hawkins, Scout Executive, Evangeline Council Boy Scouts of America


My grandmothers, and mother taught me as a little boy, "give it back better than it was given to you.” Which simply meant, when someone gives you anything, return it in better condition than when it was given to you. The Stuller Family Foundation has always been an advocate, and a friend to the people, and especially the children of Acadiana. They help make the lives of the kids better through their generous contributions to places like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana. They embrace the idea of giving it back better than it was given to you.

Through my work with Scott Brazda, who is really one of my heroes, I have come to know the heart of Matt Stuller; and the kids of Acadiana are blessed because of him and his great, big heart. The Boys & Girls Club is an organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To fulfill our mission, we need companies like the Stuller family Foundation to give to our cause. The Stuller Family Foundation’s funding has allowed us to serve 1,723 thus far in 2017. Of those youth served, 65% reside in single-parent homes and 65% are considered economically disadvantaged. In spite of these obstacles, we are happy to report that 97% of the youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana achieved on-time grade progression at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Through this support, we are able to provide many of Acadiana’s youth with valuable experiences they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to experience. As a result of the Stuller Family Foundation’s support we can truly say that we are positively impacting Acadiana, and more importantly Acadiana’s youth; whom are our future citizens and business leaders of our community.

With the majority of our kids coming from disadvantaged circumstances, it takes a village to help raise our children. The Stuller Family Foundation is part of that village. They believe in paying it forward, and giving it back better.

Harold Alexander, Jr.

Unit Director

Granberry Boys & Girls Club


"The Stuller Family Foundation has become a truly valued partner in our efforts to eliminate violence in all its forms in our community. The foundation offers our organization an outlet for information that has helped to increase the value of our services to survivors of domestic violence. The Executive Director of the foundation keeps in constant contact providing updates on trainings, networking opportunities and technological assistance for our program. In 2007, the Stuller Family Foundation made a tremendous philanthropic commitment to survivors of domestic violence by providing funding for the completion of Faith House II transitional housing facility. This facility will provide a safe, violence-free home to women and children for an extended period of time while they are working to obtain permanent housing.
Faith House has always been an organization that is strongly supported by our community. Our partnership with the Stuller Family Foundation has been extremely beneficial as we pursue our mission to save the lives of victims of domestic violence. Without the support of the foundation we would not have been able to open the doors of our transitional housing facility and help families to put their lives back together. Working with the foundation has been an absolute pleasure, Mr. Brazda is a wonderful representative to our community and a great friend to nonprofit organizations such as ours. Together we are making a difference for victims of violence and as we look to the future I see great success and achievement in our work."
                                                                                  Billi Lacombe, Executive Director
                                                                                  Faith House, Inc.

Working with the Stuller Family Foundation has, and continues to be, a wonderful experience. The support they have offered to Teurlings Catholic High School has enhanced the educational experience of our past, current, and future students. The growth of our school has been significant and is directly related to the construction of twenty classrooms aided by the generosity of the Stuller Family Foundation. Not a day goes by when the partnership does not advance the spiritual and educational journey our students seek and live through.

Michael H. Boyer

Principal, Teurlings Catholic High


"Family Promise of Acadiana would like to thank the Stuller Family Foundation for your continued support. As a small non-profit organization the information provided by the Stuller Family Foundation has been invaluable to the growth and sustainability of the organization.
The opportunity to meet with someone from the foundation has been a great asset to the program. This one on one time allows us to share our program and get instant feedback on our pr and also valuable information about other opportunities within the community. The notifications on seminars and trainings have also been of great help as we are always looking for opportunities to learn so that we can continue to grow and fulfill our mission.
The Stuller Family Foundation has played an integral role in our program both financially and with valuable information. We are truly appreciative of the Stuller Family Foundation are grateful for all that you do."
                                                                           Renee’ Menard, Network Director
                                                                           Family Promise of Acadiana



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