About

The Meraux Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established by Arlene Meraux to benefit the community of St. Bernard Parish by leveraging its landholdings.


Vision and Strategy

When Arlene Meraux founded the Meraux Foundation, she asked her niece, Rita, to manage it with a simple guiding principle: to ensure that the land resources that Arlene transferred to the Foundation would be used to improve the quality of life in St. Bernard.

Meraux Foundation’s work is focused in five key program areas designed to fulfill its mission:

  1. Land Strategies >> Learn More
  2. Special Projects  >> Learn More
  3. Educational Initiatives >> Learn More
  4. Environmental Initiatives >> Learn More
  5. Community Building >> Learn More

Board Members

The current composition of the Meraux Foundation Board of Directors was established in 2011. The Foundationʼs board of directors is presided over by Arleneʼs niece, Rita Gue, and members Floyd Gue, Bill Haines, Chris Haines, and Sidney Torres, III.

May 24, 2019 Children Interact with Ag at Docville Farm
April 4, 2019 Schmelly’s Dirt Farm Wins 2019 Startup St. Bernard Business Competition
April 1, 2019 “Rock the CASA” raises spirits and funds for St. Bernard’s at-risk kids
March 12, 2019 Meraux Foundation Announces Plans for 5th Mississippi River Delta Institute
Meraux Foundation Announces Startup St. Bernard Finalists
March 11, 2019 Meraux Foundation Sponsors EVERLAB Summit