About the Louisiana Budget Project

The Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. We believe that the lives of Louisianans can be improved through profound change in public policy, brought about by:

  • creating a deeper understanding of the state budget and budget-related issues
  • looking at the big picture of how the budget impacts citizens
  • encouraging citizens to be vocal about budget issues that are important to them
  • providing insight and leadership to drive the policy debate

LBP was formed in 2006 as an initiative of the  Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and became a stand-alone organization in 2013. LBP is a member of the State Priorities Partnership, a network of state-level policy organizations coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

View our 2018 990 here.


The Louisiana Budget Project’s vision is to make Louisiana government transparent and accountable for all Louisiana citizens.


The Louisiana Budget Project will provide sound analysis of state fiscal issues to promote economic prosperity, a rising standard of living, and the opportunity for all citizens to reach their highest potential.


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Contact Us

619 Jefferson Hwy, Ste 1-D, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Board of Directors

Jesse Gilmore, Chair

Vice President for Development, LSU Health Sciences Foundation

David W. Robinson-Morris, Ph.D, Secretary

Owner & Chief Reimaginelutionary, The REImaginelution, LLC 

Katie Baudouin, Treasurer

Member, Orleans Parish School Board, District 5 

Ali Bustamante, Ph.D, Member

Deputy Director, Roosevelt Institute Worker Power and Economic Security program

Susan East Nelson, Member

Executive Director, Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families

Madison Poche, Member

Executive Director, The Highland Center

Frankie Robertson, Member

President, The Amandla Group, LLC 

Nia Weeks, Member

Founder and Executive Director of Citizen SHE/Citizen SHE United, Co-Founder of Detangled 

Funders and Partners

The LBP is an independent, nonpartisan program that is part of the State Priorities Partnership (SPP), coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The mission of the network is to further develop the identity of the state’s nonprofit sector and its capacity to impact public policy through coordinated and strategic policy efforts.

Our funders include:

Our partners include: