Fund Types

Different types of funds for all kinds of donors.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor advised funds are charitable funds for donors seeking active involvement in grantmaking. Donors advise or recommend grants from their fund to support nonprofit organizations. Donors can learn about community needs by working with the foundation’s staff.

Field of Interest Funds

Donors who select these funds are able to benefit specific programs in the arts, education, or other broad areas of interest. By naming a program area and not a specific organization, flexibility exists to meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation awards grants to the most appropriate programs or organizations within the specified field of interest.

Agency Endowment Funds

This fund type holds assets given by a charitable organization to endow the future of the work that it does. Agency endowment funds are established by the nonprofit agency, but anyone interested in ensuring the future welfare of the agency may add to these funds.

Supporting Organizations

Supporting organizations are separate legal entities whose back office and administrative duties are handled by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Established with their own boards of trustees, grantmaking identities, and governance structures, supporting organizations enjoy public charity status and the professional services of the foundation, including staff and administrative support.

Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted funds are created by those who care about the community beyond their own lifetimes. Often bearing the name of the donor or honoring a family member, these funds enable the Foundation to respond to the community’s changing needs and emergencies, to support the creation of innovative responses to community problems and to enhance the quality of life in our region. They allow donors to create a living legacy that will grow and change as our region does.

Want to know more?

To learn more about working with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, get in touch with Erin McQuade-Wright.