In post-Katrina New Orleans, many donors believe that charity begins right here–in the region we call home. Many are not just making a one-time gift; they are creating funds that not only support the needs of the region now, but will grow to support our community tomorrow.
"We wanted a constant reminder that we had the capacity to give. Our intent is to grow our fund while we continue to make donations to the organizations that are important to us."
– Richard Currence, The Arabella Fund
Leaving a Mark
Donors tell us that a successful, satisfying life is not just about doing for oneself. Rather, their greatest joy comes from knowing that they have benefited the lives of others. Through their gifts to the Greater New Orleans Foundation, donors know they have maximum impact for good–for now, or forever.
"If we don’t give back, what’s going to happen? It’s our responsibility. And it’s a joyous one."
– Janet Daley Duval, Janet Daley Duval Fund
Giving Back is Our Responsibility
The quality of the community we create is the result of our collective efforts. Donors are the leaders who have rolled up their sleeves and asked, “If not us, who? If not now, when?”
The Greater New Orleans Foundation Serves the Southeast Louisiana Region
For over 30 years, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has been connecting donors to community needs. We help create a resilient, sustainable, vibrant community in which individuals and families flourish and the special character of our region is preserved, celebrated, and supported.