Why GNOF?

Local Expertise:  With deep roots and knowledge of the community, the Foundation’s experienced staff connects you to outstanding organizations doing important work in the community, as well as to like-minded donors so your giving has the greatest impact.  We also provide valuable fund management and reporting assistance, leaving you to enjoy the satisfaction of giving.

Community Leadership:  Beyond grantmaking, we convene people, resources, and ideas to create intelligent, innovative strategies and solutions to meet our region’s needs. Our Board of Trustees is a group of business, civic, and philanthropic leaders who are focused on ensuring our unique region thrives.

Highly Personalized Service:  We can tailor a plan to meet your charitable and financial goals. This includes gift giving assistance, grantmaking support, and estate-planning information and assistance.

Easy Set-Up:  Our simple set-up frees you from administrative tasks. You can establish a fund in less time than it takes to open a bank account.

Maximum Tax Advantages:  As a public charity, the Foundation offers you the maximum tax advantages allowed for charitable giving.

Effective Stewardship and Accountability:  Funds are pooled and invested by professional financial managers for maximum impact. Investment decisions are monitored by our Investment Committee and Board of Trustees.

Long-lasting Legacies:  We build endowed funds that benefit our region in perpetuity and allow you to leave a lasting legacy.

Flexibility:  You can give what you want, when you want, how you want. Equipped to accept a wide variety of asset types–from securities to personal property to life insurance policies–we can accommodate the most complex plans of giving.

Call 504-598-4663 to speak with someone in our Development Department who can answer detailed questions or set up an in-person meeting. Or you may email our development officer, Allie Betts.

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