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In the News: It’s the last day to apply for an innovation challenge for New Orleans non-profits

Posted August 25 No Comments


The deadline is Friday (Aug. 22) for non-profit organizations to apply for an innovation competition sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and Chevron. The challenge, called Pitch It!, will “fund a novel approach, an innovative product, a new process, or an inventive service that supports a new way of doing business in the nonprofit…

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Greater New Orleans Foundation announces Judges for Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge

Posted August 18 No Comments


(August 18, 2014 |New Orleans, LA) – The Greater New Orleans Foundation, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation and Chevron, is pleased to announce the panel of judges for Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2014. The innovation initiative supports breakthrough ideas in the nonprofit field with awards totaling $37,500. Three finalists will present their ideas…

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In the News: The Water Challenge for New Orleans area environmental startups is moving to the Propeller incubator, taking applications

Posted August 15 No Comments


The Propeller social entrepreneurship incubator in Broadmoor now will house the effort, and it will include a mentorship program leading up to the final event in March. The Idea Village startup support network, which produces Entrepreneur Week, previously ran the pitch contest directly. The Greater New Orleans Foundation sponsors the Water Challenge. – NOLA.com

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In the News: Greater New Orleans Foundation announces $132,000 in grants from Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund

Posted August 15 No Comments


“These repairs have vastly improved their lives and allowed them to safely age in place,” said Jon Skvarka, director of Rebuilding Together New Orleans. “We are so thankful for the funding from the Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund, which enabled us to make a tangible difference for these elderly homeowners.” – NOLA.com

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces $132,000 in Grants from the Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund

Posted August 11 No Comments


(New Orleans, LA │August 11, 2014) The first time she could go onto her own front porch in two years, Vivian Jack felt free. She had been confined to one room within her Algiers home after multiple sclerosis necessitated a foot amputation, leaving her in a wheelchair that could not fit through the doors of…

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation announces Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2014

Posted July 28 No Comments


(July 28, 2014 |New Orleans, LA) – The Greater New Orleans Foundation, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation and Chevron, is pleased to announce Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2014 to support breakthrough ideas in the nonprofit field. “Nonprofit organizations must continue to seek innovations that improve efficiencies in order to keep pace with the…

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation Adds Three Members to its Board of Trustees

Posted July 16 No Comments


New Orleans, LA (July 14, 2014) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce three additions to its board of trustees: Gayle B. Benson, Rita O. Gue and Lynes “Poco” Sloss. Gayle B. Benson is a community activist and currently serves on the boards of the Ochsner Health Foundation and Tulane University. Rita O….

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In the News: Propeller incubator extends deadline, expands its socially minded entrepreneur accelerator

Posted July 8 No Comments


Along with mentoring, fellows in the incubator receive donated professional services and office space. The water fellows also will receive $5,000 in seed funding, provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The foundation runs the annual Water Challenge pitch competition that takes place as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, which is produced by The Idea…

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In the News: Graduates of Parent Leadership Training Institute in New Orleans recognized

Posted July 8 No Comments


At the ceremony, New Orleans City Council District B Council member LaToya Cantrell commended the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Greater New Orleans Foundation for funding the organization, and recognized each of the 25 graduates for their commitment to enhancing the parenting community in New Orleans. – NOLA.com

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GNOF’s Work Highlighted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Posted June 27 No Comments


From the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Between the rapid growth of several industries in New Orleans and the city’s recent ranking by Forbes magazine as the No. 1 Brainpower City due to a surge of college graduates, the conditions appear ripe for connecting the city’s workforce to higher skilled, higher paying jobs. However, too few residents…

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