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In the News: Big Thanks from New Orleans to You

Posted September 3 No Comments


“Radio stations, television networks, nonprofits, and local leaders are rallying behind the campaign. Albert Ruesga, CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, remarked, “I feel like crying, thinking about the outpouring of generosity that continues to come, and it has from all parts of the world. It’s been spectacular.” The four charities that started #xoxonpo produced…

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In the News: Strategies: Entrepreneurs preventing the next Katrina

Posted August 31 No Comments


“Mack and her company, Tierra Resources, won the 2013 New Orleans Water Challenge, an annual competition identifying entrepreneurs working on solving critical water issues. The contest, conducted by New Orleans organizations Propeller, The Idea Village, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation has brought increased attention and support for water-related entrepreneurial ventures.” – USA Today

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Major Funders Outline Vision for a More Just and Resilient New Orleans

Posted August 28 No Comments


Presidents of Six Foundations Discuss Opportunities for Future Investment New Orleans, LA (August 28, 2015) — As New Orleans marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina,  major foundations active in the region came together on Friday to share their vision for how philanthropic investment can unlock the city’s potential. As part of a daylong event…

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In the News: Why Experts Alone Can’t Solve Your City’s Problems

Posted August 27 No Comments


“A third plan—the one ultimately adopted—was funded and facilitated by philanthropies coordinated by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, a community foundation. Called the Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP), the process involved more than 50 neighborhood meetings and three massive citywide meetings, complete with two-way broadcast video connections linking residents of New Orleans with hundreds of…

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In the News: A Decade Later, New Orleans Nonprofits Cite Gains, Yet Worry Over the Future

Posted August 25 No Comments


“Rockefeller, in partnership with a local grantee, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, would play a major role in piecing together the Unified New Orleans Plan. Approved by the state in June 2007, it was to be the blueprint for post-Katrina New Orleans.” – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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In the News: Norco grant proposals accepted

Posted August 3 No Comments


Nonprofit organizations can now submit proposals for a grant from the Norco Community Fund or the Norco Economic Development Fund. The deadline for submitting grant proposals to either fund is Sept. 30, 2015. Applicants must apply online. – NOLA.com

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Four Organizations Launch ‘Thank You’ Campaign

Posted August 3 No Comments


#xoxonpo is spreading love to local nonprofits and their supporters New Orleans, LA (August 3, 2015) – Today is the launch of a communications campaign to give thanks to all the nonprofit organizations and their supporters who worked tirelessly to help the Greater New Orleans area post-Hurricane Katrina. Baptist Community Ministries, The Catholic Foundation Archdiocese…

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In the News: Nonprofit leaders hone skills through GNOF program

Posted July 16 No Comments


“Twenty-one individuals recently graduated from the Executive Director Intensive, presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation in partnership with Compass Point, which works in skill development for nonprofit leaders.” – The New Orleans Advocate

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation announces Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2015

Posted July 8 No Comments


(July 7, 2015 |New Orleans, LA) – The Greater New Orleans Foundation, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation and Chevron, is pleased to announce that Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge is returning for a third year. The initiative will fund a nonprofit to develop an innovative product, new organizational process, inventive service or novel approach…

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In the News: Greater New Orleans group gives award to Ford Foundation

Posted July 8 No Comments


“The Greater New Orleans Foundation has presented its 2015 Spark Plug Award to the Ford Foundation, in recognition of its investment in the region. The Ford Foundation has invested more than $47 million in 76 organizations serving the area since 1983.” – The New Orleans Advocate

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