Grant Opportunities

We’re proud to provide grants that create real impact. That’s why we’re the steward of more than 900 donor-advised and donor-designated funds. Our donors make between $20 million and $30 million in grants to diverse nonprofits throughout the Greater New Orleans area, based on their specific areas of interest.

See below for our most up-to-date list of current and upcoming grant opportunities. We encourage you to visit this page often to learn about new grant cycles and deadline updates.

If you have any questions about our grant opportunities, please email grants@gnof.org.

Open Opportunities

  • GPOA

    The GPOA Foundation is a grant-making, independent foundation which supports programs that serve children in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana.

    Open Date 04/10/2019
    Due Date 05/01/2019
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  • Albert N. and Hattie M. McClure

    To support the emergency bricks & mortar projects (i.e., repairs, replacements, etc.) of eligible United Way partner agencies in Southeast Louisiana.

    Due Date Rolling
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Upcoming Opportunities

Fund Description Open Date Due Date
IMPACT – Harold W. Newman, Jr. Charitable Trust Funding is available for organizations that provide health care assistance to residents of New Orleans whose U.S. adjusted gross income for the preceding tax year, when added to any tax-exempt income and income from a spouse for that same year, is at least $75,000 but not more than $200,000. The health care assistance must be for cancer, heart disease, or Alzheimer’s. TBD TBD
IMPACT – Kahn-Oppenheim Trust Funding is available for the development and/or improvement of public health outreach and education programs to inform people about ways to prevent diseases like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, HIV/AIDS, and others, insofar as these programs involve physical, nutritional, or dietary regimens. TBD TBD
The LGBT Fund Supporting equality, fairness, acceptance, and mutual respect for all. 08/30/19 9/27/19
The Gert Town Community Fund To enhance the quality of life for people in the Gert Town Community. TBD TBD
Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge Design a breakthrough in organizational, management, leadership, financial, governance, technological, or programmatic problem facing organizations and the human service field. TBD TBD
The Doris and Peter Hansen Technical Assistance Fund Supports organizations located in the City of New Orleans sponsoring cultural activities in the fields of classical music, theater, and fine arts. By Invitation Only
Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund To help older adults live dignified, meaningful, and independent lives. 06/10/19 07/15/19
Norco Community Fund To support programs serving the Norco Community and its residents. Spring 2020 TBD
Maison Hospitaliere To provide assistance to indigent women in the Greater New Orleans area. 08/19/19 09/06/19
GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund To support programs in St. Bernard Parish and a portion of Algiers. 07/15/19 08/12/19
IMPACT To support the region in the following categories: arts & culture, education, youth development, health, and social services. TBD TBD
Norco Economic Development Foundation To address social and economic issues at the local level in a manner that increases the capacity of the Norco community. Spring 2020 TBD
The Freeman Challenges To assist nonprofits with creating an endowment for the first time or building upon an existing one. September 2019 Organizations must attend a prerequisite workshop in January/February 2019.
The Selley Foundation To improve the lives of people in the Greater New Orleans area. An advisory committee reviews grant requests in the following program areas: arts & culture, education, and the environment. Fall 2019 TBD
  • IMPACT – Harold W. Newman, Jr. Charitable Trust

    Funding is available for organizations that provide health care assistance to residents of New Orleans whose U.S. adjusted gross income for the preceding tax year, when added to any tax-exempt income and income from a spouse for that same year, is at least $75,000 but not more than $200,000. The health care assistance must be for cancer, heart disease, or Alzheimer’s.

    Open Date TBD
    Due Date TBD
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  • IMPACT – Kahn-Oppenheim Trust

    Funding is available for the development and/or improvement of public health outreach and education programs to inform people about ways to prevent diseases like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, HIV/AIDS, and others, insofar as these programs involve physical, nutritional, or dietary regimens.

    Open Date TBD
    Due Date TBD
    Read More
  • The LGBT Fund

    Supporting equality, fairness, acceptance, and mutual respect for all.

    Open Date 08/30/19
    Due Date 9/27/19
    Read More
  • The Gert Town Community Fund

    To enhance the quality of life for people in the Gert Town Community.

    Open Date TBD
    Due Date TBD
    Read More
  • Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge

    Design a breakthrough in organizational, management, leadership, financial, governance, technological, or programmatic problem facing organizations and the human service field.

    Open Date TBD
    Due Date TBD
    Read More
  • The Doris and Peter Hansen Technical Assistance Fund

    Supports organizations located in the City of New Orleans sponsoring cultural activities in the fields of classical music, theater, and fine arts.

    Due Date By Invitation Only
    Read More
  • Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund

    To help older adults live dignified, meaningful, and independent lives.

    Open Date 06/10/19
    Due Date 07/15/19
    Read More
  • Norco Community Fund

    To support programs serving the Norco Community and its residents.

    Open Date Spring 2020
    Due Date TBD
    Read More
  • Maison Hospitaliere

    To provide assistance to indigent women in the Greater New Orleans area.

    Open Date 08/19/19
    Due Date 09/06/19
    Read More
  • GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund

    To support programs in St. Bernard Parish and a portion of Algiers.

    Open Date 07/15/19
    Due Date 08/12/19
    Read More
  • IMPACT

    To support the region in the following categories: arts & culture, education, youth development, health, and social services.

    Open Date TBD
    Due Date TBD
    Read More
  • Norco Economic Development Foundation

    To address social and economic issues at the local level in a manner that increases the capacity of the Norco community.

    Open Date Spring 2020
    Due Date TBD
    Read More
  • The Freeman Challenges

    To assist nonprofits with creating an endowment for the first time or building upon an existing one.

    Open Date September 2019
    Due Date Organizations must attend a prerequisite workshop in January/February 2019.
    Read More
  • The Selley Foundation

    To improve the lives of people in the Greater New Orleans area. An advisory committee reviews grant requests in the following program areas: arts & culture, education, and the environment.

    Open Date Fall 2019
    Due Date TBD
    Read More