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

  • Mission Accelerator Grant

    Capacity-building grant to enable organizations to hire consultants to help their board and staff accomplish work that requires time, energy, expertise, and innovative thinking beyond everyday operations.

    Due Date Rolling
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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
GPOA The GPOA Foundation is a grant-making, independent foundation which supports programs that serve children in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana. 10/01/2019 11/01/2019
The LGBT Fund Supporting equality, fairness, acceptance, and mutual respect for all. TBD TBD
The Gert Town Community Fund To enhance the quality of life for people in the Gert Town Community. 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. Summer 2020 Summer 2020
Norco Community Fund To support programs serving the Norco Community and its residents. Spring 2020 Spring 2020
Maison Hospitaliere To provide assistance to indigent women in our Greater New Orleans area. August 2020 September 2020
GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund To support programs in St. Bernard Parish and a portion of Algiers. Summer 2020 Summer 2020
IMPACT To support the region in the following categories: arts & culture, education, youth development, health, and social services. 2020 2020
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 Spring 2020
The Freeman Challenges To assist nonprofits with creating an endowment for the first time or building upon an existing one. September 2021 Organizations must attend a prerequisite workshop in January/February 2021
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. 01/02/2020 02/03/2020
  • GPOA

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

    Open Date 10/01/2019
    Due Date 11/01/2019
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  • The LGBT Fund

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

    Open Date TBD
    Due Date TBD
    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
  • 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 Summer 2020
    Due Date Summer 2020
    Read More
  • Norco Community Fund

    To support programs serving the Norco Community and its residents.

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

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

    Open Date August 2020
    Due Date September 2020
    Read More
  • GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund

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

    Open Date Summer 2020
    Due Date Summer 2020
    Read More
  • IMPACT

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

    Open Date 2020
    Due Date 2020
    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 Spring 2020
    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 2021
    Due Date Organizations must attend a prerequisite workshop in January/February 2021
    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 01/02/2020
    Due Date 02/03/2020
    Read More