Announcements, press releases, and news items from the Greater New Orleans region.

Dorothy Bratsas Scholarship


The Dorothy Bratsas scholarship was established by the generosity of the late Dr. Dorothy Bratsas.  This  scholarship intends to assist female students who attended high school in the Greater New Orleans region who plan to continue their education in college. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or…

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Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund


The Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund was established to assist current full-time and part-time employees of hotels and restaurants in federally declared disaster areas (Texas and Louisiana) who suffered financial hardship due to Hurricane Harvey.  Employees may request assistance of $2,000 – $5,000. Applications are strictly confidential. Grants made from the fund are gifts, not loans,…

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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. General Guidelines Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that serve the Greater New Orleans region are…

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The Fidelity Bank Here for Good Employee Assistance Fund


The Fidelity Bank Here For Good Employee Assistance Fund was established to assist current full-time and part-time employees of Fidelity Bank and their eligible dependents who may be suffering financial hardship due to a medical or catastrophic event.  Employees may request assistance of $250 – $2,000 per qualified event. Applications are strictly confidential. Grants made…

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The LGBT Fund


2017 GRANT CYCLE The LGBT Fund will begin accepting applications in September. Thank you to The LGBT Fund donors who made this funding possible with their generous gifts. The LGBT Fund accepts only electronic application submissions through the Foundation’s online portal. The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s technology partner, Foundant, has created a brief tutorial for…

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The Gert Town Community Fund


Purpose The purpose of the Gert Town Community Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The Greater New Orleans Foundation, is to enhance the quality of life for people in the Gert Town Community. An advisory committee of business and civic leaders meet annually to review grant requests in various program areas. Program areas include: children…

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Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge


As the late management guru Peter Drucker said, “Innovation is change that creates a new dimension of performance.” To support innovative leaps in nonprofit organizations, the Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative is sponsoring Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2017 with funding from the Kresge Foundation and Chevron. The Greater New Orleans Foundation will fund an…

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The Doris and Peter Hansen Technical Assistance Fund


The Doris and Peter Hansen Technical Assistance Fund for Arts Organizations supports organizations located in the City of New Orleans sponsoring cultural activities in the fields of classical music, theater, and fine arts. Examples of technical assistance include: working with a consultant to assist staff and board in development of a fundraising or a strategic…

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Crawford, Arlene and Myer Bishop Scholarship Fund


This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by the Bishop family to one graduating senior from Ascension Parish on an annual basis. Crawford, Arlene, and Myer loved life and young people. They truly enjoyed every aspect of life, from agriculture to the arts. They were excited to learn and to teach, and were very committed to…

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Jo Ellen Smith Scholarship


Jo Ellen Smith gave her life in service to the needy of the New Orleans area.  She was a nursing student when, on one of these missions of mercy, her life was ended.  That was 1973. The Jo Ellen Smith scholarship fund was established in honor of her heroism.  It helps deserving students who share…

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