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

Hancock Whitney Community Reinvestment Act Grant Program


Hancock Whitney, one of America’s strongest, safest financial institutions, has announced a new partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation for competitive grant opportunities to help non-profits strengthen community development across the greater Gulf Coast region. Funding for the grants—part of the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program—totals $140,000. Hancock Whitney supports non-profit organizations serving…

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IMPACT – Harold W. Newman, Jr. Charitable Trust


The Harold W. Newman, Jr. Charitable Trust is a special funding category through the IMPACT program. 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…

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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


Applications have been received.   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…

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IMPACT – Kahn-Oppenheim Trust


The Kahn-Oppenheim Trust is a special funding category through the IMPACT program. 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,…

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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


2018 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 2018 with funding from the Kresge Foundation and Chevron. The Greater New Orleans Foundation will fund an…

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