GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund

This grantmaking program is currently closed, but we encourage you to revisit this page often to learn about new grant cycles.


Purpose:

The purpose of the GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is to improve the quality of life for people in Algiers and St. Bernard Parish. An advisory committee of business and civic leaders meet annually to review grant requests in all program areas relative to the designated areas.

For St. Bernard Parish, the Committee typically recommends grants that do not exceed $10,000, although larger grants may be made in extraordinary circumstances.  For the designated area in Algiers, the Committee typically recommends grants that do not exceed $4,000. View Algiers boundaries here.

While priority is given to nonprofit organizations based in St. Bernard Parish or Algiers, nonprofit organizations serving the St. Bernard or Algiers area will be given consideration.

General Guidelines

Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that serve Algiers and St. Bernard Parish are eligible to apply for funding. Organizations that are not tax-exempt but have a fiscal agent relationship with a 501(c)(3) organization are also eligible.

The Fund will provide for the following types of funding:

  • Grants that support new, creative, or beneficial programs;
  • Capital fund grants for new construction or major renovations;
  • Seed money grants to help start a new organization which responds to an important opportunity in the community;
  • Bridge grants to sustain organizations experiencing financial hardship.

Proposal:

Organizations applying for grants should complete the online application and provide the following:

  • A detailed project budget and budget narrative;
  • A description of the project to be funded, including strategies, measurable objectives and a timetable;
  • A copy of your board list;
  • A copy of your most recent audit;
  • A copy of your most recent Form 990.

Applicants should submit their completed proposal (including supporting material) via GNOF’s online portal.   If your organization has already created a profile, simply log in with the same information and you will be able to apply to the GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund.  If not, setting up a profile is a very easy process.  Creating a profile will allow you to track the status of your grants from the Foundation’s various programs in the future as we bring more programs online.

Our technology partner, Foundant, has created a brief tutorial for applicants that may be viewed here. It is highly recommended that all applicants review this video before beginning a new application in order to better understand the process.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to email Ella Delio at Ella@gnof.org.

Grantmaking Schedule:  Grant requests should be received by 11:59p.m. on October 4, 2017.

Reporting Requirements

If a grant is awarded, the Foundation requires that the funded organization submit both fiscal accounting and narrative reports on the use of its grant and the impact that the grant may have had on the community it serves. Reporting guidelines will be established in the letter of award.