IMPACT

This program is currently closed.


PURPOSE

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is proud to be the steward of more than 800 donor-advised and donor-designated funds.  Our donors make more than $26 million in grants to diverse nonprofits of all sizes throughout the region, according to their specific areas of interest.

IMPACT is the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s discretionary grants program.  Its goal is to promote a resilient, vibrant, and equitable region in which the special character of New Orleans and its people is preserved, celebrated, and given the means to thrive.  Funding for IMPACT comes from a portion of our assets, field of interest funds, and unrestricted funds.  We are committed to increasing the dollars we have available for IMPACT through our fundraising efforts; however, at this time our IMPACT funding remains limited.

Through IMPACT 2014, the Greater New Orleans Foundation will award approximately $420,000 in grants to organizations serving the Greater New Orleans region. The average grant size will be $20,000, although individual grants may be larger or smaller.

Grants will be awarded in five priority areas: Arts & Culture, Youth Development, Education, Health, and Social Services.  In addition, a limited number of grants are available in the following special funding categories: Gulf States Eye Surgery Fund, the Harold W. Newman Jr. Charitable Trust, and the Kahn-Oppenheim Trust.

IMPACT 2014 Guidelines for Letters of Intent, download here (PDF).

For frequently asked questions (FAQs), download here (PDF).

Supporters of IMPACT 2014, download here (PDF).

 

Deadline:  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM

 

Submitting a Letter of Intent

Please remember that we will only accept letters of intent electronically through our online portal.

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.

Proposals that are not submitted electronically will not be considered for funding. Foundation staff will review online submissions and recommend which organizations to invite to participate in a site visit.  The site visit will determine if an organization will be invited to submit a full proposal for funding.

Grant recommendations made by staff will be reviewed by the Foundation’s president and Grants Committee, and final approval for funding will come from the Foundation’s board of directors.

Information sessions to answer questions about the IMPACT 2014 guidelines and new online application process are scheduled for Monday, June 9 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Thursday, June 12 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, 1055 St. Charles Avenue, 1st Floor, New Orleans, LA. Attendance at this session is not mandatory for IMPACT 2014 applicants; however, in order to assure sufficient seating, please RSVP here by 5:00 pm, Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Sample Budget:

Sample Line Item Budget – Download Excel here

Previous Grantees

Year Grantee Purpose Amount
2013Up2UsTo support Sports Based Youth Development in New Orleans $10,000.00
2013Louisiana Center for Children’s RightsTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Junior AchievementTo support training for youth development workers $15,000.00
2013Each One Save OneTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013BreakOUT!To provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Daughters of CharityTo support implementation of the Blindness Prevention Program $28,000.00
2013Childhood and Family Learning FoundationTo support vision care for low-income children $35,000.00
2013Touro Infirmary FoundationTo support treatment and survivorship therapy for cancer patients $25,000.00
2013Share Our StrengthTo support the expansion of the Cooking Matters program $40,000.00
2013New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows ProgramTo support the New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows Chronic Diseases Program $30,000.00
2013New Orleans Recreation Development FoundationTo support the expansion and improvement of the Center for Dance Senior Program $30,000.00
2013Edible SchoolyardTo provide general operating support $25,000.00
2013American Diabetes AssociationTo support the improvement of the Living with Type 2 (LWT2) Diabetes Program $20,000.00
2013UNITYTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013New Orleans Police and Justice FoundationTo support the Community/Police Satisfaction Survey $7,500.00
2013New Orleans Family Justice AllianceTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Kingsley HouseTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Justice and Accountability Center of LouisianaTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Covenant HouseTo provide general operating support $15,000.00
2013Community Center of St. BernardFood Stamp Enrollment Program $15,000.00
2013Collaborative SolutionsTo provide support for the Coalition of HIV/AIDS Nonprofits & Governmental Entities Project $20,000.00
2013Regina Coeli CDCTo support the Head Start for Health Literacy project $20,000.00
2013Public Affairs Research CouncilTo provide support for an evaluation of new state health care model $20,000.00
2013Mary Queen of Vietnam CDCTo provide general operating support $10,000.00
2013Family Service of Greater New OrleansTo support the NOLA DADS Health Education program $20,000.00
2013Children’s Health FundTo support the Hispanic Outreach Initiative $20,000.00
2013504 Health NetTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Vietnamese American Young Leaders AssociationTo support the Raise Your Hand Campaign $25,000.00
2013STAND for Children Leadership CenterTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Kids Rethink New Orleans SchoolsTo provide general operating support $25,000.00
2013East Bank Collaborative of Charter SchoolsTo provide general operating support $10,000.00
2013Black Alliance for Educational OptionsTo provide advocacy and capacity building support $20,000.00
2013St. Claude Main St.To provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Southern Repertory TheatreTo provide general operating support $10,000.00
2013New Orleans Video Access CenterTo provide general operating support $20,000.00
2013Music and Culture Coalition of New OrleansTo provide general operating support $15,000.00
2013Louisiana Partnership for the ArtsSupport for advocacy for the arts$10,000.00
2013Louisiana Cultural Economy FoundationTo provide general operating support$20,000
2013Efforts of GraceTo provide general operating support.$25,000.00
2013Creative Alliance of New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$10,000.00
2011Young Audiences of Louisiana/Crossroads InstituteTo provide support for the Creative Forces League program.$20,000
2011Workplace Justice Project of the Loyola Law ClinicTo support the Workplace Justice Project / Employment Rights Consortium.$22,000
2009Workplace Justice Project of the Loyola Law ClinicTo support the Employment Rights Consortium / Wage Claim Clinic. $15,000
2011Volunteers of America of Greater New OrleansTo support the Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation.$200,000
2010Visiting Nurses Association of Greater New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009VIETTo support the LEAP NOW! program.$15,000
2012VAYLATo support to the Raise Your Hand Campaign.$20,000
2011Urban League of Greater New OrleansTo support the "I Am Engaged" campaign. $20,000
2009Urban League of Greater New OrleansTo support the Center of Policy and Social Justice.$25,000
2012Up2UsTo support the launch of the Train the Trainer initiative for sports-based youth development providers in New Orleans.$25,000
2012UNO FoundationFor discretionary use.$7,425
2009University of PennsylvaniaTo support the Rockefeller Foundation Development Scholars program.$90,000
2012University of New Orleans FoundationTo support UNO's continued role in building the capacity of the housing development sector.$175,000
2010UNITY of Greater New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009UNITY of Greater New OrleansTo develop 108 units of mixed income workforce and permanent supportive housing in Mid-City.$500,000
2010United Way for the Greater New Orleans AreaTo support the Crescent Alliance Recovery Effort (CARE).$540,000
2010Unified Nonprofits of Greater New OrleansTo provide support for Putting the Pieces Together: Service Awareness, Integration, & Collaboration program.$10,000
2012The LensTo support Charter School Reporting Corps.$10,000
2011The LensTo provide general operating support.$22,500
2010Terrebonne General Medical CenterTo support the Search Your Heart Program.$20,000
2011Tekrema Center for Art and CultureTo provide general operating support. $10,000
2012Sweet Home New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2011Sweet Home New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$15,000
2010SUNS CenterTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009Start the Adventure in ReadingTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$15,000
2009St. Bernard Health CenterTo support the hiring of Licensed Clinical Social Worker.$22,000
2012St. Anna’s Episcopal ChurchTo provide support for the St. Anna's Medical Mission (SAMM).$30,000
2009Southeast Louisiana Legal ServicesTo support the reform of HANO Section 8 House Choice Voucher Program.$20,000
2012Southeast Louisiana Legal ServicesTo provide general operating support.$25,000
2010Southeast Louisiana Legal ServicesTo provide general support.$20,000
2012Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and AcadianaTo provide general operating support.$25,000
2009Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and AcadianaTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$25,000
2011Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education InitiativesTo provide support for the School Choice Analysis research project. $12,500
2011Safe Streets / Strong CommunitiesTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010Safe Streets / Strong CommunitiesTo provide general operating support.$10,000
2009Responsibility HouseTo support the Supportive Housing Program's Rebirth Project for chronically homeless individuals.$15,000
2009Sweet Home New OrleansTo provide funding for the Renew Our Music Fund.$20,000
2011Regina Coeli Child Development CenterTo support the development of the "I'm moving, I'm Learning" program.$29,440
2012Recovery School DistrictTo support the creation of School Community Councils.$10,000
2012Pyramid Community Parent Resource CenterTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009Puentes New OrleansTo promote nonprofit sustainability. $20,000
2010Puentes New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2011Puentes New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2011Partnership for Youth DevelopmentTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010Orleans Public Education NetworkTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009Operation REACHTo provide the Office of Social Enterprise and Fund Development.$20,000
2010Operation REACHTo provide general operating support.$23,000
2009Ogden Museum of Southern ArtTo support "Where They At: A Multimedia Archive of New Orleans Bounce."$15,000
2012Ochsner Health SystemTo assist heart transplant patients and patients struggling with other chronic heart conditions.$25,000
2010Ochsner Clinic FoundationTo assist patients who meet the Newman Trust financial eligibility requirements.$25,000
2012NOLA Green RootsTo support the Ninth Ward Community Garden.$23,500
2012New Orleans Video Access CenterTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010New Orleans OutreachTo provide general operating support.$15,000
2009New Orleans MissionTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$25,000
2012New Orleans Kids PartnershipTo support the Generation K project.$20,000
2012Loyola UniversityTo support the Place Matters Initiative.$20,000
2010Loyola Law ClinicTo provide support for the Employment Rights Consortium / Wage Claims Clinic.$20,000
2009Louisiana Public Health InstituteTo support the Louisiana Community AIDS Partnership.$20,000
2012Louisiana Philharmonic OrchestraTo provide general operating support.$15,000
2010Louisiana Foundation of Dentistry for the HandicappedTo provide support for the Donated Dental Services program.$20,000
2009Louisiana Cultural Economy FoundationTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$20,000
2010Louisiana Cultural Economy FoundationTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2011Louisiana Cultural Economy FoundationTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2012Louisiana Cultural Economy FoundationTo provide general operating support.$25,000
2011Louisiana Consumer Healthcare CoalitionTo provide support for the Hospital Accountability Project.$28,000
2010Louisiana Charter School AllianceTo provide support for the Orleans Parish School Board Notebook project.$20,000
2009Louisiana Alliance of Charter SchoolsTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$20,000
2009Literacy Alliance of Greater New OrleansTo support adult literacy and numeracy advocacy.$25,000
2010Literacy Alliance of Greater New OrleansTo provide support for advocacy efforts.$20,000
2011Literacy Alliance of Greater New OrleansTo promote general operating support. $20,000
2009Lindy Boggs National Center for Community LiteracyTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$25,000
2010Leading EducatorsTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010Latino Farmers Cooperative of LATo provide general operating support.$20,000
2012Latino Farmers Cooperative of LATo provide general operating support.$41,425
2011Latino Farmers Cooperative of LATo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010LA Association of Public Charter SchoolsTo provide support for the School Finder Parent Information Website.$27,000
2012Kingsley HouseTo provide general operating support.$25,000
2011Kingsley HouseTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010KIDsmARTTo provide general operating support.$18,000
2012Kids Rethink New Orleans SchoolsTor provide general operating support.$20,000
2011Kids Rethink New Orleans SchoolsTo provide general operating support.$22,500
2012Juvenile Regional ServicesTo provide general operating support.$25,000
2011Juvenile Justice Project of LouisianaTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009Juvenile Justice Project of LouisianaTo promote nonprofit sustainability. $25,000
2012Justice and Accountability Center of LouisianaTo provide general operating support. $20,000
2010Just the Right AttitudeTo provide general operating support. $20,000
2009Junior League of New Orleans, Inc.To support Get On Board! a nonprofit board training program.$10,000
2009Junebug Productions, Inc.To promote nonprofit sustainability.$20,000
2010Junebug Productions, Inc.To provide general operating support.$10,000
2009Jewish Family ServiceTo support mental health counseling services.$15,000
2010Jewish Family ServiceTo provide general operating support.$30,000
2012Jefferson Physicians FoundationTo provide support for the Holistic Wellbeing Adventure program.$15,000
2010Jefferson Physicians FoundationTo provide support for the Latino Health Initiative. $10,000
2011Jefferson Physicians FoundationTo provide support for the Latino Health Initiative.$20,000
2012Interfaith Sponsoring CommitteeTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010Health Lifestyle ChoicesTo provide support for Behavioral Health Curriculum.$38,000
2011Health Law AdvocatesTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009Harry Thompson CenterTo support medical and mental health care for the homeless.$20,000
2010HandsOn New OrleansTo provide support for the Volunteer Leader program.$20,000
2009HandsOn New OrleansTo promote nonprofit sustainability. $15,000
2009Gulf Restoration NetworkTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$20,000
2011Grow Dat Youth FarmTo support the development of the "Grow Dat" program.$35,000
2012Grow Dat Youth FarmTo support the development of the "Grow Dat" Youth Farm wellness programming.$25,238
2010Partnership for Youth DevelopmentTo provide general operating support.$23,000
2009Good Work NetworkTo promote nonprofit sustainability. $30,000
2010Friends of LOOPTo provide capacity-building support.$20,000
2011Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated ChildrenTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated ChildrenTo provide general operating support.$15,000
2012Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated ChildrenTo provide general operating support. $20,000
2009Engage NOLATo support EngageNOLA's voter participation efforts.$10,000
2010Efforts of GraceTo provide support for the Truth Be Told II: Toward Racial Healing in New Orleans program.$15,000
2011Eastbank Collaborative of Charter SchoolsTor provide support for the OPSB/RSD Briefings.$20,000
2012Eastbank Collaborative of Charter SchoolsTo provide general operating support.$10,000
2009Early Childhood and Family FoundationTo support the Mahalia Jackson Center's community services.$25,000
2012Dulac Community CenterTo provide general operating support.$23,760
2012Dillard University CDCTo support the Healthy Foods for A Healthy Life project.$20,000
2009Digital Opportunity TrustTo support TeachUp! Teacher Training and Technology Integration program.$20,000
2011Dental Lifeline Network LouisianaTo support the New Orleans Donated Dental Service program.$20,000
2010Crossroads InstituteTo provide support for the Creative Forces League program.$1,000
2012Creative Alliance of New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$15,000
2010Cowen Institute of Tulane UniversityTo provide support for the Virtual Center for Education Data (VCED) project.$25,000
2012Covenant HouseTo provide general operating support.$25,000
2011Covenant HouseTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009Convenant HouseTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$28,000
2010Contemporary Arts CenterTo provide general operating support. $15,000
2011Contemporary Arts CenterTo provide support for the EXPOSE, EMERGE & ArtSpeak programs.$20,000
2009Contemporary Arts CenterTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$25,000
2011Communities in SchoolsTo support the tutoring services program.$23,800
2009Collaborative SolutionsTo support the New Orleans HIV/AIDS Housing Coalition Project.$25,000
2010Collaborative SolutionsTo provide support for the New Orleans HIV/AIDS Housing Coalition Capacity Building project$20,000
2012Children’s HospitalTo support vision care for low-income children.$60,000
2012Chartwell CenterTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009Center for Development and LearningTo promote nonprofit sustainability. $20,000
2012Catholic Charities / Community Staffing ServicesTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2012Bureau of Governmental ResearchTo provide general operating support.$10,000
2010Bureau of Governmental ResearchTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2009Broad Community Connections, Inc.To promote nonprofit sustainability.$10,000
2010Broad Community Connections, IncTor provide general operating support. $20,000
2012BreakOUT!To provide general operating support.$15,000
2010Arts Council of New OrleansTo support the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance program (ELLA).$20,000
2009Arts Council of New OrleansTo support the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance program (ELLA).$25,000
2012Arts Council of New OrleansTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2011Arts Council of New OrleansTo provide support for the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance program (ELLA).$20,000
2010New Orleans Jazz Restoration SocietyTo provide general operating support.$10,000
2011New Orleans Faith Health AllianceTo support the NOFHA FIT program.$24,648
2009New Orleans Council on AgingTo fund the purchase of medical supplies and supplemental services.$25,000
2010New Orleans Council on AgingTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2011New Orleans Coalition on Open GovernanceProgram support for NOCOG's The Public Law Center and Public Affairs Research Council partners.$25,000
2009New Orleans Children’s Health ProjectTo support the New Orleans Children's Health Project.$25,000
2011Neighborhood Partnership NetworkTo provide general operating support. $15,000
2010Neighborhood Partnership NetworkTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2012National Alliance on Mental Illness of New OrleansTo help uninsured individuals apply for Medicaid and Medicare benefits.$20,000
2009Metropolitan Crime Commission of New OrleansTo promote nonprofit sustainability.$30,000
2011Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development CorporationTo provide general operating support.$20,000
2010Mary Bird Perkins Cancer CenterTo provide support for the Early Detection Free Cancer Screening program.$20,000
2009MarketUmbrella.orgTo support the Market Match pilot program.$10,000
2012Advocacy CenterTo provide general operating support. $20,000
2009504 Health NetTo support 504HealthNet.com.$30,000