Norco Community 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 Norco Community Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The Greater New Orleans Foundation, is to improve the quality of life of people in Norco. An advisory committee of business and civic leaders meet annually to review grant requests in the following program areas: arts and humanities, community development, education, environment, human services, health care, community building, and youth development.

The Fund will only consider support for programs that serve the Norco community and its residents.

The following types of funding will be considered:

  • 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 in response to an important opportunity in the community
  • Bridge grants to sustain organizations experiencing unusual financial hardship
  • Grants to organizations with a positive track record

Proposal

Organizations applying for grants should complete the attached Grant Proposal Summary sheet and provide the following:

  • A description of the project to be funded, including strategies, measurable objectives and a timetable
  • A detailed project budget and budget narrative
  • A copy of your board list
  • A copy of your most recent audited financial statements if available or, if not available, a copy of your most recent IRS form 990 or 990EZ if your organizations is required to file such a form

Nonprofit organizations which wish to apply to this fund should submit their completed proposal (including supporting materials) 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 Norco Economic Development 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 about this fund, please email Ella Delio at Ella@gnof.org.  If you have questions about GNOF’s online portal, please email Roy Williams at roy@gnof.org.

 Grantmaking Schedule

TBD

Reporting Requirements

If a grant is awarded, the funded organization will be asked to 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.