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

Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund


Pratt-Stanton Manor helped older adults to live independent lives for over forty years, as a nonprofit assisted living facility for older adults in New Orleans. Recent trends show an increase in the number of adults 65 and over who fall below the poverty line. This is occurring at the same time that funding for older…

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Norco Community Fund


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,…

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New Orleans Works (NOW)


BACKGROUND New Orleans Works (NOW) is a public/private initiative led by foundations and regional public workforce systems to generate employer-focused workforce development solutions that offer low-skilled adults (entry-level as well as incumbents) the opportunity for career advancement and enable key industry sectors to fulfill their workforce needs. NOW follows the National Fund for Workforce Solutions…

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Maison Hospitaliere


In 1879 Coralie Correjolles organized 30 women into “La Socíeté Hospitaliere des Dames Louisianaises” to provide food and medicine to the needy of New Orleans, many of whom had lost everything during the Civil War. The group became especially concerned by the plight of elderly ladies, who, due to the loss of their husbands in…

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GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund


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…

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IMPACT


Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces Redesign of its IMPACT Program Carmen James, Greater New Orleans Foundation’s vice president of programs, explains how the Foundation will continue to invest in high-performing nonprofit organizations through the redesign of its IMPACT program.  Since its launch in 2009, the IMPACT program has awarded over $7 million to over 150…

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Norco Economic Development Foundation


Purpose The Norco Economic Development Foundation (NEDF) was formed as a result of a five million dollar gift to the Norco community by Shell and Motiva.  Its purpose is to maintain a community-based organization that supports the future community/economic development needs of Norco and St. Charles Parish. Mission To address social and economic issues at…

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The Freeman Challenges


Purpose The purpose of The Richard West Freeman Endowment and Board-Restricted Cash Reserve Challenges (The Challenges) is to create endowment funds or board-restricted cash reserves for nonprofit organizations serving the Greater New Orleans thirteen-parish region. The Challenges are designed to assist nonprofit organizations in (1) establishing and/or building endowments or board-restricted cash reserves and (2)…

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The Environmental Fund


The purpose of the fund is to inspire ecological, economic, and cultural vitality, resilience, and sustainability through environmentally focused policies, programs, and projects. The Foundation’s Environmental Fund invests in four key initiatives intended to help Louisiana’s most vulnerable communities respond, redress, and even reinvent themselves in the face of environmental threats. Help local environmental organizations…

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The Selley Foundation


The Selley Foundation (“Selley”) is a donor-advised fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Selley Trustees review grant requests in the areas of education, arts, and in certain cases the environment. Selley supports nonprofits serving the greater New Orleans area with an emphasis on capital needs, but occasionally will consider programmatic requests. Selley will not fund…

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