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

The Doris and Peter Hansen Technical Assistance Fund


The Doris and Peter Hansen Technical Assistance Fund for Arts Organizations supports organizations located in the City of New Orleans sponsoring cultural activities in the fields of classical music, theater, and fine arts. Examples of technical assistance include: working with a consultant to assist staff and board in development of a fundraising or a strategic…

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Crawford, Arlene and Myer Bishop Scholarship Fund


This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by the Bishop family to one graduating senior from Ascension Parish on an annual basis. Crawford, Arlene, and Myer loved life and young people. They truly enjoyed every aspect of life, from agriculture to the arts. They were excited to learn and to teach, and were very committed to…

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Jo Ellen Smith Scholarship


Jo Ellen Smith gave her life in service to the needy of the New Orleans area.  She was a nursing student when, on one of these missions of mercy, her life was ended.  That was 1973. The Jo Ellen Smith scholarship fund was established in honor of her heroism.  It helps deserving students who share…

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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


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 $23 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….

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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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