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

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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Albert N. and Hattie M. McClure


Category:  Emergency The McClure Fund supports the emergency bricks & mortar projects (e.g., repairs, replacements, and additions to facilities) of eligible United Way partner agencies in the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s thirteen parish service area in Southeast Louisiana (Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany,…

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Community Revitalization


The Community Revitalization Fund (CR) is seeking an evaluator or an evaluation team to conduct a summative evaluation of a $23 million affordable housing fund.  GNOF’s Community Revitalization Fund was created and launched in partnership with national and local foundations in 2007 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to support New Orleans’ housing and community…

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