The purpose of the Gert Town Community Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The Greater New Orleans Foundation, is to enhance the quality of life for people in the Gert Town Community. An advisory committee of business and civic leaders meet annually to review grant requests in various program areas. Program areas include: children and youth; housing; older adult services including transportation; community leadership capacity building; adult education; and legal services (successions, taxes, or other housing matters).. In addition, the committee is interested in community beautification projects (i.e. tree planting, greenspace maintenance, and neighborhood cleanup). Only ONE application per organization will be accepted.
The Fund will support nonprofit organizations that serve the Gert Town Community. Please see the map below or contact The Greater New Orleans Foundation for more details on the geographical boundaries for the fund.
The Gert Town Community Fund accepts only electronic application submissions through the Foundation’s online portal. The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s 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 electronic submission process. Proposals that are not submitted electronically may not be considered. All applications must include the following:
Organization Information – describe the work of your organization by addressing each of the following topics:
Funding Request – describe the program for which you seek funding by including the following:
Evaluation – explain how you will measure the effectiveness of your program, including:
In addition, you must include the following attachments:
Grant requests must be received by 11:59 pm on the deadline date. The deadline and notification dates are:
If a grant is awarded, the grantee is required to submit interim and final programmatic and financial reports outlining the use of grant funds and the impact of the grant on Gert Town residents and the community. Click here for reporting guidelines.
Service Area Map
Approximate boundaries: the geographic granting area is roughly from South Carrollton Avenue on the west side (between Fig and Edinburgh streets) to College Court on the east side (between Walmsley and Clio streets).