People are our region's strongest and most important asset. Their potential is key to our future prosperity, and helping them reach this potential is central to the Foundation's mission and to the well-being of the Greater New Orleans region. The Foundation is focused on building a health and social services delivery system responsive to the needs of our diverse communities and coordinated across government, nonprofit, and other providers. Our goal is to invest in the people on whom our collective well-being depends and help our neediest neighbors regain control over their lives.
The Foundation’s Health and Social Services grants are made through our IMPACT program, which supports organizations that:
NOW works with both employers and the workforce education and training community to ensure that New Orleans residents are qualified for tomorrow’s careers. NOW is committed to filling more than jobs. Its goal is to create an environment with opportunities for higher wages, better benefits, and career advancement for the New Orleans workforce.
An initiative of the Ford Foundation in partnership with GNOF, this program funds efforts to coordinate housing, transportation, and economic development so that all three–jobs, housing, and transportation–work together, better serving the entire region.
As in other program areas, the Foundation supports investments in organizational capacity-building among nonprofits working in the field of health and human services.