Arts & Culture

Arts and culture gives New Orleans its vitality and distinguish our region from every other place in the United States. From shrimp po-boys to Dixieland jazz, raucous parades to soulful street musicians, New Orleans' cultural legacy is our home-grown treasure---our most famous attraction as well as our most prized export. The Foundation currently supports Arts & Culture organizations through the following programs...


Our core program for creating a vibrant, sustainable, and just community, IMPACT makes grants to organizations that:

  • Improve the quality of life and economic opportunities for culture bearers, artists, and performers.
  • Advocate for increased public support for the arts.

Organizational Effectiveness

The Foundation is committed to increasing and overall effectiveness of the region’s nonprofits, including arts and culture organizations.