The Greater New Orleans Foundation

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has activated its Disaster Response and Restoration Fund to provide assistance to those who are most in need.


Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards $450,000 in Grants from Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity

Tthe Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) announced $450,000 in grants from its new Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity. The announcement was made during a virtual event that can be viewed here. The first cohort of grantees from the Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity include the Urban League of LouisianaPower Coalition, and Good Work Network.


In the News: Here’s how Gayle Benson, Greater New Orleans Foundation are helping service, hospitality industry

The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) announced $413,000 in grants from its Louisiana Service & Hospitality Family Assistance Program, an initiative to support low-income restaurant, hotel, and bar employees who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and who are working hard to support their dependent children and elderly parents.


Insights & News

In the News: When Disaster Strikes: Responsive, values-driven grantmaking strategies for emergencies

Carmen James Randolph, PEAK Grantmaking

February 25, 2021

New Orleans is a coastal city. Situated where the Mississippi River Delta becomes the Gulf of Mexico in Southeast Louisiana, New Orleans is strategically positioned for commerce; however, its location also defines its most existential threat. Due to coastal subsidence, south Louisiana is facing the highest rate of relative sea level rise in the world. In other words, our land is sinking and the sea is rising simultaneously. Geologists estimate that Louisiana is losing the equivalent of a football field an hour due to this reality. In addition, south Louisiana is vulnerable to heavy rainfall and destructive storms, which are increasing in their frequency and severity due to climate change.

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Greater New Orleans Foundation February 2021

February 22, 2021

We’re proud to provide grants that create real impact. That’s why we’re the steward of more than 900 donor-advised and donor-designated funds. Our donors make between $20 million and $30 million in grants to diverse nonprofits throughout the Greater New Orleans region, based on their specific areas of interest. View our most up-to-date list of current and upcoming grant opportunities here.

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