The Greater New Orleans Foundation

Due to the impact of the new coronavirus (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 Activates Disaster Response & Restoration Fund for the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced the activation of its Disaster Response and Restoration Fund in response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The outbreak of the COVID-19, now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, is on everyone’s mind. With community transmission having occurred in the Greater New Orleans region, the time for action is now.


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.


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In the News: COVID-19 compounds trauma, but schools can help students heal

Carmen James Randolph

July 27, 2020

COVID-19 has brought with it great trauma. In New Orleans, we’ve lost loved ones, jobs, and a world in which we could shake hands with neighbors and go outside without masks. Our children feel these losses. And for many of them, while this crisis is unprecedented, trauma is not. Many of our young people carry heavy weights that just got heavier; COVID-19 compounds existing pain and reopens old wounds.

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