Hurricane Ida Disaster Fund

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Foundation Awards $1.8 Million in Grants from Hurricane Ida Disaster Response & Restoration Fund

The Foundation has allocated $1.8 million in grants from its first three rounds of the Hurricane Ida Disaster Response & Restoration Fund. After receiving continued guidance from parish officials performing damage assessments and conducting due diligence to verify that the following nonprofits are actively responding to the unfolding disaster, the Foundation will continue to award grants to organizations that are providing emergency food and shelter; legal aid and technical assistance for residents working to navigate applications for assistance; support mucking and gutting operations; and diaper distribution.

 

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Insights & News

Foundation, Benson Announce New Grants in Hurricane Ida Relief

September 17, 2021

The Greater New Orleans Foundation and Mrs. Gayle Benson announced $1,117,000 in immediate assistance grants to local nonprofits leading disaster response. Generous matching funds were provided by Mrs. Gayle Benson ($466,000) and the Dick J. Guidry Fund ($150,000). 

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Hurricane Ida Disaster Response & Restoration Fund Grant Updates

September 15, 2021

Hurricane Ida made landfall in SE Louisiana as a Category 4 Hurricane, wreaking havoc all along its path, particularly in the Lafourche and Terrebonne parish, but causing damage extending into Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and other parishes. The Foundation team has taken guidance from parish officials, conducted due diligence and verified that the following nonprofits are actively responding to the unfolding disaster.

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