Month: December 2020
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Greater New Orleans Foundation December 2020 Grants
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.Learn More
The Green Infrastructure Challenge In Partnership with Water Wise Gulf South and Every Drop Makes a Difference
Organize your neighbors (a minimum of 3) to apply for green infrastructure interventions on your block or your neighborhood! A budget of $5,000 will be allocated to 7 teams to install the following types of green infrastructure to help manage stormwater where it falls!Learn More
In the News: The Times-Picayune and The Advocate to launch statewide investigative unit
The 3-year, $1.5 million effort will be supported by philanthropic donations to the Louisiana Investigative Journalism Fund, which will be administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. It is part of an emerging business model in which independently owned newspapers partner with community foundations to solicit tax-deductible donations. The model grew out of the need for legacy news organizations to find ways to maintain their reporting strength in a punishing business environment.Learn More
Our Impact & Leadership in the 2020 Disaster Season
While Southeast Louisiana is no stranger to disasters, the volume of adversities in 2020 has tested us all. However, community foundations like GNOF are uniquely positioned to help communities tackle shared challenges like respond quickly and effectively to disasters. With the partnership of generous individual, corporate, and philanthropic donors, we have made impactful grantmaking, provided critical technical support to nonprofits, elevated important issues in the public discourse, and collaborated with government and business leaders to solve critical challenges in the midst of the disasters. The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Disaster Response and Restoration Strategy Fund and supporting initiatives ensure Southeast Louisiana and other Gulf Coast communities are stronger when confronted with disasters. Our disaster grantmaking is grounded in equity, sustainability, resiliency, and community engagement.Learn More
In the News: Living in the New Normal: Challenges for Nonprofits
Nonprofit organizations across the New Orleans region offer important community services in a diverse array of areas. Most are dependent on financial support from businesses and individuals to continue their operations. But during the COVID-19 pandemic that financial support has been under strain. How community groups are coping is the focus of the next installment of the continuing WYES series Living in the New Normal: Challenges for Nonprofits.Learn More
Your Generosity in Action!
Because of the previous generosity of our community to the Greater New Orleans Foundation, our team worked quickly at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to get funds flowing to people and families in desperate need of help. Let me tell you more about the programs you helped fund—and introduce you to people who were helped because of your generosity and compassion.Learn More