Why Us?

When you make a donation to GNOF, you make a difference for the people of the Greater New Orleans region.

Why Donate to GNOF?

We make it easy for you to make a greater impact on the Greater New Orleans region. For over 100 years we’ve helped connect generous donors with causes they believe in and help our region thrive. And we’re not just helping by giving back—we’re leading the way and inspiring action for a better future for all of our communities.

Greater Local Impact

With deep roots and knowledge of the community, GNOF’s experienced staff connects you to outstanding organizations doing important work in the community, as well as to like-minded donors so your giving has the greatest impact. We also provide valuable fund management and reporting assistance, leaving you to enjoy the satisfaction of giving.

Community Civic Leadership

Beyond grantmaking, we convene people, resources and ideas to create intelligent, innovative strategies and solutions to meet our region’s needs. Our Board of Trustees is a group of business, civic and philanthropic leaders who are focused on taking a stand on issues to ensure that our unique region thrives.

What to Expect from Us

Highly Personalized Service

We can tailor a plan to meet your charitable and financial goals. This includes gift giving assistance, grantmaking support and estate-planning assistance.

Easy Fund Set-Up

Our simple fund start-up process frees you from administrative tasks. You can establish a fund in less time than it takes to open a bank account.

Maximum Tax Advantages

As a public charity, GNOF offers you the maximum tax advantages allowed for charitable giving.

Effective Stewardship and Accountability

Funds are pooled and invested by professional financial managers for maximum impact. Investment decisions are monitored by our Investment Committee and Board of Trustees.

Long-lasting Legacies

We build endowed funds that benefit our region in perpetuity and allow you to leave an even longer-lasting legacy.


You can give what you want, when you want, how you want. Equipped to accept a wide variety of asset types—from securities and personal property, to life insurance, real estate, stock in closely-held companies and more—we can accommodate the most complex plans of giving.