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The award is the Foundation’s largest single grant from its disaster response and restoration fund and will build commercial-scale solar power and back-up battery capacity for nonprofits that respond to disasters across the region.

  • Foundation Announces $1 Million Grant to Community Lighthouse Project

    The award is the Foundation’s largest single grant from its disaster response and restoration fund and will build commercial-scale solar power and back-up battery capacity for nonprofits that respond to disasters across the region.

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  • GiveNOLA Day 2022 Raises Incredible $7.9 Million in Ninth Year

    NEW ORLEANS – (May 3, 2022) Tuesday, the Greater New Orleans Foundation announced that while the final numbers won’t be confirmed for several weeks, initial returns indicate that the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s GiveNOLA Day, hosted by Baptist Community Ministries and powered by Entergy, generated an incredible $7.9 million in donations for a record breaking 947 nonprofits exceeding the 2021 total of 910. The total number of online contributions exceeded 57,000 at the close of the 24-hour period.

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  • 2022 Spark of Philanthropy

    The Foundation hosted its biennial Spark of Philanthropy celebration honoring the Freeman, Wisdom, and Keller families.

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  • Checking in with Nonprofits in Our Region

    In February 2022, the Foundation held a special town hall webinar specifically for nonprofits. The purpose of the webinar was to share survey results from the most recent State of the Nonprofit Sector report and provide informal updates a full year after the study had been conducted.

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  • Foundation Activates Fund for Tornado Recovery

    The Foundation has announced it has activated its Disaster Response & Restoration Fund in response to yesterday’s tornados. The fund provides grants that support local nonprofits leading short, medium, and long-term response and recovery efforts. The Foundation has also provided immediate grants totaling $50,000 to five organizations that are coordinating their response with emergency managers.

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  • Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants from the Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity

    New Orleans, LA (February 22, 2022) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (Foundation) announced renewal grants totaling $1 million to 31 Black-led organizations as part of its Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity. These grants support organizations that provide leadership in eliminating inequitable systems and building wealth for African American families.

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  • Trailblazer of Pride Series: Marsha P. Johnson

    The fight for equity for the LGBTQ community has had many queer icons who have worked tirelessly on the frontlines of progress for decades. As we wrap up Black History Month, we pay homage to one of the trailblazers in what we know now as “Pride:” Marsha P. Johnson. Johnson was born Malcolm Michaels Jr. on August 24, 1945 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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  • Celebration of Black Philanthropy 2022

    Monday, February 7, 2022, the Greater New Orleans Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Celebration of Black Philanthropy at the Historic Carver Theater. The event was held to recognize past and present Black New Orleanians who give generously to uplift and bring impact to causes that improve our community.
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  • LGBTQ Fund Grantee Spotlight: Covenant House NOLA

    In launching the LGBTQ Fund in 2016, we were particularly moved by the Out in the South Report, which had been released by Funders for LGBTQ Issues a few years prior. The report shared that while the South had more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adults than any other part of the country, the region received just 3-4% of domestic funding for LGBTQ issues. LGBTQ people in the South were also among the most likely to be experiencing poverty.

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  • Greater New Orleans Foundation Activates Disaster Response & Restoration Fund for the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

    Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation 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.

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