Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards $800,000 in IMPACT Grants

December 13, 2013

New Orleans, LA | December 13, 2013 – The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today the 40 nonprofit organizations that received 2013 IMPACT grants in the following categories: arts and culture; education; health and human services; and, youth development. Now in its fifth year, the IMPACT program is the Foundation’s largest discretionary grantmaking program that awards grants to organizations that serve mostly low-income communities. This year the Foundation awarded a total of $800,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations.

“The nonprofit organizations receiving IMPACT grants are contributing to the vibrancy of our community,” said Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “In partnership with our donors, we’re honored to recognize organizations that are working tirelessly to make this a thriving community for all. Every day these organizations are addressing community needs—they are sheltering our homeless, mentoring our children, and feeding our hungry.”

Over 160 applications were received and the rigorous review process included a site visit by Foundation staff, a careful study of the organization’s financial information, and a review by the Foundation’s grants committee. In addition to financial support, IMPACT grantees are also provided throughout the year with networking opportunities, communications assistance, and trainings and workshops on nonprofit best practices.

Since its inception in 2009, the IMPACT Program has granted over $4 million to over 120 nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans region.

Below are the 40 organizations receiving 2013 IMPACT funding.

Creative Alliance of New Orleans – $10,000
Efforts of Grace – $25,000
LA Cultural Economy Foundation – $20,000
Louisiana Partner for the Arts – $10,000
Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans – $15,000
NOVAC – $20,000
Southern Rep – $10,000
St. Claude Main Street – $20,000

Black Alliance for Educational Options – $20,000
East Bank Collaborative of Charter Schools – $10,000
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools – $25,000
STAND for Children Leadership Center – $20,000
Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association – $25,000

American Diabetes Association – $20,000
504 Health Net – $20,000
Children’s Health Fund – $20,000
Children’s Learning and Family Foundation – $35,000
Collaborative Solutions – $20,000
Community Center of St. Bernard – $15,000
Covenant House – $15,000
Daughters of Charity – $28,000
Edible Schoolyard – $25,000
Family Service of Greater New Orleans – $20,000
Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana – $20,000
Kingsley House – $20,000
Mary Queen of Vietnam CDC – $10,000
New Orleans Family Justice Alliance – $20,000
New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation – $7,500
New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation – $30,000
New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows Program – $30,000
Public Affairs Research Council – $20,000
Regina Coeli CDC – $20,000
Share Our Strength – $40,000
Touro Infirmary Foundation – $25,000
UNITY of Greater New Orleans – $20,000

BreakOUT! – $20,000
Each One Save One – $20,000
Junior Achievement – $15,000
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights – $20,000
Up2Us – $10,000

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About the Greater New Orleans Foundation
The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving a 13-parish Greater New Orleans metropolitan area. We design and lead initiatives that improve the region, connect donors to community needs, identify and support great nonprofits, and strengthen civil society.