Greater New Orleans Foundation July 2020 Grants

July 16, 2020

We’re proud to provide grants that create real impact.

Disaster: Round 4 – Anonymous Donor/Food Security

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music 7/3/2020 address food insecurity during COVID-19 in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward neighborhood. $20,000
Zion Travelers Cooperative Center 7/10/2020 provide fresh vegetables and meat to communities that have little access to them $10,000

Disaster: Round 5 – Grassroots Community Health Outreach

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Sankofa Community Development Corporation 7/17/2020 Sankofa Healthy Food Hub Project $20,000

Disaster: Round 5 – Supports For Workers And Small Minority-Owned Businesses

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Urban Strategies, Inc. 7/10/2020 Support for low-wage and gig workers $20,000
The Idea Village 7/17/2020 Operational Support for Startups $10,000

Disaster: Round 5 – Assistance For Families With Young Children

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Agenda for Children 7/10/2020 Emergency Respite and Recovery Services for Early Learning Centers in 12 Southeast Louisiana Parishes $20,000
Junior League of New Orleans 7/10/2020 Diaper Bank $10,000

Hilbert Fund

To support scholarships for indigent or underprivileged students, and to support persons of African-American descent.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

New Orleans African American Museum 7/3/2020 General operating support $50,000
The Roots of Music, Inc. 7/3/2020 General operating support $20,000

NLE: Mission Acceleration

Capacity-building grants enable organizations to hire consultants to help their board and staff accomplish work that requires time, energy, expertise, and innovative thinking beyond everyday operations. In general, the most successful capacity-building projects: Address operational, management, or governance issues that affect the organization as a whole, rather than a single department or program. Focus on a single core challenge or opportunity, rather than a patchwork of unrelated issues. Are critical to the organization’s long-term success in achieving its mission.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

New Orleans African American Museum 7/10/2020 Executive coaching and capacity building $25,000

Richard West Freeman Challenges

The purpose of The Richard West Freeman Endowment and Board-Restricted Cash Reserve Challenges (The Challenges) is to create endowment funds or board-restricted cash reserves for nonprofit organizations serving the Greater New Orleans thirteen-parish region. The Challenges are designed to assist nonprofit organizations in (1) establishing and/or building endowments or board-restricted cash reserves and (2) educating the nonprofit sector and the donor community on the importance of building financial independence to ensure long-term financial stability.

Board Restricted Reserve Grants

Organizations who were invited to and have completed the Board Restricted Reserve challenge.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Kid Smart 7/17/2020 Raise $30,000/Match $15,000 $15,000

Fertel Foundation

One of the goals of The Fertel Foundation is to foster educational & cultural opportunities.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Performing Arts Society of Acadiana 7/10/2020 Unrestricted $1,000
Public Concern Foundation 7/10/2020 Unrestricted $500

McClure Fund

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana 7/10/2020 Repair of Iberville and Olympia Community Group Homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities $6,500.00
YMCA of Greater New Orleans 7/10/2020 East Jefferson YMCA Urgent Capital Repairs Project. $10,000.00

Dorothy Bratsas Scholarship

The Dorothy Bratsas scholarship was established by the generosity of the late Dr. Dorothy Bratsas. This scholarship intends to assist female students who attended high school in the Greater New Orleans region who plan to continue their education in college.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Scholarship America (administrator of scholarship) 7/17/2020 2019-2020 Scholarships $12,500

Commander’s Palace, Inc. Employee Relief Fund

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Individuals 7/3/2020 $400