In addition to our grantmaking programs, the Foundation fulfills its mission is through various special initiatives that it leads and manages in partnership with others who share a common interest in improving the quality of life for all.


Impact 100

Across the country and across the globe women are taking their rightful place at the table where decisions are made. Nowhere is their presence more powerfully felt than in the arena of philanthropy, where women’s values and visions are reshaping our world.


GiveNOLA Day

Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is a one-day online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. GiveNOLA Day raises money for the community, brings new donors to local nonprofits, and shows anyone can be a philanthropist.


NOLA 360

New Orleans 360 is a forum where people can get a new perspective on our biggest challenges and find ways to contribute to their solutions.


The Freeman Challenges

The rewards of an endowment are many: it signifies a major turning point in an organization’s growth and creates an aura of permanence; it conveys a ‘seal of approval’; it can contribute to the long-term stability of an organization; it can generate income long after contributions are made; and, it’s a powerful way to pursue long-term organizational goals. Are you ready?