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?
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Step 3: Implementing the Challenges

Selected nonprofits for a Freeman Endowment Challenge or Freeman Board-restricted Reserve Challenge have 12 months to meet their challenge. The selected organizations will receive technical assistance and peer-learning support throughout the year.

Meet the 2017 Winners

Freeman Endowment Challenge

Bayou District Foundation will raise $100,000 to be matched with $50,000 from the Freeman Challenges for the General Endowment Growth Initiative. To make a gift to support this effort click here.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans will raise $150,000 to be matched with $75,000 from the Freeman Challenges for the College Road Fund. To make a gift to support this effort click here.

Freeman Board-restricted Reserve Challenge

Antenna / Press Street will raise $10,000 to be matched with $5,000 from the Freeman Challenges for the Antenna Board-Restricted Cash Reserve Development and Campaign. To make a gift to support this effort click here.

Southern Repertory Theatre will raise $30,000 to be matched with $15,000 from the Freeman Challenges for the Capital Reserve – Southern Rep Theatre on Bayou Road. To make a gift to support this effort click here.

Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival will raise $10,000 to be matched with $5,000 from the Freeman Challenges for the “A Little Piece of Eternity” Rainy Day Fund. To make a gift to support this effort click here.

Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights will raise $10,000 to be matched with $5,000 from the Freeman Challenges for the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights Board-Restricted Cash Reserve Campaign. To make a gift to support this effort click here.

Upturn Arts will raise $10,000 to be matched with $5,000 from the Freeman Challenges for the Upturn Arts Board-Restricted Cash Reserve Plan. To make a gift to support this effort click here.

Youth Empowerment Project will raise $30,000 to be matched with $15,000 from the Freeman Challenges for the Youth Empowerment Project Campaign to Establish an Operating Reserve. To make a gift to support this effort click here.