Greater New Orleans Foundation June 2020 Grants

June 5, 2020

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

Disaster: Round 3 – Health Equity

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Metropolitan Human Services District 6/12/2020 Peer Support and Mental Health First Aid $150,000

Disaster: Round 4 – Anonymous Donor/Food Security

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Broadmoor Improvement 6/5/2020 Broadmoor Food Pantry $5,000
Hands On New Orleans 6/5/2020 New Orleans Resiliency Initiative So Everyone’s Served (NOLA RISES) $10,000
Nola Tree Project 6/5/2020 meal deliveries for seniors and leadership coordination for COVID-19 $5,000
Second Harvest 6/5/2020 COVID-19 response. $15,000
Market Umbrella 6/5/2020 Crescent City Farmers Market and Market Match $5,000
Grace at the Greenlight 6/5/2020 COVID-19 Response-Meals for the Homeless $10,000
Northshore Food Bank 6/5/2020 COVID-19 relief expenses $20,000
Transgender Law Center 6/12/2020 Black Trans Circles COVID-19 Relief $10,000
The Good Samaritan Ministry of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church 6/12/2020 First Step in Crisis $10,000
Culture Aid NOLA 6/12/2020 Culture Aid NOLA $15,000
Our Daily Bread of Tangipahoa 6/19/2020 Operation Compassion: COVID-19 Response $10,000
Top Box Foods 6/19/2020 “Top Box Foods Home Deliveries: Securing Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic $15,000
Mary Queen of Vietnam 6/19/2020 Food Essentials to Village de L’Est $10,000
Recirculating Farms Coalition 6/19/2020 “Farms to Families: Fresh Local Food Deliveries” $15,000

Disaster: Round 5 – Grassroots Community Health Outreach

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

RicRack 6/12/2020 fabrics and supplies for personal protection equipment $10,000
Healthy Community Services 6/26/2020 COVID-19 Community Health Literacy $20,000

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

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Fund 17 6/12/2020 Inclusive Economic Recovery $10,000
Thrive NOLA 6/12/2020 Launch NOLA Small Business Development $10,000
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services 6/19/2020 COVID-19 Legal Helpline $25,000

Disaster: Round 5 – Support For Incarcerated And Returning Citizens

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Operation Restoration 6/12/2020 Operation Restoration $20,000
Justice and Accountability Center 6/26/2020 ReEntry Legal Project $20,000
The First 72+ 6/26/2020 COVID – 19 Reentry Emergency
Housing Project
$20,000

Disaster: Round 5 – Assistance For Families With Young Children

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Crescent City Family Services 6/26/2020 Crescent City Family Services Inc.-Families First Initiative $10,000

Disaster: Round 5 – Opportunity Youth Serving Organizations

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Café Reconcile 6/26/2020 COVID-19 Response Efforts $20,000
Covenant House 6/26/2020 COVID-19 Response Efforts $20,000
New Orleans Youth Alliance 6/26/2020 COVID-19 Response $20,000
Youth Empowerment Project 6/26/2020 YEP Pandemic Response $20,000
Cowen Institute Earn and Learn 6/26/2020 Cowen Institute Earn and Learn Career Pathways program $20,000
Liberty’s Kitchen 6/26/2020 Sustaining Youth Supports & Feeding Our Community programming $20,000

Environmental

The Environmental Fund is focused on building the movement to live better with the water in our region, while centering equity. Our grantmaking and programmatic work focuses on three issue areas: the management of urban water, the protection and resilience of our coastal communities in the face of climate change, and the growth of the Southeast Louisiana water economy. The Environmental Fund also aims to elevate the conversation around environmental, social, and economic sustainability as well as climate action and resilience in the Greater New Orleans region.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Waterwise Gulf South 6/26/2020 “In light of COVID-19, providing technology resources to build capacity among New Orleans residents to advance community-driven green infrastructure projects and equitable implementation of the city’s urban water plan.” $12,000

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

Operation Restoration 6/12/2020 develop an Individual Donor Program and Strategic Communications $25,000

Norco Community Fund

The purpose of the Norco Community Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The Greater New Orleans Foundation, is to improve the quality of life of people in Norco. An advisory committee of business and civic leaders meet annually to review grant requests in the following program areas: arts and humanities, community development, education, environment, human services, health care, community building, and youth development. The Fund will only consider support for programs that serve the Norco community and its residents. The following types of funding will be considered: Grants to support services to Norco residents with priority given to: children and youth services, elderly services, human services, health care/wellness services, and basic human needs; Organizational development grants, including capital expenses for facilities or equipment, for Norco-based organizations; Grants to support community events that promote civic pride and a sense of community in Norco.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

American Legion Spillway Post 195 6/12/2020 replace the kitchen floors $9,000.00
Destrehan High School 6/12/2020 support Senior Citizens Christmas Celebration $2,000.00
Knights of Columbus 6/12/2020 Replace Norco Sign $1,735.00
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children 6/12/2020 Norco Shelter renovation and beautification $3,720.00
Norco Booster Club, Inc. 6/12/2020 Family asssistance to support youth engagement in sports $3,500.00
Norco Civic Association 6/12/2020 Facility interior renovations and repairs $7,500.00
Norco Civic Association-Red Cross Safety Project 6/12/2020 installing an automated external defibrillator (AED) and training $2,695.00
River Region Ballet 6/12/2020 26th Annual Nutcracker $5,400.00
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Ministry of Care 6/12/2020 help families and individuals in the community with financial struggles and paying bills $6,000.00
Special Olympics Louisiana 6/12/2020 Unified Champions Schools $2,700.00
St. Charles Public School Foundation 6/12/2020 $5,000.00
St. Charles Senior Citizens Club 6/12/2020 Senior activities $4,000.00

Norco Economic Development Fund

The Norco Economic Development Foundation (NEDF) was formed as a result of a five million dollar gift to the Norco community by Shell and Motiva. Its purpose is to maintain a community-based organization that supports the future community/economic development needs of Norco and St. Charles Parish.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Access Health Louisiana 6/26/2020 Access Health Louisiana’s COVID-19 Community Response; specifically for Norco specific advertising $25,000.00
Child Advocacy Services 6/26/2020 Coordinated Community Caregiving $7,500.00
Norco Civic Association 6/26/2020 Norco River Road Revitalization Project, Phase VI $110,952.00
River Parishes Community Development Corporation 6/26/2020 Technical Training Grant $15,000.00
United Way of St. Charles 6/26/2020 River Parishes Community College United Way Campus $50,000.00
River Road Historic Society 6/26/2020 Safety, Security, and Accessibility: Keys to Preserving Our Local History and Economy $93,625.00

Selley

To improve the lives of people in the Greater New Orleans area. The Selley Trustees review grant requests in the following program areas: arts & culture, education, and the environment.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

New Orleans Museum of Art 6/12/2020 Covid-19 support $100,000

Jim Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awards will be distributed to two incoming freshman (ninth grade) students at St. Augustine High School with demonstrated financial need who hold at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to those students from single-parent households.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Eric Thomas II 6/5/2020 $5,075
Phillip Gullage IC 6/5/2020 $5,075

Crawford, Arlene and Myer Bishop Scholarship Fund

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by the family of Myer Epstein Bishop to one graduating senior from Ascension Parish on an annual basis.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Louisiana State University 6/26/2020 Connor Lee Anderson $1,000

Employee Assistance Fund – Louisiana Service & Hospitality Family Assitance Program

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Individuals 6/11/2020 $165,000