Greater New Orleans Foundation May 2020 Grants

May 12, 2020

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

That’s why we’re the steward of more than 900 donor-advised and donor-designated funds. Our donors make between $20 million and $30 million in grants to diverse nonprofits throughout the Greater New Orleans region, based on their specific areas of interest. View our most up-to-date list of current and upcoming grant opportunities here.

If you have any questions about our grant opportunities, please email grants@gnof.org.

Disaster

Round 2: People experiencing homelessness, Seniors, wage workers & ALICE.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Ozanam Inn 5/1/2020 At-capacity shelter meeting the increased food and hygiene needs of people experiencing homelessness $5,000
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans 5/1/2020 Case management to support people impacted by COVID-19 related job losses $10,000

 

Round 3: Health Equity

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

504 Healthnet 5/1/2020 Organization providing support, technical assistance, PPE and other emergency supplies to federally qualified health centers $50,000
American Red Cross 5/1/2020 Plasma collection in partnership with area organizations to minimize the rist of critical shortages, since there has been a drop in blood donations due to COVID-19 $10,000
Daughters of Charity 5/1/2020 FQHC making immediate telemedicine improvements, particularly related to mental health needs and working to minimize deferred care for patients who would be most at risk of having COVID-19 related complications $150,000
Louisiana Public Health Institute 5/1/2020 Statewide public heatlh entity working with the state, the Urban League and other partners to get the word out about the need for social distancing and other critically important COVID-19 related information, especially in hard-to-reach communities in rural areas $50,000
NAMI New Orleans 5/1/2020 Organization providing continued critically important mental health supports through virtual platforms and coordination of volunteers and peer supports in GNO area $20,000
NAMI St. Tammany 5/1/2020 Organization providing continued critically important mental health supports through virtual platforms and coordination of volunteers and peer supports in Northshore parishes $20,000
Ochsner 5/1/2020 New Orleans Career Center Health Corps Rapid PCT Initiative will train out-of-work hospitality and service workers, resulting in employment now and creating potential pathways to careers in healthcare in the future $60,000
St. Thomas Health Clinic 5/1/2020 to support immediate telemedicine improvements, provide ongoing care for patients who are at high risk of COVID-19 complications and to sustain clinic operations that keep people out of emergency rooms during the pandemic $150,000

 

Round 4: Anonymous Donor/Food Security

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Broadmoor Improvement Association 5/1/2020 Food pantry meeting increased demand and coordinating food deliveries for homebound Broadmoor residents to support social distancing $5,000
Familias Unidas en Accion 5/1/2020 Mutual aid organization delivering food and other necessities to people who are undocumented and not able to access benefits $15,000
Giving Hope New Orleans 5/1/2020 Food pantry meeting increased demand for food from households in New Orleans East $5,000
Gladewaves 5/1/2020 Food bank and hot meals for seniors $3,000
Hands On New Orleans 5/1/2020 Coordination of volunteer deliveries for meal requests received through 311 $10,000
Kingsley House 5/1/2020 Senior day program pivot to supporting participants at home through food and medicine delivery, wellness checks and social support $5,000
Lantern Light 5/1/2020 Daily feeding program for people experiencing homelessness working in coordination with the City’s Health Department to support social distancing and hygiene for people currently housed in downtown hotels $5,000
Nola Tree Project 5/1/2020 Coordination of volunteer efforts and mobilization of staff to deliver meals to seniors requesting meals via 311, as well as coordination with World Central Kitchen $15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank 5/1/2020 Resources to purchase food for vulnerable populations in the Greater New Orleans Region $10,000
Trinity Community Center 5/1/2020 Food pantry meeting increased demand for food and prepared meals for Hollygrove residents as well as $10,000
United Saints Recovery Project 5/1/2020 Three months of meal deliveries to seniors and vulnerable families in Central City as a key partner to Nola Tree Project and World Central Kitchen $15,000
Volunteers of America 5/1/2020 Senior housing and a shelter for homeless veterans meeting increased need for cleaning and social distancing $5,000
Level Up Campaign 5/8/2020 Youth led organization serving hot meals every week to over 200 homebound elders and counting $5,000
Lowernine.org 5/8/2020 Food pantry meeting rising demand from Ninth Ward residents impacted by COVID-19 economic crisis $5,000
Market Umbrella 5/8/2020 Crescent City Farmers Market and Market Match to stretch SNAP benefits for households who are impacted by COVID-19 $10,000
RAI Ministries/Camp Restore 5/8/2020 Provide home meal deliveries primarily to seniors, disabled veterans, and mobility-limited residents five days a week in New Orleans East $5,000
Hands On New Orleans 5/22/2020 Crisis Cleanup for Covid-19 response $12,000

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

Life City 5/1/2020 Love Your City Initiative $32,000

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

Neighborhood Partnership Network 5/1/2020 Closing Responsibly $20,000
Home By Hand 5/1/2020 Board Development and Strategic Planning. $14,000

GNOF Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness Program

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

University of New Orleans 5/22/2020 Covid-19 Nonprofit Impact Survey GNOFN expansion. $6,500

NOW

The New Orleans Works collaborative (NOW) was established over 9 years ago with the purpose of building the capacity of the local workforce system while fostering public policy and coordinating opportunities for robust and long-lived relationships among employers, workers, education, and training/service providers to enhance a cohesive pipeline to front-line jobs and career ladders. To achieve its goal of creating an environment with opportunities for higher wages, better benefits, and career advancement for the region’s workforce, NOW used the vehicle of the healthcare sector. In an effort to continually innovate, NOW has expanded its focus to include the emerging field of green infrastructure and is committed to identifying new training opportunities that will position New Orleanians to take advantage of new careers that are introduced in the region.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

LSU Health Sciences Foundation 5/1/2020 LSU Health Community Worker $59,886.00

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.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana 5/8/2020 CRM/Donor Database Overhaul $2,200
Kid Smart 5/8/2020 Marketing Materials $2,200
Kingsley House 5/8/2020 Marketing Materials $2,200
Live Oak 5/8/2020 Marketing Materials $2,200
New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation 5/8/2020 Video, PSA, and Social Media Ads $2,200
South Louisiana Wetland Discovery Center 5/8/2020 Fundraising Software and Marketing Materials $2,200
Innocence Project New Orleans 5/22/2020 Appeal Mailing and Brochure $2,200

Pratt Stanton Manor Fund

To help older adults live dignified, meaningful, and independent lives.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana 5/8/2020 Covid-19 pandemic response $50,000
Northshore Food Bank 5/8/2020 Covid-19 pandemic response $20,000
Giving Hope 5/8/2020 Covid-19 pandemic response $25,000

Theresa Bittenbring Marque and John Henry Marque Endowed Donor Advised Fund

In 2007, local businessman and attorney, John A. (Albert) Marque, established the Theresa Bittenbring Marque and John Henry Marque Endowed Donor Advised Fund in memory of his parents.

 

Nursing Programs in Southeast Louisiana

Provide performance-based scholarships to the top five nursing students in each of the five identified nursing schools upon graduation.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Delgado Community College Charity School of Nursing 5/15/2020 $9,560
Dillard University 5/15/2020 $9,650
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing 5/15/2020 $9,650
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing CARE Program 5/15/2020 $9,650
Our Lady of Holy Cross College 5/15/2020 $9,650

Medical Hardship Grants

Grantmaking to needy families during financial hardship due to hospitalization.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans 5/15/2020 $497,991

Fixed Distributions & Designated Grants

Grantmaking distributions to organizations set by Mr. Marque with annual amount calculations.

Organization Name

Date Awarded

Type of Request

Amount Awarded

Doctors Without Borders 5/15/2020 $77,500
Operation Smile 5/15/2020 $77,500
Remote Area Medical 5/15/2020 $77,500
Ozanam Inn 5/15/2020 $47,800
Covenant House 5/15/2020 $59,700
New Orleans Opera Association 5/15/2020 $59,700
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 5/15/2020 $59,700
New Orleans Police And Justice Foundation Inc 5/15/2020 $33,900
Friends of the New Orleans Fire Department 5/15/2020 $33,900
Friends of City Park 5/15/2020 $33,900
Audubon Nature Institute 5/15/2020 $33,900
Louisiana SPCA 5/15/2020 $33,900
Greater New Orleans Educational Television Foundation d/b/a WYES 5/15/2020 $27,200
WWNO Radio 5/15/2020 $27,200
Mount Carmel Academy 5/15/2020 $9,600