News & Insights

GiveNOLA Day Raises Record $8.1 Million in Eighth Year

May 5, 2021

Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation announced that while the final numbers won’t be confirmed for several weeks, initial returns indicate that the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s GiveNOLA Day, presented by Baptist Community Ministries and powered by Entergy, generated an astounding $8.1 million in donations for 910 nonprofits, exceeding its 2020 total of $7.1 million. The total number of online contributions exceeded 67,000 at the close of the 24-hour period.

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City Partners with Uber, GNOF, LCMC Health, and Urban League of Louisiana to Provide 20,000 Rides to Vaccine Sites

March 26, 2021

“Getting shots in arms is literally the shot in the arm we need to keep our community safe and bring our economy back,” said Andy Kopplin, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation.  “We are thrilled to work with Mayor Cantrell and her team, as well as great partners like LCMC Health, the Urban League of Louisiana, and the Orleans Parish Communication District, to facilitate this generous and innovative donation of free rides from Uber to and from vaccination sites.”

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Greater New Orleans Foundation March 2021

March 4, 2021

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.

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In the News: When Disaster Strikes: Responsive, values-driven grantmaking strategies for emergencies

Carmen James Randolph, PEAK Grantmaking

February 25, 2021

New Orleans is a coastal city. Situated where the Mississippi River Delta becomes the Gulf of Mexico in Southeast Louisiana, New Orleans is strategically positioned for commerce; however, its location also defines its most existential threat. Due to coastal subsidence, south Louisiana is facing the highest rate of relative sea level rise in the world. In other words, our land is sinking and the sea is rising simultaneously. Geologists estimate that Louisiana is losing the equivalent of a football field an hour due to this reality. In addition, south Louisiana is vulnerable to heavy rainfall and destructive storms, which are increasing in their frequency and severity due to climate change.

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Greater New Orleans Foundation February 2021

February 22, 2021

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.

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