News & Insights

Upcoming Events: Leadership-Focused Learning Opportunities

October 20, 2021

There are many different ways to lead. Strategic planning, financial leadership, and board governance are great ways to strengthen an organization’s adaptability to unforeseen events. Nonprofit leaders are encouraged to register for these three leadership-focused learning opportunities that will help them steer and support their organizations.

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Hurricane Ida Disaster Response & Restoration Fund Grant Updates

October 14, 2021

Hurricane Ida made landfall in SE Louisiana as a Category 4 Hurricane, wreaking havoc all along its path, particularly in the Lafourche and Terrebonne parish, but causing damage extending into Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and other parishes. To make these grants, the Foundation team has taken guidance from parish officials, conducted due diligence and prioritized ongoing grassroots responses led by people who are native to the impacted parishes  and know their communities best. To date, we have awarded $3,182,000 in grants to our nonprofit partners.

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Foundation, Benson Announce New Grants in Hurricane Ida Relief

September 17, 2021

The Greater New Orleans Foundation and Mrs. Gayle Benson announced $1,117,000 in immediate assistance grants to local nonprofits leading disaster response. Generous matching funds were provided by Mrs. Gayle Benson ($466,000) and the Dick J. Guidry Fund ($150,000). 

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Youth Vaccination Initiative

August 13, 2021

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Joins City of New Orleans to Announce Youth Vaccination Initiative, $90K Investment from Philanthropic Partners in Collaboration with CrescentCare and NOLA Public Schools.

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