News & Insights

Impact 100 2021

January 11, 2022

On November 17, 2021, Impact 100, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, announced that its $100,000 transformative grant will be awarded this year to Hotel Hope. Impact 100, a giving circle now in its ninth year, is a group of over one hundred local women who committed to giving $1,100 for the purpose of making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit. Recipient nonprofits will use the grant to deepen their impact and grow their network of supporters. Since its inaugural year, Impact 100 has granted out more than 1 million dollars to nonprofits across our region.

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2021 Impact 100 Initiative Awards Grant to Hotel Hope

Madeline Morris

January 7, 2022

Impact 100, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, announced that its $100,000 transformative grant will be awarded this year to Hotel Hope. Impact 100, a giving circle now in its ninth year, is a group of over one hundred local women who committed to giving $1,100 for the purpose of making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit.

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Five Things to Know: Blue Bikes

Jeff Schiffman

January 5, 2022

You’ve seen them around town so you already know: Blue Bikes are back! With this warm winter weather we’ve been having, now is the perfect time to take these bikes for a spin. On December 30th and January 1st, these bikes were checked out over 1,000 times each day!

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Foundation Releases Study on The State of Nonprofits in Southeast Louisiana 2021

December 8, 2021

The study found that nonprofits successfully adapted to meet the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and that many even expanded their services to support the people of our region. The study also found that while a sizable percentage of nonprofits in Southeast Louisiana have Black and BIPOC executive directors, executive team members, board chairs, and board members, there is still a racial leadership gap within the region’s nonprofit sector, particularly in arts and culture organizations. 

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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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