News & Insights

Impact 100 2020

November 20, 2020

Impact 100, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, announced on November 17 that its $100,000 transformative grant will be awarded this year to Eden House. Impact 100 is a group of one hundred local women who have committed to giving $1,100 per year for the purpose of making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit every year. These transformative grants will be game-changers for the recipient nonprofits. Over time, these nonprofits also will be game-changers for our city and region.

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In the News: Guest Column – COVID-19 Exposed Failures in Affordable Housing

Isabel Barrios, Biz New Orleans

November 13, 2020

Guest Column: COVID-19 Exposed Failures in Affordable Housing. NEW ORLEANS – A few weeks ago, the Centers for Disease Control moved to protect our nation’s health by calling for a pause on most COVID-19-related evictions through the end of the year. This was sorely needed because supplemental federal unemployment benefits have expired and Congress has not renewed this critical assistance at any level.

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Greater New Orleans Foundation October 2020 Grants

October 31, 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.

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GNOF Releases “Stormwater Opportunities: Spirit of Charity, Lafitte Greenway, and Armstrong Park” Study

October 21, 2020

Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) released a groundbreaking new study commissioned from Waggonner & Ball Architecture/Environment. “Stormwater Opportunities: Spirit of Charity, Lafitte Greenway, and Armstrong Park” that provides recommendations that, if implemented, could lead to a 39% flood volume reduction during a 10-Year Storm in the New Orleans Central Business District, Treme, Tulane-Gravier, and Mid-City neighborhoods.

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Update on the State of the Nonprofit Sector in Southeast Louisiana

Steve Mumford, University of New Orleans and Kellie Chavez Greene, Greater New Orleans Foundation

September 17, 2020

In June 2020, the Greater New Orleans Foundation and University of New Orleans released a study on the state of the nonprofit sector in Southeast Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on surveys collected from late March to mid-April 2020.

To get updates, GNOF and UNO organized a virtual “town hall” in late July, open to all nonprofits throughout the region. Over 60 nonprofit leaders joined the town hall, and about half participated in small group discussions, sharing the following updates.

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