News & Insights

Foundation Announces 9th Annual GiveNOLA Day

March 31, 2022

The  Foundation  announced that the 9th annual GiveNOLA Day, a 24-hour online giving event for the 13-parish Greater New Orleans Region, will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 12 a.m. to midnight. GiveNOLA Day 2022 is hosted by Baptist Community Ministries and powered by Entergy.

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Checking in with Nonprofits in Our Region

March 28, 2022

In February 2022, the Foundation held a special town hall webinar specifically for nonprofits. The purpose of the webinar was to share survey results from the most recent State of the Nonprofit Sector report and provide informal updates a full year after the study had been conducted.

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Foundation Activates Fund for Tornado Recovery

March 24, 2022

The Foundation has announced it has activated its Disaster Response & Restoration Fund in response to yesterday’s tornados. The fund provides grants that support local nonprofits leading short, medium, and long-term response and recovery efforts. The Foundation has also provided immediate grants totaling $50,000 to five organizations that are coordinating their response with emergency managers.

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Executive Director Intensive

March 8, 2022

On February 8, 2022, 28 executive directors (ED) in the nonprofit sector completed this year’s Executive Director Intensive, powered by Chevron. The program supports nonprofit leaders in sharpening their skills in leadership, financial management, fundraising, and board relations.

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants from the Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity

February 22, 2022

New Orleans, LA (February 22, 2022) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (Foundation) announced renewal grants totaling $1 million to 31 Black-led organizations as part of its Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity. These grants support organizations that provide leadership in eliminating inequitable systems and building wealth for African American families.

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Trailblazer of Pride Series: Marsha P. Johnson

February 21, 2022

The fight for equity for the LGBTQ community has had many queer icons who have worked tirelessly on the frontlines of progress for decades. As we wrap up Black History Month, we pay homage to one of the trailblazers in what we know now as “Pride:” Marsha P. Johnson. Johnson was born Malcolm Michaels Jr. on August 24, 1945 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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Celebration of Black Philanthropy 2022

February 15, 2022
Monday, February 7, 2022, the Greater New Orleans Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Celebration of Black Philanthropy at the Historic Carver Theater. The event was held to recognize past and present Black New Orleanians who give generously to uplift and bring impact to causes that improve our community.
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LGBTQ Fund Grantee Spotlight: Covenant House NOLA

February 14, 2022

In launching the LGBTQ Fund in 2016, we were particularly moved by the Out in the South Report, which had been released by Funders for LGBTQ Issues a few years prior. The report shared that while the South had more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adults than any other part of the country, the region received just 3-4% of domestic funding for LGBTQ issues. LGBTQ people in the South were also among the most likely to be experiencing poverty.

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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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