Hancock Whitney Opportunity Grant

Hancock Whitney Opportunity Grant

Competitive grant opportunities to help nonprofits broaden community development efforts across the five Gulf South states the bank serves.

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Hancock Whitney, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is accepting competitive grant applications starting September 13 from eligible nonprofit organizations that promote access to financial, physical and/or mental wellness services across the five Gulf Coast states the financial institution serves.

Hancock Whitney will consider requests from eligible 501(c)(3) organizations working to alleviate health disparities or provide socioeconomic support for underserved and low to moderate-income communities located within the Hancock Whitney service areas.

Funding for the 2023 Hancock Whitney Opportunity Grants is part of Hancock Whitney’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program.

How to Apply:

Now through October 20, 2023, eligible 501 (c)(3) organizations located in one of Hancock Whitney’s 30 assessment areas in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas may apply digitally for competitive grants of up to $25,000 through the Greater New Orleans Foundation online application portal here.

All applications are due via the online portal no later than October 20, 2023. The Greater New Orleans Foundation will only accept applications submitted electronically. Applications received after the deadline will be ineligible for review.

The application process requires a tax identification number and includes a review for current standing with the Internal Revenue Service. By submitting a proposal, non-profit organizations consent to sharing their application, financial information, and other details related to their application with Hancock Whitney and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Application documents are stored electronically.

Learn Before Applying

The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s technology partner, Foundant, created a brief tutorial for applicants that can be found here.  Hancock Whitney and the Foundation strongly encourage all applicants to watch this video before beginning a new application to better understand the application process.

About Hancock Whitney

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, and Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; and mortgage services. The company also operates combined loan and deposit production offices in the greater metropolitan areas of Nashville, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia. More information is available at www.hancockwhitney.com.

About the Greater New Orleans Foundation

With roots extending 100 years, the Greater New Orleans Foundation connects generous people to the causes that spark their passion. As one of the most trusted philanthropic organizations in the region, we work every day to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership and action in our thirteen-parish region. In addition to grantmaking, we convene people, resources, and ideas to create intelligent strategies and solutions to meet our region’s greatest challenges. We are proud to serve as a vocal civic leader with our partners to ensure a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all. Learn more at www.gnof.org.