The Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards First Round of Grants from its LGBT Fund

September 8, 2016

$100,000 in Grants to 13 Organizations

(September 1, 2016 |New Orleans, LA) The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today that 13 nonprofit organizations were awarded grants from its LGBT Fund. The LGBT fund was recently established at the Greater New Orleans Foundation to support organizations representing the interests of the LGBT community. “In partnership with our donors, we’re proud to support organizations making profound improvements to the quality of life for members of the LGBT community,” said Erin McQuade-Wright, vice president for donor relations at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “This is the first round of grants from the LGBT Fund, and we will continue to raise money in order to support projects that empower and support our LGBT communities.”

BlaQ Ballet—$10,000—to create and execute performance based art for black LGBT youth

BreakOUT!—10,000—to create a Resource Guide listing all the LGBT services available for the 1000+ young people it serves

Covenant House—$5,000—to provide shelter for hundreds of homeless LGBT youth in need of safety

CrescentCare—$10,000—to provide medical care and many other wrap around services for 500 LGBT youth of color

Forum For Equality—$5,000—to launch its ‘Be Fair Jefferson’ program to build community support for nondiscriminatory practices in Jefferson Parish

LGBT + Archives Project of Louisiana—$8,500—to preserve materials that chronicle the culture and history of LGBT communities in Louisiana

LGBT Community Center of New Orleans—$5,000—to set up a computer lab in its new space for individuals without access to the Internet

LOUD—$10,000— to support the members of its youth ensemble with acting, music, writing, technical theatre, and design

National Performance Network—$1,000—to produce a new theatrical production to illuminate, provoke thought, and create space for positive change

New Orleans Advocates for LGBT Elders—$8,500—to serve 500 people over age 50 with educational and socialization events

Project Lazarus—$7,000—to create an individualized substance-abuse program for 50 residents

VAYLA—$10,000—to launch a YouthQUEST support program that will serve approximately 120 students in New Orleans East

Youth Empowerment Project—$10,000—to serve 110 LGBT students between the ages of 16 and 21 in their Village school program

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