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The Greater New Orleans Foundation was proud to host a two-day When Waters Rise convening June 23 & 24. Community foundations and place-based funders from across the nation gathered to discuss formalizing a network for equitable disaster grantmaking.

  • When Waters Rise Convening Held in New Orleans

    The Greater New Orleans Foundation was proud to host a two-day When Waters Rise convening June 23 & 24. Community foundations and place-based funders from across the nation gathered to discuss formalizing a network for equitable disaster grantmaking.

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  • Foundation Names Devon Turner and Dan Favre as New Directors

    Devon Turner joins the Foundation as Director of Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness. Prior to her arrival, Devon served as the Executive Director of Grow Dat Youth Farm. Dan Favre will take over as the Foundation’s Director of Environmental Programs. Dan previously served as the Executive Director of Bike Easy.

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  • Foundation Awards $93,000 in New Grants from its LGBTQ Fund

    Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation announced $93,000 in grants to 13 area nonprofits from its LGTBQ Fund. Since its inaugural year in 2016, the Foundation’s LGBTQ fund has made over $552,000 in grants to 41 nonprofits across our region.

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  • LGBTQ Fund Spotlight: The LGBT Community Center of New Orleans

    In launching the LGBTQ Fund in 2016, the Greater New Orleans Foundation was 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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  • Propeller Water Challenge Pitch Competition Grand Prize Winner

    The $10,000 Grand Prize will support Flourish Horticulture’s environmentally conscious lawn, garden, and landscape construction company. 

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  • LGBTQ Fund Spotlight: LOUD – New Orleans Queer Youth Theater

    In launching the LGBTQ Fund in 2016, the Greater New Orleans Foundation was 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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  • Foundation Announces $1 Million Grant to Community Lighthouse Project

    The award is the Foundation’s largest single grant from its disaster response and restoration fund and will build commercial-scale solar power and back-up battery capacity for nonprofits that respond to disasters across the region.

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  • First Two Homes Built for Hurricane Ida Victims in Dulac

    Volunteer group Mennonite Disaster Service is building ten homes and repairing 40 more as part of an $850,000 grant.

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  • GiveNOLA Day 2022 Raises Incredible $7.9 Million in Ninth Year

    NEW ORLEANS – (May 3, 2022) Tuesday, the Greater New Orleans Foundation announced that while the final numbers won’t be confirmed for several weeks, initial returns indicate that the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s GiveNOLA Day, hosted by Baptist Community Ministries and powered by Entergy, generated an incredible $7.9 million in donations for a record breaking 947 nonprofits exceeding the 2021 total of 910. The total number of online contributions exceeded 57,000 at the close of the 24-hour period.

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  • Foundation Sponsors Blue Bikes Station

    The Foundation unveiled a new sponsored Blue Bikes station outside of the organization’s headquarters on Howard Ave in the Central Business District.

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