Past Grantees

Each EPNO Class is divided into impact teams that build a focus statement aligned with a nonprofit mission area.

Nonprofits then submit applications for funding and grantmaking decisions are made by the impact team.

Please note, impact team focus areas change annually.

Additionally, beginning in 2023, EPNO grants are restricted to organizations with a budget under $1,000,000 and organizations cannot receive a grant in sequential years.

For organizations interested in being notified when applications open, please email the with the subject line “Applications Open”.


Organization  Impact Area Grant
The COOL Cooperative Arts & Culture $5,500
Make Music NOLA Arts & Culture $5,500
Central City Community OutReach, Inc. Housing $2,000
First Grace Community Alliance/Hagar’s House Housing $9,000
WAKE Human Rights & Justice $11,000


Programming and grantmaking was paused in 2022.


Organization  Impact Area Grant
Be Loud Studios Arts & Culture $5,000
ricRack Arts & Culture $2,000
Dinerral Shavers Education Fund Health $6,000
The Beautiful Foundation Incorporated Health $3,000
Home by Hand, Inc. Housing $6,500
Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative Housing $2,500
LOOP NOLA Environment and Sustainability $4,500
Ripple Effect Water Literacy Project Environment and Sustainability $4,500
FREE ALAS Human Rights & Justice $9,000


Organization  Impact Area Grant
Second Line Arts Collective Arts & Culture $1,000
Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans Arts & Culture $4,500
Compost NOW Environment $2,225
Water Leaders Environment $3,250
ReEntry Mediation Institute of Louisiana Human Rights $5,000
Saul’s Light Foundation Healthcare $2,500
Luke’s House Clinic Healthcare $2,500


Organization  Impact Area Grant
Dancing Grounds Arts & Culture $8,500
Tennessee Williams Foundation Arts & Culture $1,500
LOUD Arts & Culture $10,000
STEM Library Lab Early Childhood Education $10,000
Louisiana Green Corps Environment $10,000
Ripple Effect Environment $10,000
Luke’s House Health $20,000
Neighborhood Development Foundation Housing $10,000
Lowernine Housing $10,000
First 72+ Human Rights & Justice $20,000


Organization  Impact Area Grant
The Ella Project Arts & Culture $5,000
NolaVie Arts & Culture $5,000
NOVAC Arts & Culture $10,000
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies Education & Youth Development $7,000
The Center for Resilience Education & Youth Development $5,000
Whole Village Art Therapy Education & Youth Development $8,000
Sankofa Environment $10,000
Backyard Gardener’s Network Environment $10,000
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights Juvenile Justice $10,000
Ubuntu Juvenile Justice $10,000
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice Poverty Alleviation $15,000
Kingsley House Poverty Alleviation $5,000
Launch NOLA Economic Development $10,000


Organization  Impact Area Grant
St. Roch CDC Workforce Development $10,000
Louisiana Green Corps Workforce Development $10,000
Sprout NOLA Health $10,000
Youth Run NOLA Health $10,000
Rethink Juvenile Justice $10,000
Operation Restoration Juvenile Justice $10,000
Project Peaceful Warriors Education/Youth Development $10,000
Health Education Alliance of Louisiana (HEAL) Education/Youth Development $7,000
Raintree Children & Family Services Education/Youth Development $7,000
HousingNOLA Housing $15,000
Travelers Aid Society Housing $5,000


Organization  Impact Area Grant
Antenna Arts & Culture $3,000
Upturn Arts & Culture $3,000
Rising Foundations Arts & Culture $4,000
LOOP NOLA Education/Youth Development $7,500
Operation Pathways Education/Youth Development $2,500
Travelers Aid Society Housing $5,000
United Saints Recovery Project Housing $5,000
BreakOUT! Racial Equity $10,000
New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) Ripple Effect $8,500
Public Laboratory Ripple Effect $3,050


Organization  Impact Area Grant
Einstein Charter School Arts & Culture $500
Red Flame Hunters Arts & Culture $3,000
Backyard Gardeners Network Arts & Culture $6,500
unCommon Construction Education/Youth Development $10,000
Project Ishmael Racial Equity $5,000
Brothers Empowered to Teach Racial Equity $5,000
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) Women’s Issues $10,000
Project Homecoming, Inc. Workforce Development $5,000
Voice of the Ex-Offender (V.O.T.E.) Workforce Development $5,000


Organization  Impact Area Grant
New Orleans Airlift Arts & Culture $5,000
Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana Crime & Public Safety $10,000
Louisiana Green Corps Economic Development $5,000
Restaurant Opportunities Center New Orleans Economic Development $5,000
Girls on the Run NOLA Youth Development $5,000
Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) Youth Development $5,000


Organization  Impact Area Grant
Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation Economic Development $10,000
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights Education/Youth Development $6,200
2-Cent Entertainment Education/Youth Development $3,800
Build Now Housing $7,000
Belle Reve New Orleans Housing $3,000
Eden House Women’s Issues $5,000
Birthing Project USA Women’s Issues $5,000


Organization  Impact Area Grant
ArtSpot Productions Crime & Public Safety $8,000
Liberty’s Kitchen Economic Development $5,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade Economic Development $3,000
Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward (now Make Music NOLA) Education $4,500
The Beautiful Foundation Inc. Education $3,500
Parkway Partners Environment $3,200
The Green Project Environment $4,800
Luke’s House Clinic Healthcare $8,000


Organization  Impact Area Grant
Early Childhood and Family Learning Foundation Arts & Culture $4,000
Goat in the Road Productions Arts & Culture $4,000
Bard Early College in New Orleans Education $3,500
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans Education $2,500
Healing Hearts for Community Development Healthcare $9,000
First Grace Community Alliance/Hagar’s House Housing $3,800 Housing $5,200


Organization Impact Area Grant
Artist Corps New Orleans Arts & Culture $6,000
Tennessee Williams – New Orleans Literary Festival, Inc. Arts & Culture $1,000
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Economic Development $2,000
Start on Success at O. Perry Walker Education $5,000
A’s & Aces Education $2,000
Girls First Education $2,000
Roots of Music Education $4,000
Latino Farmers Cooperative Environment $8,000
Tulane University’s Tulane City Center Grow Dat Environment $1,000


Organization Impact Team Area
Propeller (formerly known as SENO) Economic Development
YAYA Economic Development
Westbank Community School Education
Youth Empowerment Project Education


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