Greater New Orleans Foundation
The Greater New Orleans Foundation began as the Community Chest in 1924. In 1983, the organization became a community foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to support the communities of the Greater New Orleans area and help create sustainable philanthropy and leadership.
Regions: The Greater New Orleans Foundation serves the 13 parishes surrounding New Orleans, including the rural parishes of Assumption and Washington.
Issues Supported: Program areas that the Foundation supports include economic opportunity, civic leadership, environment, nonprofit leadership and effectiveness, and workforce. Education, human services, and health are the top three areas receiving the most foundation dollars.
Grant Process and Application: The Foundation website provides information about open and upcoming grant opportunities. Grant application deadlines vary and are often on a rolling basis.
Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2018, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $26 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Greater New Orleans Foundation has supported the Bridge House, located in New Orleans. This treatment center offers both treatment programs as well as transitional housing to help individuals struggling with substance abuse to develop independent living skills and maintain sobriety.
Louisiana Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Louisiana
- $325 million
- 80% to local governments
- 20% to support Sheriffs
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- $18 million in payments per year
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Office of the Attorney General Jeff Landry, 225-326-6757
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
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