The Greater New Orleans Foundation

Established in 1983, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is the regional leader of philanthropy, with assets of $192 million, of which $117 is endowed.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $100 million back into the community through grantmaking. Every day, GNOF joins other foundations, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, experts and government officials to address the needs of the community and to build consensus for solutions.

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$192,000,000 - 2007-12-31


$13,700,000 - 2007-12-31

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Recent News from Greater New Orleans Foundation

Local nonprofits raise over $64000 on GiveNOLA Day
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

Lafourche Parish had 28 participating nonprofits, which generated $20,130 in online gifts. A total of $44,406 was donated to Terrebonne nonprofits during the fundraiser, which lasted from midnight to...more

Fifth annual Give NOLA Day off to a 'huge' start, organizers say
Foundation: Public Education Network, Greater New Orleans Foundation

The fifth Give NOLA Day, an annual 24-hour philanthropic marathon for local nonprofits, was off to a "huge" start Tuesday morning, organizers said, as they kept their eye on the goal of...more

Community Matters - Give NOLA Day – SALT – Contractor Fraud.mp3
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

Is the community foundation that hosts give Nolan today. And you know sometimes people wonder if we receive a percentage of big gift since we take a seat on it and the answer is now. And that's...more

Local non-profits kick off week of online giving
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

"We needed a way for our local residents to realize that there were local non-profits participating, that there wasn't just New Orleans organizations and that Lafourche and Terrebonne were...more

19 projects honored by American Institute of Architects
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

In the architecture category, the honor award went to Waggonner & Ball for the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Center for Philanthropy on Lee Circle. Awards of Merit were earned by BILD...more

New research effort aims to make Louisiana a leader in coastal adaptation
Foundation: Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation

Called the "Resilience Lab," the initiative draws its initial funding from a $200,000 Greater New Orleans Foundation grant announced Tuesday (March 13). The New Orleans-based lab would...more

Nonprofit Spotlight: Group serves as 'philanthropic bucket' for the community
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

You might think of BCF as a “philanthropic bucket” for our Bayou Region. BCF provides a way for local residents and philanthropists around the country and the world to invest in our precious...more

Community Matters - Pitch It Innovation Challenge
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

And this isn't real chance for us at the community foundation. To provide nonprofit organizations with the opportunity. To get some seed money for...more

Help Those Affected By Hurricanes
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation

The 2017 hurricane season has produced numerous record-breaking hurricanes affecting large portions of the southeastern United States, Gulf...more

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