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

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Recent News from Greater New Orleans Foundation

Hancock Whitney Awards $140K in Grants to 12 Non-Profits across Gulf South Footprint
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

As one of the most trusted philanthropic organizations in the region, we work every day to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership, and action in our 13 parish region. Together with a...more

She's rewriting the rules of philanthropy in New Orleans
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation

A portrait of Linetta Gilbert by artist Jessica Strahan of Where Y'Art, as commissioned by | The Times-Picayune for its "300 for...more

Community Foundation Update (09/15/18)
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation, Boston Foundation, North Carolina Community Foundation, Cape Cod Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Philadelphia Foundation

Arkansas. Rhonna Wade, affiliate human resources director at the Arkansas Community Foundation, will speak at a meeting of the Youth...more

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area Business Briefs for Aug. 19, 2018
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

Its partnership with Palo Alto, California-based Vynca will allow health care providers in Louisiana to electronically complete, store and...more

$140K in non-profit grant opportunities via Greater New Orleans Foundation
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

“We are extremely pleased to work with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to provide grants to non-profits committed to creating more...more

Houma transplant finds home in community service
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

Jennifer Armand began working for the foundation shortly after it was ... the foundation most recently distributed $230,000 in grants to local...more

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

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