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

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Greater New Orleans Foundation

Barry prompts release of $30000 in grants for immediate assistance from GNOF
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

Immediate assistance grants of $30,000 have been made to nonprofit ... The Greater New Orleans Foundation Response and Restoration...more

Gayle Benson honored with 'Spark Plug' award for philanthropy by Greater New Orleans Foundation
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson gave an emotional thank you to a standing-room-only crowd on Tuesday night, after being named...more

Greater New Orleans Foundation Invites Applications for Gert Town Community Fund
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

VIEW ANOTHER RFP RELATED TO COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT / DEVELOPMENT. Ramona Community Foundation Invites Applications...more

City of New Orleans, Greater New Orleans Foundation Convene Hurricane Readiness Exercise ...
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

“Since Hurricane Katrina, we have been leading the philanthropic response to disasters in our region,” said Greater New Orleans...more

GiveNola Day returns to raise money for area nonprofits
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation

Some of the same nonprofits participated in a similar fundraiser last week called Bayou Gives, sponsored by the Bayou Community...more

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

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Orleans County, LA

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Barbecue Eatery Serves More Than Food, Gives Troubled Youth Chance at Success

Barbecue Eatery Serves More Than Food, Gives Troubled Youth Chance at Success

A Washington, D.C. barbecue joint provides more than food on its menu. It intends to rescue troubled young people, educate them about the food trade, and give them a shot at success.

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