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The Foundation supports grant seekers within the Greater New Orleans area. We encourage projects that address our vision for a successful and vibrant city.

Highest priority is given to grants in the following categories:

  • Education
  • Human service organizations
  • Arts, both performing and applied
  • Community development activities
  • Governmental oversight activities

The Foundation supports both capital projects and programmatic requests. Capital projects require a history of operating stability and the financial capacity to maintain the new facilities. Capital grants require evidence of broad support from the private sector and are usually made contingent to construct the project.

Operational support requires broad support from the private sector. The Foundation supports very few organizations' operations year-after-year. Short-term multi-year requests for operating support are preferred.

The board never entertains any presentation in person at its meetings. Your proposal must speak for itself. Every proposal to be considered by the board is assigned a board member to be the go-between and provide a preliminary recommendation. In many cases, this board member may contact the organization to answer questions or seek a site visit.

The board meets twice each year to review grants. Deadlines for receipt of Stage 1 proposals are January15 and July 15 at midnight.