GNOF Announces Over $1 Million in Grants to 28 Black-Led Organizations 

NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced grants worth more than $1 million to 28 Black-led organizations as part of its Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity. These grants, funded in part by a $1 million investment from Facebook, support organizations that provide leadership in ending institutional racism, helping eliminate inequitable systems, and working to close the racial wealth gap. With today’s announcement, GNOF will have granted a total of $1.45 million under the Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity, as part of its strategy of raising and awarding a total of $3 million in multi-year grants.

“We are thrilled that Facebook has partnered with us to invest $1 million dollars into Black-led organizations in our region as part of our Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity,” said Andy Kopplin, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “These organizations are working on the front lines to eliminate unfair and inequitable systems as well as to build wealth in Black communities. We’re grateful to Facebook and our other investors for helping our region lead the way in creating an equitable future for all.”

Today’s grant recipients include:

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  • Groundwork New Orleans
  • Sankofa CDC
  • Ashé Cultural Arts Center
  • Junebug Productions Inc.
  • New Orleans African American Museum
  • No Dream Deferred NOLA
  • ACLU of Louisiana
  • Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children
  • TrainingGrounds Inc.
  • Daughters Beyond Incarceration
  • Ellis Marsalis Center for Music
  • Our Voice Nuestra Voz
  • The 1881 Research Institute
  • Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development
  • Made in New Orleans Foundation
  • Grow Dat Youth Farm
  • Birthmark Doula Collective
  • Familias Unidas en Acción
  • House of Tulip
  • Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative
  • Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center
  • Operation Restoration
  • The First 72+
  • Home by Hand, Inc.
  • Thrive New Orleans
  • Ujamaa Economic Development Corporation
  • Citizen SHE
  • Corporate Internship Leadership Institute

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