GNOF Awards 1st Round Of Grants From Its LGBT Fund

NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced Thursday, September 1, 2016, that 13 nonprofit organizations were awarded grants from its LGBT Fund.

         The LGBT fund was recently established at the Greater New Orleans Foundation to support organizations representing the interests of the LGBT community. “In partnership with our donors, we’re proud to support organizations making profound improvements to the quality of life for members of the LGBT community,” said Erin McQuade-Wright, vice president for donor relations at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “This is the first round of grants from the LGBT Fund, and we will continue to raise money in order to support projects that empower and support our LGBT communities.”

         Organizations receiving grants include:

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• BlaQ Ballet—$10,000—to create and execute performance based art for black LGBT youth

• BreakOUT!—10,000—to create a Resource Guide listing all the LGBT services available for the 1000+ young people it serves

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• Covenant House—$5,000—to provide shelter for hundreds of homeless LGBT youth in need of safety

• CrescentCare—$10,000—to provide medical care and many other wrap around services for 500 LGBT youth of color

• Forum For Equality—$5,000—to launch its ‘Be Fair Jefferson’ program to build community support for nondiscriminatory practices in Jefferson Parish

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• LGBT + Archives Project of Louisiana—$8,500—to preserve materials that chronicle the culture and history of LGBT communities in Louisiana

• LGBT Community Center of New Orleans—$5,000—to set up a computer lab in its new space for individuals without access to the Internet

• LOUD—$10,000— to support the members of its youth ensemble with acting, music, writing, technical theatre, and design

• National Performance Network—$1,000—to produce a new theatrical production to illuminate, provoke thought, and create space for positive change

• New Orleans Advocates for LGBT Elders—$8,500—to serve 500 people over age 50 with educational and socialization events

• Project Lazarus—$7,000—to create an individualized substance-abuse program for 50 residents

• VAYLA—$10,000—to launch a YouthQUEST support program that will serve approximately 120 students in New Orleans East

• Youth Empowerment Project—$10,000—to serve 110 LGBT students between the ages of 16 and 21 in their Village school program


         The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving a 13-parish Greater New Orleans metropolitan area, that designs and leads initiatives to improve the region, connect donors to community needs, identify and support great nonprofits and strengthen civil society.

         Make a contribution to the LGBT Fund here



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