GNOF Gives $1,020,000 In Grants To 52 Local Nonprofits

NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today the 52 nonprofit organizations that received 2015 IMPACT grants in the following categories: arts and culture, education, health, social services and youth development.

         Now in its seventh year, the IMPACT program is the Foundation’s largest discretionary and most competitive grantmaking program. It awards grants to organizations that serve mostly low-income communities. This year the Foundation awarded a total of $1,020,000 to 52 nonprofit organizations.

         “The IMPACT grants are made possible thanks to the generous support of our donors, and we are humbled to be their partner in philanthropy,” Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “We are honored to recognize and support these nonprofit organizations addressing our community’s most pressing needs.”

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         “The IMPACT grant will help us continue engaging and empowering young leaders through running,” said Denali Lander, executive director of Youth Run NOLA, a first-time IMPACT grantee. “These funds are critical as we work to support 2,000 youth across the finish line of the upcoming 504K in February 2016.”

         “With the national film industry growing in the region, NOVAC supports local and indigenous storytellers, training and developing film workers, independent filmmakers and community voices, while cultivating a pipeline of young creative professionals for New Orleans' next generation," said Darcy McKinnon, executive director of New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), which is receiving an IMPACT grant for the fourth consecutive year. “We are honored to receive this IMPACT grant that will support our continued work in this field.”

         Over 130 applications were received and the rigorous review process included a site visit by Foundation staff, a careful study of the organization’s financial information, and a review by the Foundation’s grants committee. In addition to financial support, IMPACT grantees are also supported throughout the year with networking opportunities, communications assistance, and trainings and workshops on nonprofit best practices.

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         Since its inception in 2009, the IMPACT Program has granted more than $6 million to more than 150 nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans region.

         The 52 organizations receiving 2015 IMPACT funding include:

 

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ARTS AND CULTURE:

• Contemporary Arts Center – $15,000

• Louisiana Partnership for the Arts – $10,000

• Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans – $15,000

• New Orleans Airlift – $5,000

• New Orleans Film Society – $10,000

• NOVAC – $5,000

 

EDUCATION

• Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T) – $15,000

• Center for Development and Learning (CDL) – $10,000

• KIDsmart – $10,000

• Louisiana Center for Children's Rights – $20,000

• The Posse Foundation – $10,000

 

HEALTH

• 504HealthNet – $10,000

• Albert Schweitzer Fellowship New Orleans – $35,000

• Backyard Gardeners Network – $10,000

• Broad Community Connections – $30,000

• CBNO/MAC Foundation – $30,000

• Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans – $35,000

• Dillard University Office of Community Relations              – $20,000

• Friends of Lafitte Greenway – $30,000

• Interfaith Sponsoring Committee – $25,000

• Jefferson Community Health Care Centers, Inc. – $25,000

• Loyola University New Orleans – $18,000

• NAMI New Orleans – $20,000

• Market Umbrella – $38,000

• Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center – $30,000

• MQVN Community Development Corporation – $20,000

• New Orleans Ballet Association – $35,000

• New Orleans Health Department – $15,000

• New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation – $30,000

• Sankofa CDC – $10,000

• Sight Savers America – $40,000

• The Childhood and Family Learning Foundation – $35,000

• The Cookbook Project – $20,000

• The First Tee of Greater New Orleans – $26,000

• Tulane University Prevention Research Center – $25,000

• YMCA of Greater New Orleans – $30,000

• Young Audiences of Louisiana – $30,000

• Youth Run NOLA – $17,500

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

• Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans – $15,000

• Dulac Community Center – $25,000

• Goodwill Industries – $15,000

• New Orleans Family Justice Alliance – $15,000

• New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation – $8,500

• Plaquemines Community CARE Centers Foundation, Inc. – $10,000

• Providence Community Housing – $10,000

• Reconcile New Orleans, Inc. – $10,000

• UNITY of Greater New Orleans – $10,000

 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

• BreakOUT! – $15,000

• Liberty's Kitchen – $22,000

• New Orleans Children and Youth Planning Board  – $20,000

• Up2Us Sports – $5,000

• Youth Empowerment Project – $25,000

 

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