Greater New Orleans Foundation Gives $70,000 to LGBTQ Groups

51754611 10157115291098060 2127765302820208640 NNEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced recent grants from its LGBTQ Endowed Fund totaling $70,000 to area nonprofits. The fund provides grants to organizations and programs that increase the quality of life and access to opportunity for LGBTQ individuals and families, particularly the most marginalized members of the community, including elders, transgender youth and adults of color, low-income LGBTQ people and LGBTQ youth of color.

“GNOF has established a reputation for working collaboratively to enhance our region by tackling tough issues, partnering with donors, and investing in worthy nonprofits,” said Andy Kopplin, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “Last week’s historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that ruled the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination underscores the important role our foundation and others have played by supporting organizations working on LGBTQ issues.”

 The recent round of grants to local nonprofits will enhance support to the LGBTQ community to increase crisis support, education, community engagement, training and more. Grantees include: 504HealthNet, Covenant House, Forum for Equality, Lambda Center of New Orleans, Last Call, LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, New Orleans Film Society, New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, New Orleans Youth Alliance, and PFLAG New Orleans and Trans and Queer (or Questioning) Youth. 

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In November of 2019, the Greater New Orleans Foundation Board of Directors voted to take the LGBTQ fund from a short-term pilot program and make it permanent, endowed source of funding for local LGBTQ-led and LGBTQ-serving nonprofits in perpetuity. To date, $600,000 has been pledged to this endowed fund.

To donate to the LGBTQ Endowed Fund, click here. To learn more about GNOF’s LGBTQ Endowed Fund, contact Roy Williams via email at

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