Northshore Community Foundation Awards $1.3M In Nonprofit Grants

MANDEVILLE, LA – The Northshore Community Foundation held its 9th Annual Meeting in April at the Justice Center in Covington, LA. The event served as the organization’s premier event to celebrate the successes and achievements over the past year as well as the launch of the new nonprofit resource center called Northshare.

         With the mission of uniting human and financial resources to enhance the quality of life on the Northshore, the Foundation in 2015 awarded more than $1.35 million in grants to nonprofits, capping off a hefty $11.7 million in grants awarded since their inception.

         The organization has moved more than $26 million in philanthropic fuel through their coffers in the nine years they have been operating, with $2.8 million of that last year alone. Foundation reps said their organization is a catalyst for fostering charitable giving and affecting positive change in their region.

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         In progressive cities across the country, nonprofits are coming together in shared workspaces to use the resources in their communities to have a bigger impact for good, reps said. With the Coatney Center Conference Room as the anchor, the Foundation just began Phase I of Northshare— a 7,000 square foot, state-of-the-art workspace for nonprofit partners and social entrepreneurs. It’s a shared space for shared solutions, creating efficiency and promoting collaboration, they said. Located across from the Parish Justice Center and bordering the important Covington West 30’s Neighborhood, the campus situated to serve the entire community.

         Reps said the Northshore Community Foundation has nourished vital nonprofit organizations while also funding a variety of critical civic leadership initiatives, including education, health, arts, culture and poverty alleviation.

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