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The Greater New Orleans Foundation

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1055 St Charles Avenue No 100 New Orleans LA 70130 USA


The greater new orleans foundation is the regional leader in promoting responsible philanthropy and equitable outcomes by connecting donors to community needs. The foundation's core values are: accountability and transparency; collaboration and transformation; diversity and empowerment; excellence and integrity.


The greater new orleans foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for all. In 2014, the foundation's programmatic work made a profound impact in the environment, housing, and workforce development. During the year, the foundation held its first 24 hour online giving event called givenola. The event raised over $2. 2m for more than 300 non profit organizations in the foundation's service area. Through the foundations new orleans works ("now") program, the foundation partnered with a local community college and the regions largest healthcare provider to create a workforce development partnership where residents would be trained for speficic jobs needed by the healthcare organization and guaranteed employment upon completion of the program. The program was a success and has been expanded in 2014 to other healthcare organizations. The foundation also continuously encourages cooperation between the citizens of the greater new orleans area and non-profit organizations serving the area by creating and funding permanent endowments.

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