Mission: 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.
Programs: 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.