GNOF Awards $505,000 in New COVID-19 Grants
NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced an award of $505,000 to nonprofits in southeast Louisiana providing family assistance, health services, support for incarcerated and returning citizens and support for workers and small minority-owned business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have learned over the years that the needs of a community vary at different stages of disaster response and recovery,” said Andy Kopplin, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “The generosity and partnership of our donors enable GNOF to play a critical role in helping the region stand back up in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants to a diverse group of our region’s nonprofits not only reflect immediate needs, but highlight areas of short- and long-term priorities.”
Since the start of this pandemic, GNOF’s Disaster Response and Restoration Fund has awarded $1.8 million to nonprofits serving a 13 parish region. This round of Disaster Response and Restoration Fund grants is made possible due to contributions from the Walmart Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Baptist Community Ministries, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, the Hearst Foundation, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and Janet and Barry Lang.
Round V Disaster Response and Restoration Grant recipients include the Junior League Diaper Bank, Agenda for Children, Crescent City Family Services, Family Justice Center, Sankofa, Healthy Community Services, Deep South Center, RicRack, Bastion Community of Resilience, Justice and Accountability Center, First 72+, Operation Restoration, Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, New Orleans Youth Alliance, Café Reconcile, Youth Empowerment Project, Cowen Institute Earn and Learn, Urban League/Operation Spark, Liberty’s Kitchen, Covenant House, Louisiana Green Corps, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, LCMC, Thrive NOLA, Fund 17, Idea Village, Propeller, Goodwill, Urban Strategies and Junebug Productions.