Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the 13-parish region of metropolitan New Orleans. We do our work by Designing and leading initiatives to improve the region. Connecting donors to community needs. Identifying and supporting great nonprofit organizations. Strengthening civil society.

Greater New Orleans Foundation
1055 Saint Charles Avenue
Suite 100
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
504-598-4663
http://www.gnof.org

President & CEO

G. Albert Ruesga, Ph.D.

Management Team

Dr. Albert Ruesga, Ellen Lee, Alice Parkerson, Martha Landrum, Ryan Crespino, Dr. Marco Cocito-Monoc, Josephine Everly, Cherie Thompson

Board of Directors

Dr. Albert Ruesga, Ellen Lee, Alice Parkerson, Martha Landrum, Ryan Crespino, Dr. Marco Cocito-Monoc, Josephine Everly, Cherie Thompson

Project Leaders

Josephine Everly

Mission

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the 13-parish region of metropolitan New Orleans. We do our work by Designing and leading initiatives to improve the region. Connecting donors to community needs. Identifying and supporting great nonprofit organizations. Strengthening civil society.

Programs

The New Orleans experience of the past few years has vividly demonstrated why a community foundation must be prepared to respond swiftly and effectively to the needs of its community. Those needs have changed quickly and dramatically, yet the Greater New Orleans Foundation has been there with support, insight and leadership. We now make grants for important nonprofit initiatives across our region, but we do much more beyond grantmaking. We research the pressing needs of New Orleans, evaluate solutions and provide coordinated responses. The Foundation now serves as a gathering place for local and national leaders to meet, develop strategies and evaluate tactics. We bring disparate stakeholders in our community together at a common table and help overcome the obstacles of the past. The Foundation has become a convener of ideas, people and capital all focused on the goal of improving the greater New Orleans region. The programs detailed in this section are the vehicles to achieve this mission.

Statistics on Greater New Orleans Foundation

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $2,858,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $2,858,000
  • Other funding sources: Individual donors, corporations, foundations.
  • Religious Affiliation: None