Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund

 
$5,602
$494,398
Raised
Remaining
Dec 20, 2010

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund

The Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund was established on April 22, 2010 and has raised approximately $941,739 (including $50,000 from GNOF’s Environment Fund).  Since July,  seven grants totaling  of $187,990 have been made to community serving organizations including the Seedco Southeast Louisiana Fisheries Assistance Center, Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Vietnamese American Youth Leadership Association, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Catholic Charities of Thibodaux/Houma. 

Some six months after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the time has arrived to consider longer-term strategies for repairing the individual lives, communities and industries that were negatively impacted by this tragedy.  With this end in mind, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is making $400,000 available to regional nonprofit organizations that are prepared to address some of the critical issues that were either directly caused or uncovered by the BP spill.  Our intention is to fund programs and initiatives that seek to rebuild the viability of our economy and ecosystem in the specific context of the oil spill.

One overarching goal for the use of these funds is the sharing and implementation of best practices learned by other commercial fishers and charter boat operators from across the country who have overcome similar ordeals.  Additionally, these funds are meant to support long-term solutions to the problems caused by the BP spill.

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Project Leader

Josephine Everly

development officer
New Orleans, LA United States

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Map of Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund