Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund

by Greater New Orleans Foundation

Summary

The Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund will make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations helping the victims of the oil spill and address long-term economic, environmental, cultural effects of the disaster
$500,000
total goal
$494,398
remaining
101
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

As we learned with the Valdez oil spill in Alaska in 1989, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will have both short- and long-term consequences. The spill will have its most direct effects on the Louisiana coastline and its fragile ecosystems. It will impact the livelihoods of fishermen and their families, as well those who depend on the fishing and tourism industries. The environmental effects will linger for many years.

Solution

The fund will make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations helping the victims of the oil spill and address the long-term effects of the disaster.

Long-Term Impact

The fund will help address the long-term economic, environmental, cultural effects of the disaster, and strengthen coastal communities against future environmental catastrophes by investing in solutions.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.gnof.org
The Gulf Coast Oil Spill fund
Impact of the Oil Spill on the Fishing Community
Letter from Dr. Albert Ruesga, President & CEO
Saving the Pelicans

Organization Information

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Location: New Orleans, LA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.gnof.org
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Project Leader:
Josephine Everly
development officer
New Orleans, LA United States

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