Baptist Community Ministries
Baptist Community Ministries (BCM) is one of the largest private foundations in Louisiana with a commitment to the greater New Orleans region and to the attainment of a more healthy community for the people living here. BCM funds programs in the following zones of interest: education, public safety & governmental oversight, and health.
blue moon fund
blue moon fund works to build human and natural resilience to a changing and warming world. We use natural, social, and financial capital to implement new models in high-biodiversity regions around the world.
Since 2006, the fund's program of charitable distributions has focused exclusively on the reform of public education in New Orleans. John F. Bricker and his first wife, Nina Booth Bricker, established the Booth-Bricker Fund in 1966. Born in Cherryvale, Kansas, in 1909, Mr. Bricker enjoyed a long and successful career in the oil and gas exploration and development business. He continued to serve as a trustee of the fund until his death in 1998. Since inception, the Booth-Bricker Fund has made charitable contributions exceeding $32 million.
Build Now Foundation
Capacity Building Fund at The Chicago Community Trust
The Ella West Freeman Foundation
The Ella West Freeman Foundation supports grant seekers from the Southeast Louisiana area. Within this area, highest priority is given to grants in the following categories: education with an emphasis on private education, arts, both performing and applied, community improvement and governmental oversight and human service organizations with an emphasis on capital projects for established agencies.
Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information. EEJF does so through contributions to media institutions and journalism schools nationwide, primarily in areas of investigative reporting, youth education, professional development, and special opportunities.
Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation
Foundation for Louisiana
The mission of the Foundation for Louisiana is to transform the disaster caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita into an unprecedented opportunity for a new Louisiana — providing resources for the relief, recovery and betterment of all its people by ensuring access and opportunity in rebuilding their communities and culture.
Goldring Family Foundation
Greater New Orleans Development Fund
GNO Inc.’s mission is to serve as the catalyst for wealth creation in the 10-parish region of Southeastern Louisiana. GNO, Inc. will accomplish this by pursuing an aggressive agenda of business development—marketing the region—and product development—improving regional business conditions through policy, workforce, and research initiatives.
Greater New Orleans Foundation
The Greater New Orleans Foundation is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region. Every day, the Foundation joins other foundations, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and government officials to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions. Together with our family of donors, the Foundation has invested over $100 million in our region since it opened its doors over 25 years ago to respond to community needs.
Since 1998, The Harnisch Foundation has been a catalyst for sustainable social change, funding and implementing innovation in the fields of philanthropy, coaching and journalism. They are collaborative and inclusive. Their projects often showcase the work of others, and we act as a convener. Their belief is that philanthropy, coaching and journalism are ways of making a powerful difference in the world through the lives of individuals. Their team, including board, staff, volunteers, and partners, are committed to transparency in all our operations. Their work is dedicated to unleashing untapped capacity.
Institute for Nonprofit News
The Institute for Nonprofit News, formerly the Investigative News Network, provides education and business support services to its nonprofit member organizations and promotes the value and benefit of public-service and investigative journalism. They serve as the administrator of the INNovation Fund on behalf of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a national foundation with local roots. We choose, as the Knight brothers chose, to seek opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism, and help them reach their highest potential. We want to ensure that each community’s citizens get the information they need to thrive in a democracy.
Kabacoff Family Foundation
Keller Family Foundation
The Trustees of the Keller Family Foundation have, from its inception, been most concerned with using its resources to help sustain and improve the Greater New Orleans community. With each change in membership of the Board of Trustees, the Foundation’s direction and priorities change to reflect the input and priorities of the new members. The current Board has keen interests in education, youth development, human services, and public affairs. The Foundation’s primary region of interest is New Orleans, Louisiana and its surrounding communities.
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation
National Audubon Society Household
New Venture Fund
Open Society Foundations
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.
Pearl Family Foundation
Reily Foundation/Bob & Margaret Reily Fund
The Reva & David Logan Foundation
The Foundation is a Chicago-based family foundation that provides strategic grants to support social justice, scholarship, the arts and investigative journalism both in Chicago and around the world.
The Richard West Freeman Endowment Challenge Fund
Rita Allen Foundation
The Rita Allen Foundation invests in transformative ideas in their earliest stages to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems.
The RosaMary Foundation
The RosaMary Foundation supports grant seekers within the Greater New Orleans area. Highest priority is given to grants in the following categories: education (with emphasis on private institutions), human service organizations, arts (performing and applied), community development activities and governmental oversight activities.
Ruth Siegel and Jacques Sartisky Foundation
Ruth U. Fertel Foundation
The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation – established in the will of the founder of the Ruth’s Chris Steak House fine dining chain – supports education in Louisiana, including public, private and parochial schools; special programs designed to serve students from kindergarten through college; and other high-impact educational initiatives.
Society of Professional Journalists
The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.
The Walton Family Foundation
Woolard Family Foundation
The Zeitoun Foundation was created in 2009 by New York Times best-selling author Dave Eggers. Its mission is to aid in the rebuilding and ongoing health of the city of New Orleans.
The Zemurray Foundation