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Baptist Community Ministries

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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.

2013: $100,000
2014: $14,000
2015: $500

blue moon fund

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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.

2015: $150,000

Booth-Bricker Fund

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.

2016: $10,000

Catalyst Foundation

2013: $25,000

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation

2014: $1,000
2015: $1,000

The Ella West Freeman Foundation

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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.

2012: $10,000
2013: $2,500
2014: $5,000

Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation

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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.

2012: $85,000
2013: $100,000
2014: $100,000
2015: $100,000
2016: $75,000

Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation

2014: $2,500

Foundation for Louisiana

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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.

2010: $50,000

Goldring Family Foundation

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2013: $4,000
2014: $890

Greater New Orleans Development Fund

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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.

2012: $34,765
2013: $10,234

Greater New Orleans Foundation

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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.

2010: $25,000
2011: $25,000
2012: $22,500
2013: $29,000
2014: $7,983
2015: $846
2016: $3,000

Harnisch Foundation

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.

2012: $2,500

Investigative News Network

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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.

2013: $3,000
2014: $7,500

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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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.

2010: $63,000
2011: $52,000
2013: $62,000
2014: $39,500
2015: $72,500

Kabacoff Family Foundation

2013: $25,000

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.

2011: $5,000
2012: $5,000
2014: $2,000
2015: $2,000

New Venture Fund

2013: $50,000

Open Society Foundations

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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.

2010: $333,000
2012: $200,000
2013: $200,000
2014: $150,000
2016: $150,000

Pearl Family Foundation

2014: $1,000
2015: $1,000

Reily Foundation/Bob & Margaret Reily Fund

2013: $10,000

Rita Allen Foundation

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The Rita Allen Foundation invests in transformative ideas in their earliest stages to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems.

2013: $10,000

The RosaMary Foundation

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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.

2011: $10,000
2013: $25,000

Ruth Siegel and Jacques Sartisky Foundation

2011: $1,000
2012: $2,000
2013: $3,625

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.

2012: $1,000
2014: $5,000
2015: $5,000

Society of Professional Journalists

2016: $10,000

Sunlight Foundation

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The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.

2014: $10,000

Surdna Foundation

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2010: $100,000
2011: $100,000
2012: $100,000
2013: $75,000

The Walton Family Foundation

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2014: $75,000
2015: $75,000
2016: $95,000

Woolard Family Foundation

2013: $200
2015: $250

Zeitoun Foundation

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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.

2010: $7,500
2011: $3,000
2013: $4,543
2014: $1,500

The Zemurray Foundation

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2012: $15,000
2013: $15,000