Seeded with a $50,000 matching grant from Funders for LGBTQ Issues' Out in the South program, FFL will raise an additional $250,000 for the fund by the end of 2018.
Residents across six parishes began to draft adaptation plans after reviewing data, feedback from local communities
If you are an individual or small business in the arts, cultural, music, culinary or creative industries located in the Greater New Orleans and Acadiana areas, the Fund offers accessible capital and business training. Loan funds can be used in many ways to support your business — from marketing and advertising to purchasing equipment and supplies, to building your capacity to create long-term projects.
Equity-focused education champion Andrea Zayas tapped to launch and lead new youth-development intermediary in New Orleans
This new organization comes out of recommendations from the YouthShift Initiative, a community-driven initiative working to improve outcomes for children and youth in New Orleans — with the ultimate goal of supporting youth-serving organizations and programs to reach their goals for positive youth outcomes.
FFL partners with City of New Orleans to enhance broadband access in City and Sewerage and Water Board Facilities
Foresite Group and FFL are designing a fiber-optic network that will enable the City of New Orleans to offer a new range of services to meet the growing expectations of citizens in vibrant urban environments. These services could range from new Smart City capabilities that improve public safety, allow for better communication with residents and improve energy efficiency to innovative ways to approach the digital divide.
Latinola youth work together to develop creative outlets and push for social and policy changes that advance racial and cultural equity and educational reform
The public meetings, coordinated by LA SAFE and partners including Foundation for Louisiana, help give coastal residents a broad and often historical overview of how the coastline has come to suffer from the kind of erosion that's threatening the economic, cultural and social fabrics of diverse communities. But then as the meetings continue, residents learn how they can become participants and leaders in their own future as they learn to recognize and adapt to challenges by recognizing opportunities.
Sebastian Rey and Amanda Smith, the center's Community Coordinator, also attended the inaugural LGBTQ Statewide Summit in the fall of 2016 as part of FFL's work with the Out in the South initiative, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Funders for LGBTQ Issues.
Foundation for Louisiana is partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on a National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 17. This day is part of a new initiative known as Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT). Its goal: to create a new conversation about race in our community.
WKKF is sponsoring a multi-year project known as the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise.
Through this effort, Propeller and Foundation for Louisiana will make loans to non-profit and for-profit social ventures that are solving pressing issues in food access, water management, educational equity, and health. The partnership will seek to address funding gaps faced by New Orleans’s small businesses, particularly those owned by women and entrepreneurs of color, by offering loans with favorable terms and providing ongoing mentorship and guidance to borrowers.
FFL, Southeastern Council of Foundations consider 'Navigating the Currents of Change' at 47th annual meeting
The annual meeting was a chance for foundations to network, organize and think about what future will hold for philanthropy and for the country.
The panel discussion is a part of The Big Issue Speaker Series.
The program will focus on real estate finance, financial analysis and real estate development to support stronger, more resilient and equitable communities. Due to a short launch period and strong demand, the program will start on Jan. 11, 2017. This will allow more time for applicants to plan and prepare for the upcoming coursework. Registration is open through Jan. 6, 2017
The Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors are concerned citizens and your neighbors who have participated in a 10-week training facilitated by Bike Easy, and they organized this demonstration event to highlight potential road safety improvements and engage even more community members in supporting more transportation options.
FFL provided $250,000 in gap financing for the development, which offers quality housing for seniors aged 55 and older with a special emphasis on seniors with special needs.
Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) seeks a qualified consultant to plan an institutional fiber network for possible future construction in the City of New Orleans. If built, this network would help meet New Orleans’ goal to serve city-owned and operated buildings and facilities located throughout the 350-square mile city. This new network also would allow the City to: 1) expand its provision of online services to residents; 2) support implementation of Smart City applications; 3) achieve cost efficiencies in daily operations; and 4) help disadvantaged residents to bridge the digital divide via high-speed internet access in city owned and operated facilities.
SPARCC is a three-year, $90 million initiative that challenges the six final cities to create more just outcomes for all residents while focusing on three key areas of need: racial equity, climate resiliency and health. The ChallengeNOLA coalition represented New Orleans as one of 10 cities in the U.S. invited to compete in the first stage of the competition which narrowed the field to eight cities. The final results will be announced in December.
We learned after Hurricane Katrina that a critical need for small businesses was a quick infusion of cash to reopen as quickly as possible. NOLA Media Group has pledged $100,000 to that cause. We hope others will join us.
"Foundation for Louisiana is pleased to be a founding partner in the work of HousingNOLA and their mission to provide sustainable, affordable housing for the people of New Orleans since the organization's inception," said Flozell Daniels Jr., President and CEO of Foundation for Louisiana. "We are thrilled to see that Andreanecia Morris will be leading this effort to implement the strategic housing plan that hundreds of residents helped to develop toward the actualization of their mission."
Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors host "Safe-Tea on the Lafitte Greenway" with help from TOGETHER Initiative
Participants created and displayed their own safety signs to help raise awareness of the importance of this issue. New Orleans City Council member Susan Guidry voiced her support at the event.
Tremé/7th Ward festival celebrates neighborhood's arts and culture "Under the Bridge" on Memorial Day Weekend
The three-day festival, sponsored in partnership with The Network for Economic Opportunity, is part of the Tremé 7th Ward Cultural District's efforts to build community-based economic-development efforts through arts and culture and other avenues while supporting the culture bearers who make the neighborhood unique.
Dryades Public Market has partnered with workforce development programs in Central City to hire employees, working in close coordination with the Foundation for Louisiana, which also helped to finance the store.
For this day, we wish the best of luck and encourage everyone to support those with whom we’ve developed thriving partnerships as we strengthen our communities.
Foundation for Louisiana partners with Bike Easy to promote safe access to transportation around in New Orleans
During the 10-week program, participants will spend two hours each week covering a range of topics that include bicycle and pedestrian street-design basics, conducting outreach and developing community solutions, and more.
The event marked not only the formation of a coalition of transit supporters but also the recent completion of RTA service improvements that took effect on (April 17). Foundation for Louisiana is one of the funders of the project.
HousingNOLA’s 10-year strategic and implementation plan to help increase equitable housing opportunities for New Orleanians
In a first for New Orleans, HousingNOLA’s “10 Year Strategy and Implementation Plan for a More Equitable New Orleans” plans to increase access to affordable housing over the next decade. HousingNOLA, a program of the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA), is a product of the Foundation for Louisiana (FFL).
Community Second Line Parade Culminated with Block Party at Ashe Cultural Arts Center
2015 report issued by FFL's 2013 grantee and Transportation Working Group lead agency Ride New Orleans'
Foundation for Louisiana's beginnings, future, featured on W.K. Kellogg Foundation's digital feature, "New Orleans: A City Rebuilds"
Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Releases "Green Paper" Revealing Impact of Image Exploitation on Local Culture Bearers
Evidence Collected in Support the Hall of Fame's "You Get Paid, I Get Paid" Fair Use Campaign presented to community during Aug. 3 "Blue Linen Night," which is the first event of the 2015 Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame week.
Developed by the Blight Working Group formed by Broadmoor Development Corporation, New Zion City Preservation Association (NZCPA) and Miller Urban Consulting as part of Foundation for Louisiana's 2013 TOGETHER initiative.
FFL's Flozell Daniels, Jr. will help to kick-off New Orleans Entrepreneur Week by moderating the Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Water Showcase at Water Challenge Day on Monday, March 23rd. Water Challenge 2015 is free and open to the public, including a $25,000 civic design competition, presentations from Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and agencies like the Sewerage & Water Board and the Data Center, and a $10,000 live business pitch.
Inaugural round of funding supports small businesses, affordable housing and strategies to fight poverty, blight statewide.
Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of advocacy, organizing, and civic engagement in the Gulf/Mid-south region
2011 report published by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
Published by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy, 2011
2010 report published by the Alliance for Justice in partnership with Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation and Foundation for the MidSouth.
Louisiana Human Development Report 2009
2007 report published by the Alliance for Justice in partnership with Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation and Foundation for the MidSouth.