2014 Grantees

Lousiana’s

Bike Easy
Amount: $45,400 (two-year grant)
Area served: Claiborne Community, New Orleans
Objective: Train ten Claiborne Corridor residents as “Livable Claiborne Community Ambassadors” to increase their knowledge of how street design affects bicycle/pedestrian safety and engage other residents around perceptions of street safety challenges and feasible solutions.

Central City Renaissance Alliance
Amount: $30,000 (15-month grant)
Area served: Central City, New Orleans
Objective: Research best practices and develop educational materials to train local businesses in how to implement worker-owned cooperative business models, and to support cooperative-friendly policies among city government and anchor institutions.

Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association
Amount: $5,000
Area served: Faubourg/St Roch Neighborhood, New Orleans
Objective: Build effective leadership, strengthen effectiveness in engaging residents and city government in the neighborhood, enable resident-led outreach and blight reduction projects.

Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance
Amount: $35,000
Area served: New Orleans
Objective: Create a blueprint for providing affordable rental and ownership housing in New Orleans for low- and moderate-income residents.

Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
Amount: $50,825 (two-year grant)
Area served: New Orleans
Objective: Engage residents, safety-focused community organizations and the Independent Police Monitor’s Office in New Orleans in designing, advocating for and piloting a citizen-led committee that will increase police accountability to New Orleans residents.

Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development
Amount: $5,000
Area served: Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans
Objective: Build effective leadership, strengthen effectiveness in engaging residents and city government in the neighborhood, wetland education and advocacy projects.

Neo Jazz School of Music and Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans
Amount: $35,000
Area served: Statewide Louisiana
Objective: Research to develop best practices and a fair trade code of ethics for culture bearers and the businesses that work with them, and advocacy for the passage of legislation that allows Louisiana artists greater protection of their images.

New Orleans Office of Global Green USA
Amount: $50,000 (18-month grant)
Area served: New Orleans
Objective: Engage Claiborne corridor residents in identifying flooding hotspots, utilizing “back-yard-level” strategies such as rain barrels and planter boxes to address flooding problems, and advocating for incentives to lower the cost of installing such strategies

New Zion City Preservation Association
Amount: $5,000
Area served: Zion City Neighborhood, New Orleans
Objective: Build effective leadership, strengthen effectiveness in engaging residents and city government in the neighborhood, enable resident-led outreach and blight reduction projects.

Voices of Experience
Amount: $5,000
Area served: Central City, New Orleans
Objective: Build effective leadership, strengthen effectiveness in engaging residents and city government in the neighborhood, encourage voter registration.