Leadership & Engagement

As expressed in our mission statement, Foundation for Louisiana is committed to investing in people as well as practices that are grounded in the wisdom of the residents – those with deep roots in the social and cultural environment of our state, and those who have chosen to make Louisiana their new home. Through our TOGETHER Initiative, the foundation builds capacity in individual civic leaders and the organizations they represent. This capacity takes the form of new networks, skills, and financial resources to help them achieve their own missions and create impact in their local communities.

For us, engagement occurs in multiple stages and dimensions. Our resident leaders engage with each other – learning about neighborhoods and causes that are different than their own but often interrelated. These leaders also deepen their engagement with their own members and potential members. More broadly, their participation in foundation programs gives them more opportunities to engage with elected officials, public servants, and a host of decision-makers who influence their lives.

Projects We Support

Fighting Blight in New Orleans Neighborhoods

Broadmoor Improvement Association, Miller Urban Consulting and "New Zion" City Preservation Association, Inc. (NZCPA) teamed up to develop strategies for fighting blight in small communities.

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Zion City resident reviews a copy of the blight organizing toolkit

Grants Build Capacity, Leadership in Growing Latino Community

Puentes was conceived as a Latino-run, Latino-serving community development organization in 2007 with a mission to address needs for civic engagement, coalition building and advocacy around social justice issues affecting Latinos in the New Orleans area.

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A New Type of Housing Plan for New Orleans

Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) is coordinating a large-scale effort to develop a ten-year strategy for housing New Orleans' current and future residents

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NOW HIRING: FFL seeks staff accountant for New Orleans office

The staff accountant provides administrative support to the foundation to ensure efficiency of operations, effective delivery of grantmaking and community activities and high-quality services to nonprofits, community partners, Board of Directors and other key constituents.

FFL hires Dana Delpit to serve as Chief Financial Officer

In her duties, Delpit will be responsible for ensuring the financial compliance and overall fiscal health of FFL through oversight of the day-to-day financial and administrative activities, including preparation and management of the operating budget, investment portfolio, annual audit, review/implementation of financial policies and procedures and appropriate internal and external reporting.