Foundation awards $246,225 in grants in New Orleans

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The Foundation for Louisiana has awarded $246,225 in grants to six projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the Claiborne Avenue corridor.

The Foundation for Louisiana has awarded $246,225 in grants to six projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the Claiborne Avenue corridor.

The grants are the culmination of the Foundation’s 2014 TOGETHER initiative, which connects leaders with the training, network and resources necessary to change policies. This year’s initiative yielded twice the number of funded projects and increased the total amount awarded by nearly $150,000.

The largest grant, $50,825, will go to the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana to start a citizen-led committee that will increase police accountability. The committee will be made up of community organizations and the Independent Police Monitor’s Office in New Orleans.

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Published October 18, 2014