Meetings conclude through December in Jefferson, LaFourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes.
Statement from FFL on First Circuit Court of Appeal's decision on Gov. Edwards' LGBTQ executive order
It is moments like this that underscore FFL's commitment to fulfill its mission to invest in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide, and to expand the narrative on what safety and freedom mean to LGBTQ people living in Louisiana.
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.
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.
FFL serves as one of the sponsors of the Summit, and is a member of the Action Table of fellow sponsor Greater New Orleans Funders Network (GNOFN). Alfredo A. Cruz, FFL's Vice-President of Programs and Special Initiatives, serves on the Summit's Planning Committee.
"Foundation for Louisiana is humbled and excited to receive the first-of-its-kind 'Mover and Shaker' Award for Bold Peer Organizing,” said Flozell Daniels, Jr., FFL's president and CEO. "This work is powered by our incredible grantee partners, talented staff and board, our public sector partners and, most important, the wisdom of community in the pursuit of greater equity outcomes. Considering the task at hand, this is just the beginning."
TRHT is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. It was initiated in January 2016 with a year-long design phase and builds upon and complements the Kellogg Foundation’s decades-long commitment to advancing racial equity and racial healing throughout the United States.
One of the biggest concerns during the most recent events was the inability of the city to effectively disseminate news about the flooding risks. Residents were caught off-guard and unaware. It also quickly became obvious that despite the numerous disasters that have affected the city, not all local residents have been able to take the personal mitigation and preparedness actions that could help them remain safe.
Residents across six parishes began to draft adaptation plans after reviewing data, feedback from local communities
In other staff news, Tanya Gulliver-Garcia has been promoted to Associate Director of Programs and Planning.Also, Liz Williams who has been promoted to Coastal Communities Resilience Director, while Rachelle Thomason has been named Programs Associate for our Coastal Resilience Leverage Fund after coming on board FFL as a fellow working under Williams.
The foundation did not take a public position on the merits of the lawsuit while the case was undergoing litigation. However, President and CEO Flozell Daniels, Jr. states, “Foundation for Louisiana strongly supports equitable placemaking strategies – ensuring that public spaces are representative of and honor the people who live in this community. In this context, we recognize that true racial healing cannot occur while these egregious symbols remain. In order to move forward on a path of racial equity in our city it is time that we address the damage done in the past and make plans to enter the Tricentennial year as a city with a shared vision of equitable opportunity, inclusive democracy and transformative truths.”
“Never before have we had such a cross section of leaders work together to come up with effective solutions to the challenges facing our justice system. This task force has involved elected leaders, business leaders, leaders in the those in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, as well as advocates and grassroots activists, and leaders from the faith-based communities across the spectrum,” said FFL President & CEO Flozell Daniels, Jr., who has served as the governor’s designee on the task force.
The governor hopes that the March 16 report will give legislators the guidelines they’ll need when the session begins on April 10 to begin the important task of making more effective laws to protect our citizens and reduce what has become a vicious cycle of incarceration and criminalization of one set of our population while endangering and practically bankrupting another.
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.
Foundation for Louisiana sees opportunities amid the challenges. With your help, we continue to support a range of innovative strategies for promoting community resiliency.
"This task force has the opportunity to engage our community advocates as well as our system leaders in effecting the kind of legislative policies to make for a more equitable Louisiana." -- Flozell Daniels Jr.
To members of the LGBTQ community here in Louisiana, we continue to stand with you as partners and allies for equality, an end to discrimination and the securing of legislative protections.
Organizers hope the effort will increase drain-cleaning awareness in advance of the hurricane season. Partners in the effort include the 7th Ward Neighborhood Association, St. Roch Neighborhood Association, Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association, the Greater Treme Consortium, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, Water Wise NOLA, Tulane Prevention Resource Center and more. Foundation for Louisiana is a funder of Water Wise NOLA through its Equity Caucus.
These workshops are offered each month to all potential job-seekers, with the goal of connecting everyone with opportunity centers that can help them find work.
Among Reali’s work will include the management of the Foundation’s TOGETHER Initiative, which works with partners to empower residents to rebuild and strengthen disenfranchised communities by promoting leadership, policy-making and grant-funding opportunities.
Williams will work directly with the Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee and FFL’s partners and allies to generate effective practice and policy strategies. She also will lead the development of the Coastal Resiliency Leverage Fund.
“Foundation for Louisiana is excited to have Lydia Cutrer join the team to build on a legacy of meaningful investments that expand economic opportunities for Louisianans,” CEO, Flozell Daniels, Jr. said. “With a deep and diverse background in community development finance and project management, a values-driven commitment to strengthen communities through more equitable outcomes, and a Louisiana native’s perspective on the landscape, we are confident Lydia’s leadership will advance FFL’s mission and the goals of our partners at the One Table initiative.”
Foundation for Louisiana CEO and President Flozell Daniels, Jr. joins Jarvis DeBerry of the Times-Picayune, Paul Kemp of the Southeast Louisiana Protection Authority, and ninth ward grocer Burnell Cotlon for an hour-long reflection with on New Orleans' struggle to rebuild and where we go from here. Aired on Tom Ashbrook's NPN show, "On Point".
Community Second Line Parade Culminated with Block Party at Ashe Cultural Arts Center
The Data Center examines over thirty indicators in a series of reports on Greater New Orleans' progress toward prosperity through economic growth, inclusion, quality of life, and sustainability.
As we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the storm, the Administration will continue its all-of-Nation approach, with the President and members of his cabinet planning to visit impacted areas to highlight some of the many remarkable recovery and resilience stories across the region.
2015 report issued by FFL's 2013 grantee and Transportation Working Group lead agency Ride New Orleans'
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.
Mardi Gras Indian Council & Foundation for Louisiana Receive $500,000 ArtPlace America grant for Mardi Gras Indian Cultural Campus
Foundation for Louisiana is working with the Mardi Gras Indian Council to create a new Mardi Gras Indian Cultural Campus along New Orleans' historic LaSalle Street Corridor
An Analysis of Coastal Restoration Workforce Assets, Challenges and Opportunities in South Louisiana
December 2014 report published by from Foundation for Louisiana and Greater New Orleans, Inc.