2014 Grantees

Lousiana’s

Bike Easy(http://bikeeasy.org/)

  • 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 (CCRA)(http://myccra.org/)

  • 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(http://faubourgsaintroch.org/)

  • 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 (GNOHA)(http://www.gnoha.org/main/notification)

  • Amount: $35,000
  • Area Served: New Orleans
  • Objective: To 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 (JAC)(http://www.jaclouisiana.org/)

  • 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(http://www.sustainthenine.org/)

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Area Served: Lower 9th 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(http://neojazz.net/) Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans(http://maccno.com/)

  • 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(http://www.globalgreen.org/new-orleans/)

  • 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 (http://newzioncity.wordpress.com/)

  • 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