2011 Grantees


Broad Community Connections

  • Amount: $95,000
  • Area Served: New Orleans
  • Objective: For predevelopment costs associated with acquiring and redeveloping a former grocery store.

Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless

  • Amount: $175,000 (housing grant)
  • Area Served: Statewide
  • Objective: To establish a statewide network of continuum of care providers to conduct a point in time count of the state homeless, and to build capacity of the network through shared data resources and common volunteer training curriculums.

Center for Community Progress

  • Amount: $35,000
  • Area Served: Cities of Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, New Iberia, and Ruston.
  • Objective: To support the Louisiana State Land Reform Initiative to develop policy and legislative initiatives to prevent blight and abandonment, reform land acquisition and disposition throughout the state.

  • Center for Leadership Innovation**

  • Amount: $75,000
  • Area Served: Statewide
  • Objective: Leadership development program targeting Latino nonprofit leaders in Louisiana parishes.

Community of Hope- Adkins Quarters Neighborhood Steering Committee

  • Amount: $7,500
  • Area Served: Adkins Quarters Neighborhood in Monroe, LA
  • Objective: Outreach and engagement, organizing to address blight and redevelopment in area.

Dr. MW McCaleb Educational Fund, Inc.

  • Amount: $75,000
  • Area Served: City of New Orleans
  • Objective: Support the McCaleb Supportive Housing development goal of providing 43 affordable housing units to low-income families, 21 of which destined for those suffering from homelessness.

Good Work Network

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Area Served: Orleans and Jefferson Parishes
  • Objective: Provide technical support and assistance to the borrowers of the KIVA Loan Technical Assistance Program, which provides loans to microenterprises.

Greater New Orleans Disaster Recovery Partnership

  • Amount: $125,000
  • Area Served: Greater New Orleans
  • Objective: To support the Donations Warehouse program and to create a business plan for the organization’s sustainability.

Habitat for Humanity of Ouachita

  • Amount: $40,000
  • Area Served: Ouachita Parish, cities of Monroe, Ruston, and Tallulah
  • Objective: Open a Habitat ReStore in Monroe, LA to provide affordable building materials to homeowners, revenue to support construction of Habitat homes, and reducing landfill use.

The Isaiah Fund

  • Amount: $50,000
  • Area Served: Statewide
  • Objective: To provide support for the Isaiah Fund for loan loss reserves and provide security capital for loans to organizations in areas of Louisiana recovering from disasters.

Jesuit Social Research Institute

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Area Served: Cities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles, Houma and Thibodaux.
  • Objective: To support Louisiana United for Fair Lending, a faith-based and citizen coalition for fair lending and to advance legislation to end predatory payday lending in Louisiana.

Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Area Served: Statewide
  • Objective: To support the Community, Advocacy and Empowerment Project which aims to keep the nonprofit sector informed and engaged in public policy.

Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation

  • Amount: $36,000
  • Area Served: Orleans, St Tammany, Baton Rouge, Houma, Acadiana, SE LA, Central LA, Shreveport, Bossier, and NE LA
  • Objective: For the Economic Opportunity Fund/Regional Development Agency Partnership, a project to establish a matching pool of funds to nine regional development agencies to be used for local grants to arts organizations and artists.

Louisiana Habitat for Humanity

  • Amount: $50,000
  • Area Served: Statewide
  • Objective: To establish a flexible loan pool providing bridge financing to 15 Habitat affiliates and for downpayment and closing costs for new Habitat homeowners.

Louisiana Housing Alliance

  • Amount: $62,250
  • Area Served: Statewide
  • Objective: To provide support for advocacy on affordable housing issues in Louisiana and provide training and support to affordable housing organizations.

Louisiana State University (listed as LSU Foundation)

  • Amount: $50,000
  • Area Served: 37 rural LA parishes
  • Objective: Support the E.J. Ourso College of Business’s Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, which provides small, women- and minority-owned businesses in 37 rural parishes with resources and information that will enable them to compete for state contracts and increase economic resiliency in rural communities.

Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance (Baton Rouge)

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Area Served: Baton Rouge
  • Objective: To support an update of MCRA’s strategic plan and align its development plan with the recently approved East Baton Rouge Parish master plan update.

New Community Homes

  • Amount: $500,000 (housing PRI)
  • Area Served: Gentilly Woods neighborhood of New Orleans
  • Objective: For construction financing of 63 homes.

NewCorp, Inc. – Contractor Coalition

  • Amount: $35,000
  • Area Served: Orleans Parish
  • Objective: To support the Louisiana Contractor’s Coalition Technical Assistance and Opportunity Program targeting at least 100 small, minority-owned businesses in New Orleans.

Pointe Coupee Community Housing Development Organization

  • Amount: $15,000
  • Area Served: Pointe Coupee Parish
  • Objective: For the Building Organizational Capacity project to develop Pointe Coupee Parish’s community development program.

  • Phoenix of New Orleans**

  • Amount: $25,000 (housing grant)
  • Area Served: New Orleans
  • Objective: Help displaced families complete repairs to their damaged homes, thus reducing blight and increasing safety.

Project Build A Future

  • Amount: $20,000 (housing grant)
  • Area Served: Lake Charles
  • Objective: To support the Homebuyer Restoration Initiative assisting 30 families with homebuyer counseling services and down payment assistance.

Rays of Sonshine

  • Amount: $70,000
  • Area Served: Adkins Quarters neighborhood in Monroe, LA
  • Objective: Provide permanent supportive housing for homeless moms and children. This grant is complemented by a $7500 advocacy grant the Foundation has made to Community of Hope in Monroe to support community engagement around blight and redevelopment in the Adkins Quarters neighborhood.

Shreveport Regional Arts Council

  • Amount: $50,000
  • Area Served: Shreveport, LA
  • Objective: Support development of the Northwest Louisiana Arts Resource Center that will enable art-oriented businesses to open and achieve sustainability.

Southwest Louisiana Economic Council

  • Amount: $50,000
  • Area Served: Southwest Louisiana Region
  • Objective: For the Small and Emerging Business Initiative to provide support for training and technical assistance to up to 150 entrepreneurs in the SW Louisiana region.

Terrebonne Economic Development Authority

  • Amount: $50,000
  • Area Served: Terrebonne Parish
  • Objective: For the Terrebonne Mini Grant Program providing start-up capital or capital for expansion to small and/or disadvantaged businesses, particularly minority-and -women-owned enterprises.

University of New Orleans PLUS Community Development Internship Program

  • Amount: $100,000
  • Area Served: New Orleans
  • Objective: To support the department’s Community Development Intern Program.

Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation

  • Amount: $75,000
  • Area Served: North Baton Rouge
  • Objective: To support completion of the first phase of the Urban Gardens Project, an affordable housing development for low-to-moderate-income families.

Workplace Justice Project (Loyola University)

  • Amount: $50,000 (policy grant)
  • Area Served: Statewide
  • Objective: To draft and promote a state wage lien law in Louisiana to address problems of wage theft amongst Latino immigrant and low-wage workers.