2008 Grantees


A La Maison and Udana Institute

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Objective: For rebuilding assistance to low-income, elderly, disabled or single-parent homeowners in and around the Lower Ninth Ward victims of Hurricane Katrina.


  • Amount: $300,000

Alliance For Justice

  • Amount: $20,000

Black Men of Labor

  • Amount: $225,000
  • Objective: To assist 50 New Orleans-based small businesses to recover and stabilize following the disruption caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Central City Renaissance Alliance

  • Amount: $100,000
  • Objective: For the development and operation of a Neighborhood Resource Center to offer services that address the needs of residents in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Churches Supporting Churches

  • Amount: $6,000

Second grant award

  • Amount: $210,190
  • Objective: To rebuild affordable housing for low-income families in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood affected by Hurricane Katrina.

City Works

  • Amount: $60,000
  • Objective: To provide urban planning education and design solutions to 10 New Orleans neighborhood organizations, 5 commercial or Main Street organizations, and displaced citizens that were affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Community Beyond Housing Initiative

  • Amount: $150,000

First Street United Methodist Church, Shalom Zone Community, Inc.,

  • Amount: $100,000
  • Area Served: New Orleans’ Central City Neighborhood
  • Objective: To support the gutting and rehabbing of 20 homes and apartments damaged by Hurricane Katrina and housing seniors, disabled and low-income residents.

Grace Harbour Christian Ministries

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Objective: To assist GHCM Community Technology and Economic Development Center with the rebuilding of its community outreach and support center in Buras, LA.

Greater New Orleans Disaster Recovery Partnership

  • Amount: $150,000
  • Objective: To operate a warehouse to receive and distribute donated building materials and household furnishings for families rebuilding their lives post Katrina.

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

  • Amount: $150,000

Greater St. Stephen Manor, Inc.

  • Amount: $140,000

Greater Treme Consortium, Inc.

  • Amount: $200,000
  • Objective: For the renovation of seven affordable rental properties in the Treme area of New Orleans.

Second grant award

  • Amount: $24,000
  • Objective: Emergency Relief Grant to provide Debit Cards to residents experiencing hardship during the mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Gustav.

Gulf Coast Funders for Equity

  • Amount: $150,000

Humanitas, Inc.

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Objective: For operating support of Humanitas as it develops its long-term sustainability plan and negotiates the predevelopment stage of a project of up to 204 units of high quality affordable housing in New Orleans.

The Idea Village

  • Amount: $55,000
  • Objective: To support the creation of Eco Park, a business center for green/sustainable manufacturers, distributors, retailers and educators to co-locate in New Orleans, designed to meet the growing local demand for green/sustainable building products and services as New Orleans and the Gulf Coast rebound from the impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Rita.

Second grant award

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Objective: To build the Next Level Foundation’s capacity to recover from the impact of Hurricane Katrina and provide work force training for New Orleans residents.

Third grant award

  • Amount: $25,000 (small business grant)
  • Objective: GUSTAV Emergency Grant to provide $500 “talent grants” to entrepreneurs who evacuated during Hurricane Gustav.

Louisiana Association of Cooperatives

  • Amount: $275,000
  • Objective: To assist LAC to build the capacity of the Association, and three of its member cooperatives and associations; to provide grants to meet the recovery needs of more than 100 independent commercial fishermen whose livelihoods were disrupted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Second grant award

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Objective: GUSTAV Emergency Grant to assist residents impacted by the hurricane in recovery efforts.

Louisiana Community Reinvestment Coalition

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Objective: To build the coalition’s capacity by working with financial institutions to increase access to funds for home and small business loans for African-American, Latino, and Native Americans, who fled from Hurricane Katrina and relocated to the Mandeville area.

Louisiana Housing Alliance

  • Amount: $175,000

National Housing Partnership Foundation

  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Objective: For the construction of 209 units of new affordable housing in New Orleans East to replace housing destroyed by Hurricane Katrina; and to rehabilitate 284 units of affordable rental housing damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Algiers community.

Neighborhood Development Foundation

  • Amount: $200,000

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans

  • Amount: $29,500
  • Objective: To assist 30 teachers in New Orleans to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans Affordable Homeownership

  • Amount: $55,000
  • Objective: To assist with minor repairs and façade improvements to 35-40 homes in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood which were damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Objective: To provide rent assistance and replacement of musical instruments for needy musical artists displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Political Economic Research Council

  • Amount: $100,000
  • Objective: To assist PERC with research and publication of data that accurately tracks the pace of small business recovery in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.

Project Build A Future

  • Amount: $60,000
  • Area Served: Lake Charles
  • Objective: To assist three families displaced by Hurricane Katrina with down payment assistance towards the purchase of new homes.

Public Affairs Research Council

  • Amount: $50,000

Rebuild Iberia, Inc.

  • Amount: $165,000 (housing grant)
  • Objective: To help families in the New Iberia and its surrounding communities displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Share Our Strength

  • Amount: $7,500
  • Objective: For the Community Wealth Ventures workshop and training series with nonprofit organizations in New Orleans recovering from the disruption caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

  • Amount: $36,595
  • Objective: To assist families with housing related legal services needed to respond to problems that resulted from Hurricane Katrina.

**Southern Mutual Help Association **

  • Amount: $9,000
  • Objective: Hurricane Gustav emergency relief grant to assist Louisiana farm families recover with financial assistance.

Southern University School of Business

  • Amount: $200,000

Terrebonne Readiness and Assistance Coalition (TRAC)

  • Amount: $195,000
  • Objective: For home reconstruction/repairs, volunteer development, housing management and Road Home advocacy to those affected by hurricane Katrina in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.

United Houma Nation, Inc.

  • Amount: $150,000
  • Objective: To help tribal members to stabilize their lives and livelihoods by repairing and rebuilding homes and fishing boats damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and to strengthen the United Houma Nation’s long-term community development capacity to face strategic and organizational challenges as the Tribe recovers, stabilizes and prepares for future natural disasters.

Second grant award

  • Amount: $16,000
  • Objective: Emergency Relief Grant to provide assistance to tribal citizens impacted by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

Unity of Greater New Orleans

  • Amount: $200,000
  • Objective: To complete Phase I of a multi-family housing property to provide quality housing for low-income and homeless families and individuals in New Orleans.

Way Makers Ministries

  • Amount: $24,500
  • Objective: To help families currently house in transitional housing become employed and move into more permanent safe and affordable housing.

Wildflower CDC

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Objective: To assist two small businesses to recover from the impact of Hurricane Katrina.

Zion Travelers Cooperative Center, Inc.

  • Amount: $125,000