Foundation for Louisiana's focus areas are a key link between our program activities and our overall theory of change. By building leadership capacity among residents to engage in decision-making practices, our efforts help to create the critical mass needed to advocate for meaningful social change.
Projects We Support
When Foundation for Louisiana's 2014 Environmental Sustainability working group met to develop a project focused on New Orleans' Claiborne Avenue Corridor, their first challenge was simply to decide what they meant by "sustainability." As Jeff Supak of Global Green USA's New Orleans office explains, participants brought different perspectives – some cultural, some neighborhood, some environmental, and some simply tired of repeated street flooding from New Orleans' typical "gullywasher" summer rainstorms.Support Projects like these,
The Livable Claiborne Community Ambassadors program is just what the name says: an opportunity for residents of the Claiborne Avenue corridor to engage with their neighbors on community issues. But it's equally valuable as a transportation safety program, since its focus is giving neighborhood residents a voice in making their neighborhood streets safer for biking and walking.Support Projects like these,
Bringing regionally sourced food, office space and work opportunities to New Orleans' Central City community.Support Projects like these,
Foundation for Louisiana provides grants, program related investments and other forms of support to proven and promising organizations that benefit vulnerable communities throughout Louisiana. We evaluate the success of our investments based on the measurable results achieved by our grantees.