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Dec 15, 2010

Source: The Times-Picayune

$830,000 in grants awarded to 42 community groups by Greater New Orleans Foundation

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
By John Pope
The Times-Picayune

The Greater New Orleans Foundation today announced grants totaling about $830,000 to 42 nonprofit organizations to support their work. Awards were made in six categories: arts and culture, civic engagement, education, health, human and social services, and youth development.

The average size of each award was about $20,000, foundation spokeswoman Martha Landrum said, but Jewish Family Services received $30,000.

Each group seeking a grant had to apply for the money and undergo rigorous review, foundation President Albert Ruesga said.

The recipients, by category, are:

Arts and culture: Arts Council of New Orleans, Contemporary Arts Center, Efforts of Grace, Junebug Productions, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation and New Orleans Jazz Restoration Society.

Civic engagement: Broad Community Connections, Bureau of Governmental Research, Hands on New Orleans, Neigthborhoods Partnership Networks, Puentes and Safe Streets Strong Communities.

Education: The Cowen Institute, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, KIDsmART, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, Leading Educators, Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans, Louisiana Charter School Alliance, New Orleans Outreach, Orleans Parish Education Network and SUNS Center.

Health: Jewish Family Service, Louisiana Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Visiting Nurses Association of Greater New Orleans, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Terrebonne General Meidcal Center.

Human and Social Services: Collaborative Solutions, Just the Right Attitude, New Orelans Council on Aging, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, United Nonprofits of Greater New Orleans, UNITY, Jefferson Physicians Foundation, Latino Farmers Cooperative and Loyola Law Clinic.

Dec 15, 2010

Source: The Times-Picayune

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