The GPOA Foundation is a grantmaking, private foundation. Our mission is to support programs that serve children in Louisiana with a focus in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.
Each year, we grant approximately $500,000 to New Orleans area nonprofit organizations who serve children and youth. Typically, grants range from $4,000 - $40,000, with the average grant approximately $10,000.
Our funding priorities are in the areas of:
Literacy-building and tutoring programs
College preparation programs
Afterschool & summertime academic programs
Enrichment activities (art, music and sports)
Mentoring, life skills and character-building programs
Parent Education programs
Work-readiness & service learning programs for youth
The GPOA Foundation makes grant decisions four times each year (February, May, August and November). Applicants must first submit a Concept Paper, and may be invited to submit a full proposal.
Please read our Grant Guidelines for eligibility requirements, instructions and due dates. We also encourage you to review our previous Annual Reports to see the types of programs we have funded in the past.