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GPOAFoundation

The GPOA Foundation is a grant-making, independent foundation which supports programs that serve children in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana.  ​​

Each year, the GPOA Foundation grants approximately $500,000 to New Orleans area nonprofit organizations which serve children and youth. Typically, grants range from $4,000 - $40,000, with the average grant award between $10,000-$15,000. 

GPOA

Foundation

The GPOA Foundation is a grant-making, independent foundation which supports programs that serve children in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana.  ​​

Each year, the GPOA Foundation grants approximately $500,000 to New Orleans area nonprofit organizations which serve children and youth. Typically, grants range from $10,000 - $30,000.

The GPOA Board has adopted the following priorities for the coming three years, in our effort to level the playing field for the most vulnerable children and youth. In brief, the outcomes we want to see are:

  • Children who are ready for kindergarten

  • Children who can read on-level by third grade

  • At-risk Youth who are equipped for work and independence

Our Grantmaking Will Support

Helping children age 0-8 meet attainable developmental milestones through: 

  • Kindergarten readiness through access to early childhood education 

  • Literacy building programs that assure on-level reading by third grade 

  • Enrichment programs (music, art, dance, STEM) 

  • Behavioral health and social-emotional supports 

  • Training for parents and educators helping children from age 0-8 

  • Summer learning loss prevention programs for K-3rd grade students 

  • Special education and Autism Spectrum programs 

Providing vocational and educational opportunities for youth to age 24 who are at particularly high-risk, such as homeless youth, youth with special needs, and youth who are in foster care, group homes or juvenile justice facilities: 

  • Educational remediation or growth opportunities 

  • Vocational and work-readiness training and apprenticeships 

  • Life-skills training and leadership opportunities 

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. 

The German Protestant Orphan Asylum's State Street Children’s Home provided the children with a place to live, food, educational opportunities and vocational training. Times changed, however, and in 1979 the children’s home was closed and funds from the sale of the property were invested to create a grantmaking foundation, The GPOA Foundation. Our mission now is to support programs that serve children in Louisiana.