Grants

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

ELIGIBILITY

Nonprofit organizations which serve children or youth in Orleans Parish are eligible. Requests should be in the range of $10,000-$20,000.

 

FUNDING PRIORITIES

The GPOA Foundation DOES consider funding

  • Nonprofit organizations that serve children and youth in Orleans Parish

  • Operational costs of programs (including staff and materials)

  • Multi-year requests for three years of declining support will be considered for organizations which have clear impact objectives and an evaluation plan. However, grants will be approved a single year at a time.

  • Collaborative grant request, involving up to three organizations working on a common outcome, are encouraged.

 

The GPOA Foundation DOES NOT consider funding

  • Programs which are not focused on children in Orleans Parish

  • Building or renovation expenses and equipment are rarely funded

  • Sponsorship of special events

  • Individual scholarships

  • Programs that take place out of state

  • Organizations with large, unrestricted endowments

  • Nonprofits that make grants to other nonprofits

GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

PRIOR TO SUBMISSION

We suggest that you review our guidelines to see the types of programs that are typically funded. Please remember that our average grant is in the $10,000 to $20,000 range.

 

GRANT APPLICATION TIMELINE

The GPOA Foundation makes grant decisions two times each year:  February and August. 

Concept Paper Opens

 

April 1, 2022                    

October 1, 2021  

Concept Paper Due

May 1, 2022                    

November 1, 2021   

Grant Decision Dates 

 

August 31, 2022

February 28, 2022

1

concept

The GPOA Foundation accepts only electronic application submissions through the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s online portal. Proposals that are not submitted electronically may not be considered.

2

proposal

If a full proposal is invited, instructions will be sent to complete the full application.

3

reporting

IF AWARDED A GRANT

The GPOA Foundation is interested in following the progress of your program. We do this by reviewing your annual reports and occasional site visits. If awarded a grant, please use the following format to submit final reports. The final report is due one month after completion of the project and/or expenditure of the funds.