The GPOA Foundation is a grant-making, independent foundation which supports programs that serve children in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Nonprofit organizations which serve children or youth in Orleans Parish are eligible. Requests should be in the range of $10,000-$20,000.
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
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, 2024
October 1, 2024
Concept Paper Due
May 1, 2024
November 1, 2024
Grant Decision Dates
August 31, 2024
February 28, 2025
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.
If a full proposal is invited, instructions will be sent to complete the full application.
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.