The Times-Picayune reported last week that nine New Orleans, La.-based nonprofits will receive the last $2.2 million of a fund meant to help local communities affected by the spill. The Greater New Orleans Foundation made the disbursements and is responsible for donating $5 million of the $25-million Fund for Gulf Communities, established by an anonymous donor through Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The remaining $20 million will be distributed by five other organizations associated with groups in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Here is a list of the organizations receiving the funds:
- The Children's Bureau of New Orleans -- $250,000
- The Partnership for Youth Development -- $299,708
- The Youth Empowerment Project -- $210,548
- The Mercy Family Center -- $274,500
- Grow Dat -- $214,586
- The Latino Farmers' Collaborative of Louisiana -- $125,857
- The South Central Industrial Association -- $374,000
- The Houma Regional Arts Council -- $240,447
- Bayou Grace Communities Service -- $241,850
The Greater New Orleans Foundation distributed $2.4 million last year to 12 nonprofit organizations. Overall, 21 nonprofits in the metro New Orleans area have received funds, which have played a role in the economic and emotional recovery from the Deepwater oil spill.
You can read the full story in The Times-Picayune.