When we support our environment, we support the people that live here.
The Foundation’s environmental programs envision a region with equitable climate adaptation and mitigation projects that center Black, Indigenous, people of color, and other people most impacted by climate change. We wish to see vibrant and climate-resilient neighborhoods. We work to establish strong partnerships between government, business, and non-profits that effectively center those most impacted by planning decisions. We aim to ensure long-term funding from various sources is allocated with a racial equity lens and flowing towards climate adaptation and mitigation.
To achieve this vision, we focus on four priority environmental program areas:
- Building the Movement to Live Better with Water
- Thriving Coastal Communities
- Community-Led Climate Solutions
- Equitable and Sustainable Transportation Options
News and Insights
When Waters Rise Convening Held in New Orleans
Propeller Water Challenge Pitch Competition Grand Prize Winner
Five Things to Know: Blue Bikes
Foundation Sponsors Blue Bikes Station
The Greater New Orleans Foundation Joins the City of New Orleans to Announce Blue Bikes’ Return to the City
In the News: With Waters Rising, a Community Foundation Launched a National Network for Support
In the News: New Orleans City Council committee gives preliminary approval to new bike share partnership
The Green Infrastructure Challenge In Partnership with Water Wise Gulf South and Every Drop Makes a Difference
GNOF Releases “Stormwater Opportunities: Spirit of Charity, Lafitte Greenway, and Armstrong Park” Study
In the News: New Orleans Debuts New Mapping Tools to Guide Environmental Projects
Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards Over $500,000 to Nonprofits Working on Environmental Challenges
Want to know more?
To learn more about our environmental work at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, get in touch with Dan Favre.