Please keep in mind that most of the organizations listed in this document accept much needed
financial donations to help them continue with their respective missions. Other organizations
welcoming financial support include:
Broadmoor Improvement Association
Contact: -504-309-2561, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA) is a neighborhood organization which is has
been a model for citizen-led recovery efforts since Hurricane Katrina. It is committed to
transforming Broadmoor into a neighborhood that is "better than before". In partnership with
Tulane University School of Medicine, Green Coast Enterprises, and the central New Orleans
community, the BIA is working towards bringing a community health center to central New
Orleans. This would provide access to affordable primary health care for over 14,000 residents
in neighborhoods such as Broadmoor, Freret, Hoffman Triangle, Zion City, and Gert Town. The
medical services will work in conjunctio n with other local social and wellness programs, and
bring services to the area comprehensively and holistically. We are currently working hard to
raise money towards redeveloping site of the planned health center at Washington and South
Broad, and towards operating costs. To assist in this project, please see here:
Contact: David Emond
Café Reconcile is committed to overcoming the deeply engrained social ills associated with
generational poverty. In our nonprofit restaurant and training program, we provide young people
(ages 16-22) with the skills and confidence they need to get and keep jobs in New Orleans'
thriving hospitality industry. Since we first opened our doors in 2000, we have served more than
800 young people. Thanks to the strong support we've received from the New Orleans culinary
community, our graduates are employed at many of the city's finest restaurants and hotels. The
2006 recipient of the James Beard Foundation's Humanitarian Award, Café Reconcile has
become an economic development anchor in the O.C. Haley Corridor of Central City, which has
begun to rebound from decades of neglect and abandonment. Thanks to positive local and
national media coverage, as well as some of the city's best southern and soul food, Café
Reconcile has become a destination lunch spot for New Orleanians and visitors alike. We are
open for lunch Monday-Friday; we open in the evening for groups interested in our "Feed Your
Soul" dinner experience. Enjoy our award winning food as you learn about our mission and
support our success. We can accommodate groups of 25- 80 people for evening functions. We
invite you to support of our mission to build hope and change lives for the youth of New
Choice Foundation - Exemplary Public Charter Schools
Operator of Lafayette Academy Charter School, Esperanza Charter School, andMcDonogh 42 Charter School
Contact: Jeanne Huber
The Choice Foundation operates tuition-free, open-enrollmentelementary schools in the South Carrollton, Mid-City, and Tremeneighborhoods. The schools give theirstudents - of whom more than 90% receive free or reduced lunch - a rigorousacademic education that is enriched by a variety of technology, fine arts,athletics, and social services programs. For their work improving public elementary education in the New OrleansRecovery School District, the schools have received awards and/or grants fromthe U.S. Department of Education, MetLife, and the Walton Family Foundation,among others.
The schools rely heavily on volunteers, and welcomevolunteer assistance in almost any form. Immediate needs, however, include: help repainting basketball courts,volleyball courts, and classroom numbers; help developing the school libraries;help in the Esperanza Charter School garden; assistance with annual Book Fair;assistance with annual students' "Holiday Superstore"; and help withadministrative filing in the Special Education Office.
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation
Contact: Lisa Picone
LCEF programs maintain our unique cultural heritage and serve our cultural producers-
individuals, nonprofits and businesses working in music, film, culinary arts, performing and
visual arts, design, literary arts, and historic preservation (& our Mardi Gras Indians). As low
income wage-earners, LCEF facilitates access to healthcare and provides economic development
support for these workers. Our programs help them earn a decent living and maintain a
respectable quality of life. Contributions to LCEF will provide small seed grants for
cultural workers to explore business opportunities. LCEF grants enable them to generate new
revenue streams, and grow and diversify their income. This fosters self-sustainability. LCEF
grant examples: N. O. City Park received a $2,500 grant to build a mobile box office wired for
electricity so they could accept credit cards at an outside entrance. The first year used, it resulted
in a 15% increase in revenue for the annual Celebration in the Oaks. Jewelry artist Laura
Teague received a $1,500 grant to create professional photographs of her work for media,
website and festival applications. As a result, her sales increased more than 50% from the
previous year. LCEF 501(c)3: 20-3598297
Make It Right Foundation
Contact: Le'Kedra Robertson, Community Relations Manager
The mission of the Make It Right organization is to act as a catalyst for redevelopment of the
Lower Ninth Ward by building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes that are
inspired by Cradle to Cradle thinking, with an emphasis on a high quality of design, while
preserving the spirit of the community's culture. The goal is to accomplish this quickly so that
residents can return to their new homes built on their own property as soon as possible. The
foundation is making its homes affordable by providing "gap" financing to cover the difference
between the home price and funds available to the property owner from various sources. The
ability to provide gap financing and to meet affordability goals is wholly contingent upon the
level of charitable contributions made to the Make It Right Foundation.
New Orleans Public Library: Friends of New Orleans Public Library
As New Orleans Public Library rebuilds, the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library are on
the scene to lend a hand. In the past, the Friends have lent their support by sponsoring programs
and purchasing equipment for the library. However, financial support is now the Library's
greatest need. NOPL will receive monies from traditional disaster relief sources, but these funds
will not begin to cover all their building costs.
Operation Kids/Brees Dream Foundation Initiative
Led by Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, this Project seeks to
improve/enhance the lives of children in New Orleans, including the building of athletic field at
Lusher High School, supporting Best Buddies, building a Beacon of Hope Resource Center,
supporting and helping to restore New Orleans Recreation Department Playgrounds, building the
Edible Schoolyard at Green Charter School, and other designated projects.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is leading the fight against
hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, advocacy, education and disaster response.
Serving 23 parishes through 240 member agencies, Second Harvest Food Bank serves 19 million
meals a year. A small gift can make a big difference in the lives of those struggling with hunger.
Every dollar donated to Second Harvest Food Bank can provide a meal for a family of four.
The Roots of Music
For Booking or Fundraising: Allison Reinhardt Allison@therootsofmusic.com
For Volunteer opportunities: Jennifer Blanchard Jenny@therootsofmusic.com
Donations can be made online at www.therootsofmusic.com
Or mailed to: Roots of Music, 929 Euterpe St., NOLA 70130
The Roots of Music, a non-profit organization's mission is to preserve and promote the great
music heritage of New Orleans by providing free music education, academic tutoring and
mentorship to at risk youth. We provide free music education and academic mentoring to the atrisk
youth of New Orleans ages 9-14. The Roots of Music's goal is to present our students with
the necessary skills to perpetuate New Orleans' unique musical tradition with an emphasis on
academic success. Five days a week, we provide free transportation, academic tutors, all
instruments and a hot meal. Currently, we serve 125 students at The Louisiana State Museum's
Cabildo, representing 40 schools in Orleans Parish. The Roots of Music has a waiting list of over
500 at risk youths waiting for an opportunity to access free music education.
Needs: Fundraising - Our band is available for any event.
Food for our meal program
Academic Tutors - must have a college degree or currently be enrolled in an Undergraduate
Tippitina's Foundation Instruments-a-Comin'
Dedicated to providing New Orleans public schools and professional musicians with
instruments for performances, school bands and instruction. Also rebuilding Fats
Domino's house among other projects.