Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) has released its 2013 grant-making focus areas and requests for proposals. Letters of intent may be submitted online until June 28, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Four grant-making teams that will award up to $10,000 in each of the following areas:
1. Economic Development: The Economic Development team seeks to fund initiatives in New Orleans that develop, train or retain the adult workforce; provide support for the creation, growth and retention of small businesses; or, empower and rejuvenate neighborhoods.
2. Education and Youth Development: The EPNO Education and Youth Development team will support organizations that have demonstrated success for at least one year and impact under-served youth outside of school time.
3. Housing: The EPNO Housing team seeks to support organizations that provide resources, education, access and outreach to all individuals and families seeking stability through home-ownership, affordable rental housing and temporary housing. Additionally, the Housing Team will give consideration to organizations that accomplish the above goal through programs that support neighborhood revitalization/development.
4. Women’s Issues: EPNO's Women's Issues team seeks to support organizations that focus on one or more of the following: Domestic Violence, Reproductive Health, Mental and/or Behavioral Health. In determining grant awards, preference will be given to organizations that serve the following populations: Low income/under-served women and Women of Orleans Parish.
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Please submit a Letter of Intent online by June 28, 2013 at 5 p.m.
About EPNO: EPNO is an initiative to engage young leaders in New Orleans in philanthropy. Members participate in a six-month program where they pool funds, collaborate on teams and allocate grants to impact issues they care about. Member contributions are matched dollar for dollar through the generosity of outside sponsorships. In total, the Class of 2013 will distribute $40,000 in grants.For more information, please visit our website.
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