The Greater New Orleans Foundation is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region. Every day, the Foundation joins other foundations, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and government officials to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions.
They continue to monitor the effects of the oil spill on local communities and to make strategic grants.
Some grants already funded to The Tulane Institute on Water Resources and Policy, The Alliance Institute, The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF), Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association (VAYLA), Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and The Seedco Financial Southeast Louisiana Fisheries Assistance Center.
"This is such a powerful compilation. For anyone who cares about the Gulf Coast, or hell, the United States of America, listening to this heartbroken album is a brutal emotional experience. But it's also beautiful, and even inspiring, throughout. If Woody Guthrie were alive, this is the album he'd put together to lament and celebrate the state of our country. His spirit courses through every song." -- DAVE EGGERS, author of Zeitoun; co-screenwriter of Where the Wild Things Are (www.mcsweeneys.net/authorpages/eggers/eggers.html)
"...all of the artists on this record are coming from the same generous place. They just want to help. May compassion, decency, and grace guide them as they use their resources to tackle one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time."
- MARY GAUTHIER, musician and activist (www.marygauthier.com/category/maryspage/)