Foundation / Corporation
Ella West Freeman Foundation
Grants to New Orleans area, Louisiana organizations for programs and capital projects in the areas of community development, civic affairs, the arts, human resources, and education. The deadlines for receipt of summary sheets is January 20, 2018. Highest priority will go to proposals in the following categories:
- Education with an emphasis on private education
- Arts, both performing and applied
- Community improvement and governmental oversight
- Human service organizations with an emphasis on capital projects for established agencies
Priority is also given to funding for specific projects or programs incorporating well-defined objectives and timetables and promising broad public benefits.
Please note that capital projects are considered for organizations with strong records of community service. They must demonstrate true need for the proposed facility and they must also provide a credible fund-raising plan as well as demonstrate the capacity to maintain the building and facilities once they are in place.
Sustaining grants to organizations are given a lower priority.
GrantWatch ID#: 177908
Grants are usually given for a period of time not exceeding two years. Longer term projects will usually require evaluation for further funding.
In evaluating requests, the Ella West Freeman Foundation gives special consideration to organizations in the Greater New Orleans area.
Grant seekers for capital projects will need to demonstrate a history of operational stability and the financial capacity to maintain the new facilities. Capital grants require evidence of broad support for the project and are usually made contingent upon the agencies entering into a contract to begin the project. A new capital contribution will not be considered until two years after the previous grant has been paid.
Operational support for health and human service agencies participating in combined campaigns such as United Way and the Archbishop's Community Appeal are usually avoided. Capital appeals for these agencies are welcomed.
The Foundation is very selective in its support of endowment appeals. To be considered, the grant seeker must demonstrate strong, effective management of their existing endowment and strict controls on the spending of the endowment.
The Foundation uses a two-stage application process.
Stage 1 Submission deadlines: January 20 or September 1 at midnight.
Prior to beginning the Stage 1 application on-line, the Proposal Summary Sheet must be completed and signed by a board member. Electronic signatures are not accepted.
Stage 2 Submission deadlines: March 1 or October 15 at midnight.
Submitting organizations will receive notification by email no later than February 1 or September 15 whether or not they have been approved to continue to Stage 2 of the on-line application process. If approved, the full proposal must also be submitted using the on-line application system.
Please make every attempt to submit your proposal before the deadline so the Foundation will be able to consider it with more care.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the Stage 1 application online:
Click here to modify a SAVED application or submit Stage 2 application:
Mailing and Physical Address:
Ella West Freeman Foundation
c/o Crescent Capital Consulting
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1350
New Orleans, LA 70163
Toni Myers - Foundation Administrator
USA: Louisiana: The Greater New Orleans area