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GREATERNEWORLEANSFOUNDATIONPRESSRELEASE (8:22 a.m. on 9/7/12)

New Orleans, LA - The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today the availability of $300,000 to nonprofit organizations working to meet the most pressing needs of individuals and families in the following parishes: Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipihoa, and Terrbonne.

The grants from this fund are to provide direct relief in the form of food, water, and clothing in the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Isaac throughout the region. 'These resources are to help those who need immediate assistance,' said Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. 'We are funding nonprofit organizations that are helping people who have faced incredible hardships and need life's basics like food, water, and shelter.'

Organizations that wish to apply can access the application on the Foundation's website here. Grants from this fund will average between $5,000 and $10,000 and the Foundation will continue to make grants until all the funds have been expended.

Applications are also available at the offices of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, 1055 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA.

ABOUT GNOF: The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the 13-parish Greater New Orleans region. We design and lead initiatives that improve the region, connect donors to community needs, identify and support great nonprofits, and strengthen civil society. www.gnof.org

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