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Cox Charities of New Orleans Grants Awarded to 22 Organizations

For immediate release:

January 22, 2009
Martha Landrum | 504.598.4663 | Martha@gnof.org

Cox Charities of New Orleans Grants Awarded to 22 Organizations
New Orleans - The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) announced today that it has distributed $80,000 in grants on behalf of Cox Charities of New Orleans for the year 2008. The Cox Charities of New Orleans fund aims to improve the quality of life for people in Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and St. Charles parishes. GNOF administers the fund to requests that support new, creative or beneficial programs for youth and education, as well as requests that support grassroots, neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations involved in community recovery work due to the hurricanes of 2005.

The 2008 recipients of grants-in sums of $1,250, $2,500 and $5,000-are 22 community organizations that engage in diverse endeavors from after-school programs to animal shelter reconstruction. The grantees are the following: Animal Rescue New Orleans, Inc.; A's and Aces; Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana; Common Ground Relief; Communities In Schools of New Orleans, Inc.; Desire Street Ministries; Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School Inc; Jefferson Parish School System; Kid smART Foundation; Kids Rethink New Orleans' Schools; Louisiana Children's Museum; Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Louisiana SPCA; Neighborhoods Partnership Network; New Orleans Ballet Association; Operation REACH, Inc.; Ochsner Clinic Foundation; Pontilly Association and Disaster Collaborative; Teaching Responsible Earth Education; The Center for Family and Youth Services, Inc.; Walk With Me Community Improvement Center; and Young Audiences Inc.

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Founded in 1983, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) provides a permanent and growing source of funding to hundreds of nonprofit agencies in the metropolitan New Orleans area. GNOF manages over 700 charitable funds and endowments with total assets of more than $192 million. Through initiatives designed to improve the quality of civic life, GNOF is leading philanthropic efforts with special emphasis on education, housing, and workforce training.

For more information on the Greater New Orleans Foundation, visit http://www.gnof.org.

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