NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Foundation For Louisiana

The recipient entity's physical address:
           4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           4354 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd, Suite 100
Baton Rouge, LA 70816


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Flozell Daniels, Jr.

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  9944

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $5,000,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Pamela Jenkins, Ph.D., Board Chair
Research Sociology Professor & Women’s Studies Program Faculty at
the University of New Orleans
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

Alvertha Penny, Board Vice-Chair
Instructor, Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State Univ.
Governance Committee Chair, Association of Black Foundation Executives
Past President, The Community Foundation of South Alabama
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

Mark Quinn, Investment Committee Chair
Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship
and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at
Xavier University of Louisiana,
Director, Xavier University Entrepreneurship
Institute.
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.)
Founder, General Honoré, LLC.
Commander of Joint Task Force-Katrina, U.S. Dept. of Defense and Homeland Security
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

Telley Madina
Senior Gulf Coast Program Officer, OxFam America
President, The Madina Group
Candidate for Master’s degree in Public Policy at the Univ. of New Orleans
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

Linetta Gilbert, Ex-officio
Managing Partner, Gilbert and Associates, LLC
Co-Leader, The Declaration Initiative
Former Sr. Program Officer, Ford Foundation
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

Ambassador James Joseph, Chair Emeritus
Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
Professor Public Policy at Duke University
Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values at Duke University and University of Cape Town, Africa.
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

Flozell Daniels, President & CEO
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           New Orleans has long struggled to provide services to its most vulnerable residents. Disaster hits the most vulnerable the hardest, and Hurricane Katrina was no exception. As many of New Orleans’ most vulnerable populations were not able to evacuate the city, the devastation left thousands homeless, led to an increase in physical and mental disabilities, and exacerbated existing health problems. Across the board, people with special needs who fit into multiple categories of special needs populations, or those who do not have organizations specifically working with them, experience immense difficult finding adequate services. Our special needs services system, like most other systems, has silos that need to be further broken down to address the needs of all of New Orleans most vulnerable citizens.

Individuals with special needs face many of the same issues as low-income New Orleanians: paying too much in rent or on a mortgage and living in neighborhoods with limited access to services. However, individuals with special needs, like the formerly incarcerated, also face additional barriers and require additional supportive services in order to thrive. Further, these populations are more at risk of not having safe and affordable housing options.

The One Table Project is a coordinated funding mechanism designed to enhance the ability to attract and deploy capital effectively and efficiently in New Orleans urban core. Led by the Ford Foundation and Foundation for Louisiana, the One Table initiative is committed to meeting the goals of expanding opportunities for low- and middle-class families; revitalization of underserved communities; real estate development that provides long-term community benefit; putting vacant properties back into commerce; educating and sharing information; reducing development costs; and preserving place, culture and people.

The One Table Project will
• Expand to include local CDFIs and local banks as a part of the One Table collaboration;
• Leverage the existing construct as a mechanism for capacity building for local community finance and development organizations;
• Review and refine the capacity building program to meet the knowledge, skill and capacity levels investors are looking for emerging and community-based developers;
• Build a pre-qualification process and standard for emerging and community-based developers in the Claiborne Corridor as a risk reduction strategy for investors;
• Create an entry point for emerging and community-based developers in the Claiborne Corridor to access investment and finance;
• Create a wayfinding mechanism/strategy for social purpose investment in the Claiborne Corridor; and
• Brand as a place to assemble capital to support redevelopment and to address the market forces of gentrification in the Claiborne Corridor.

The One Table will project will directly address the challenges of displacement by investing in affordable housing and small businesses owned by neighborhood residents and those providing critical services to the target communities.

The funds secured through the Capital Outlay will be managed under the One Table process to create multiple sites for providing housing for returning citizens. The Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative (LA PRI) partnership is not simply disconnected agencies working together to improve efficiencies and expand capacity—it is rooted in community engagement and empowerment. Finally, it will effectively and efficiently leverage all partners to make targeted strategic investments allowing HousingNOLA to execute the city’s 10 year housing plan and address the needs of the formerly incarcerated.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $2,500,000
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $12,500,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $1,000,000
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $2,606,400
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $1,500,000

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Yes

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The mission of the Foundation for Louisiana is to invest in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The Foundation for Louisiana's focus areas are a key link between our program activities and our overall theory of change. By building leadership capacity among residents to engage in decision-making practices, our efforts help to create the critical mass needed to advocate for meaningful social change.
Often, these changes are most effective and reach the most residents when they become enforceable policies: just and equitable access to economic developments that will result in safe, healthy and thriving communities for all Louisianans.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           Perpetuity

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 N/A
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 N/A

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 0

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  N/A

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               N/A

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               N/A

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                N/A

          What is the nature of the relationship?  N/A

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 N/A

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               N/A


Contact Information
name:  Andreanecia M. Morris 
                                       address:  4640 S. Carrollton Avenue, Suite 160
New Orleans, LA 70119

                                       phone:  504-224-8301
                                       fax: 
                                       e-mail:  amorris@housingnola.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Partner/LA PRI Housing Committee