Grant Opportunities



We introduced our Blueprint for Prosperity – our plan to eradicate poverty informed by community voices and validated by external research – to present a compelling path toward a stronger, prosperous, and more equitable Southeast Louisiana for us all. Today, our grant opportunities are rooted in addressing the complex interplay of symptoms and drivers of poverty in the region and supports the vision of equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated, and economically stable.



Super Bowl LIX Legacy Program Impact 59 Grants - OPEN

The Super Bowl LIX Legacy Program, Impact 59 Powered by Entergy, aims to create a lasting impact on the communities surrounding the Super Bowl host city by promoting philanthropy and generating economic benefits. In collaboration with the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee, the Entergy Charitable Foundation, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, New Orleans Saints, and Ochsner Heath, the NFL Foundation plans to distribute a minimum of $3 million in grants to local nonprofit partners in the greater New Orleans Metropolitan area.

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2024 RESOLVE NOLA Community Impact Grants - CLOSED

Understanding evident gaps in accessible mental health care and the need for equitable coordination of services for young individuals navigating the profound impact of community violence and collective trauma in New Orleans, United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA), in collaboration with the partners of the Resilient, Equitable Systems for Overcoming Loss and Violence Everywhere (RESOLVE) Grant, is pleased to announce the launch of the RESOLVE NOLA Community Impact Grant. This initiative is designed to address the critical shortage of comprehensive mental health resources and addiction services tailored to the unique needs of youth and their families in New Orleans.  

Under the guidance of UWSELA and the Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) Advisory Board Members, this grant program aims to allocate funds strategically, fostering expanded and more equitable access to trauma-informed community violence support for youth of color in New Orleans communities plagued by chronic poverty. The overarching goal is to establish a seamlessly coordinated system of trauma-informed, community-based services specifically tailored to mitigate the profound impacts of collective trauma and community violence on youth of color in communities facing chronic poverty.  

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EFSP Funds Available to Nonprofits - CLOSED

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is a FEMA-funded program authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The program supplements and expands ongoing work of local nonprofit and governmental social service organizations to provide shelter, food, and supportive services to individuals and families who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, hunger and/or homelessness. The program also provides supplemental funding for humanitarian relief efforts by social service organizations for the purposes of providing shelter and supportive services to families and individuals encountered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

EFSP Phase 41 funds are now available in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes have been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $498,239. Funds must be used to supplement food, shelter, rent-mortgage & utility assistance efforts in ongoing programs to assist people with economic emergencies unrelated to disasters.

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Programmatic Grants - CLOSED

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is pleased to announce our FY23 (July 2023 – June 2026) Blueprint for Prosperity Programmatic Grants. The relaunch of our three-year programmatic grant process – rooted in equity, community voice, and data – is further evolving our grantmaking framework to clarify and drill down our Blueprint investments and focusing our efforts on the challenges most pressing across Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.

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Collaborative Grants - CLOSED

United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) opens the application period for its second cycle of collaborative grant funding to foster systems-level change across the region.  

UWSELA designed the grants in alignment with its Blueprint for Prosperity to support groups of relevant stakeholders taking a collaborative approach to addressing the complex interplay of the local symptoms and drivers of poverty.

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Summer Impact Grants (Orleans only) - CLOSED

United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) announces the availability of grants for summer programs to expand and deepen services for children and youth ages 11 to 24 in New Orleans over the summer of 2023.  

Understanding that the summer months can feel more volatile and youth may not have access to the supportive services traditionally provided in educational settings, UWSELA has made funds available for small, BIPOC-led youth-serving organizations to broaden or enhance their existing summer 2023 programming for low-income, vulnerable youth over the summer months. 

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