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The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) in partnership with the University of New Orleans’ (UNO) Political Science Department undertook a study to gain insights on the impact the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having on nonprofit organizations located in Southeast Louisiana and to share this information as a resource to philanthropy, nonprofits, and civic leaders in our region. GNOF and UNO conducted online and phone surveys beginning March 23, 2020 through April 13, 2020 which targeted 501(c)3 public charities, excluding churches, foundations, and unique groups of larger nonprofits such as hospitals, universities, and charter schools. Our research examined ten essential questions facing these nonprofit organizations, which were grouped in the following categories: 1) baseline nonprofit data, 2) COVID-19’s impact on nonprofits, and 3) responses and resources to COVID-19 for nonprofit and partners.


This study was conducted through a partnership between the University of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Foundation.