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Posted: March 24, 2016

Helis Foundation Gives Generous Grant to Northshore Weather Relief Fund

  In response to the weather related destruction in Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Helene and St. Tammany Parishes, the Northshore Community Foundation (NCF) created the “Northshore Weather Relief Fund” to accept donations for the impacted areas. One hundred percent of all gifts received will go directly to the affected areas.   We were overjoyed that within 48 hours o...
Posted: March 23, 2016

St. Tammany Parenting Center featured on WWNO

  Raising kids is hard work. The St. Tammany Parish Parenting Center in Covington helps parents from all backgrounds face those challenges and take pride in the role they play in their children’s lives, and it’s also a place to socialize and find camaraderie. Hear the latest spot on the Northshore Focus on WWNO 89.9 Radio, underwritten by the NCF. Click HERE to hear it or read ...
Posted: March 8, 2016

PIKE Fraternity at SELA Joins Youth in Philanthropy

  The Northshore Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) Fraternity, Southeastern Louisiana University Chapter, has joined the NCF's Youth in Philanthropy Group thanks to the generous contribution of a donor in the Hammond area.   The goal of the Youth in Philanthropy group is to help foster a love of volunteerism and giving on...
Posted: March 1, 2016

Becoming Well Tuned article in Inside Northside

The Northshore Focus on WWNO is a weekly 3- to 5-minute segment that was begun a few years ago which highlights a need in our area and the nonprofits who are working to meet that need. The professionally produced news spot runs twice monthly on Wednesdays in one of the most prime drive-time slots—during Morning Edition at 8:45 a.m. In any 15-minute period, an average of 9,900 people listen...
Posted: February 24, 2016

NEW FUND: Notes for Education Fosters Learning Through the Arts

  The Northshore Community Foundation is proud to announce a new fund: Notes for Education Northshore. This unique fund supports the efforts to foster and promote the academic and social development of youth through music education and the performing arts.   Read more about this Field of Interest Fund, their mission and upcoming fundraisers on their donation page HERE...
Posted: February 15, 2016

Scholarships Abound at the Community Foundation

  Since 2007 the Foundation has helped dreams come true for many outstanding students. In high school, these students began their journey of academic excellence, positive leadership and dedication to service. They are continuing throughout their careers to serve others and realize their full potential to change the world and create an enduring legacy.   Founded on the belief that an...
Posted: January 29, 2016

The Next Big Thing in Inside Northside

This month, the Northshore Community Foundation will break ground on its most recent progressive project for our region. A modern, shared workspace that resembles entrepreneurial start-ups and mega-successful tech companies. Created solely for those organizations among us who usually have the least chance of paying high dollar for the critical space they need.   Read more on this next big ...
Posted: January 27, 2016

Hammond Garden Center Growing More Than Just Plants on WWNO

OPTIONS Garden Center in Hammond is not only growing plants, they are growing the relationships of people with disabilities with the community around them. Helping customers, working the land and doing meaningful work with the community are just a few of the perks at working in the Garden Center.     The Northshore Community Foundation is so happy to underwrite WWNO'...
Posted: January 21, 2016

FIRST Grant Recipient in 1st Place Headed to State Championships

  The Northshore Community Foundation, in partnership with Team 1912 Combustion, the Office of Naval Research, and the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center offered a grant earlier in the year to help kids build, operate and compete with robots.   FIRST is an international youth organization that operates some of the largest and mostly highly-regarded robotics compe...
Posted: January 13, 2016

Grant Awarded to the Bogalusa Help Center

  The Fund for Bogalusa has awarded a grant to the Bogalusa Help Center for some much-needed repairs to a portion of the facilities’ leaky asphalt roof. The Bogalusa Help Center opened its doors 28 years ago to provide canned and packaged foods to those in need, including qualified low income families, disabled and the elderly citizens in the Bogalusa area.  In 2015 the all-volu...
Posted: January 11, 2016

Northshore Shelter for Human Trafficking on WWNO

  Human Trafficking. Sex Slaves. Little girls being bought and sold… The stuff of movies, right? Wrong. It’s pretty horrifying and it happens right here in our own backyard. Rafael and Beth Salcedo have a mission — to help underage victims of human trafficking on the Northshore. Their much-needed shelter, the Free Indeed Home, is intended to help young gir...
Posted: December 16, 2015

Miramon Men's Center in Slidell on WWNO

  “There’s a lot of things that have happened to me in life, but if there’s anything that you’d have asked me about something that would never happen to me — I will never be homeless. Never be homeless. Not in my lifetime,” said Mark McVille, resident at Miramon Men’s Center.   Homelessness is a big issue in the New Orleans region, one that ...
Posted: December 9, 2015

Planning for our future

St. Tammany and the Urban Land Institute   Planning for the future growth of our area ... we've been saying how important that is for a while and we are thrilled to play a small part in this awesome endeavor by the Parish and the Urban Land Institute.   If you don't know about this, it's pretty cool. The goal of the ULI panel is to make recommendations for lan...
Posted: December 4, 2015

We are a nonprofit and make an excellent tax deduction

Your local community foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation (of any size) can be used as a deduction on next year's taxes ... AND you will be giving that money to needy causes that are close to home. Think about it....
Posted: November 27, 2015

#GivingTuesday is December 1

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.    On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give a little bit of their abundance back.   It’s a ...