United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area (UWGNOA) is a human service organization that has been provided one AFI grant since 2006, with the objective of increasing economic prosperity in economically depressed greater New Orleans.
UWGNOA emphasizes homeownership and small business development, with the goals of providing opportunities and increasing economic prosperity for low-income families throughout greater New Orleans. This grantee has been successful in improving outreach and opening new IDAs.
Partners for UWGNOA include Catholic Charities of New Orleans, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Family Resources of New Orleans, Family Service of Greater New Orleans, Ginger Ford Habitat for Humanity, Good Work Network, Jefferson Parish Community Action Program, Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative, Louisiana Association for Education of Young Children, Neighborhood Development Foundation, Neighborhood Housing Services, Total Community Action, Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Hope Community Credit Union, and Whitney National Bank.
Assets for Independence Grant History
United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area IDA Program
351 IDAs have been opened.
351 participants have received financial education.
$509,004 saved by participants.
146 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $1,000,000
UWGNOA targets low-income families in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes of greater New Orleans.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana
2515 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-5540 www.unitedwaynola.org