NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Louisiana Children's Museum

The recipient entity's physical address:
           420 Julia Street
New Orleans
LA 70130


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           same

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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  9068

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $27,323,000

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:
           Tara Allegra Adams
Metairie, Louisiana, United States

K. Taylor Beery, Past President
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

G. Wogan Bernard
Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Joseph L. Bonavita
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Jeanne de Laureal, Secretary
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Kathy Garvey
Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Kaylea B. Hill
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Shelly Spansel Howat
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Paula Haydel Jeansonne, Treasurer
Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Tully Forrester Jordan
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Gordon Kolb, Jr., Vice President
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Colleen Canale Levy
Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Calvin Mackie
Gretna, Louisiana, United States

Ali Malik
Mandeville, Louisiana, United States

Holly Matherne
Luling, Louisiana, United States

Crystal D. McDonald
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Chris N. Papamichael
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Paul Peyronnin
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Wynn L. Radford IV
Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Albert J. Richard, III
Harahan, Louisiana, United States

Erin Romney-Cazes
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Michael H. Schmidt
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

David Schonberg
Metairie, Louisiana, United States

F. Paul Simoneaux, President
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Christy Slater
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Kate Speakes
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Roy O. Taylor, Jr.
River Ridge, Louisiana, United States

Lizette M. Terral
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Allison Berger Tiller
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Benjamin J. W. Waring
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Kevin Wilkins
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Kendall Winingder
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Scott T. Zander, Vice President
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Early Learning Village campaign is a world-class project led by the Louisiana Children's Museum in partnership with local and national leaders in early childhood development. As a model of innovation and holistic development, this unprecedented social, cultural and learning resource will offer rich, playful learning experiences for the very young, and integrated family and educator trainings on-site, throughout Louisiana and on the national early learning stage. Located in New Orleans' extraordinary City Park, this early childhood campus is designed to embody the principles of environmental sustainability and will house the children's museum, a nature center, literacy center, parent-teacher resource center, childcare center, edible garden and cafĂ©. Wetlands, gardens, green infrastructure and indigenous ecosystems provide joyous connections to the land and water.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

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?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The Early Learning Village campaign is a world-class project led by the Louisiana Children's Museum in partnership with locally based national leaders in early childhood development. It will be a model of collaborative innovation and holistic development, designed to provide playful learning experiences for young children and their adult caregivers. With a significant focus on trainings and workshops for adults - parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers - the museum will be supporting early childhood policies adopted by the state in anticipation of having more children ready for success in kindergarten. Additionally, the site will be used as a demonstration site for green infrastructure practices and water and land management. Learning environments will be created to address key issues facing Louisiana children and families.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Curricula, training programs, workshops and learning environments will offer parents, caregivers and educators information about healthy development of young children, specifically their cognitive, social-emotional and physical development. Early literacy and family literacy programs will be offered daily. Heath education will be offered through programs and interactive exhibits. Parenting workshops and parent engagement opportunities will offer skills on family well-being. We are developing a multi-week program on water management that will deliver new familiarity around hands-on engineering of restored coasts and shores.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           The Louisiana Children's Museum will be open to the public on an ongoing basis, beginning mid 2019 at this new site.

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:
                 NA
    
     (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:
                 NA

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

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

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: 
               NA

(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:
               NA

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                NA

          What is the nature of the relationship?  NA

(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:
                 NA

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


Contact Information
name:  Julia W. Bland 
                                       address:  420 Julia Street
New Orleans
LA 70130

                                       phone:  504-266-2400
                                       fax:  504-529-3666
                                       e-mail:  jbland@lcm.org
                                       relationship to entity:  CEO