NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  YWCA GREATER NEW ORLEANS

The recipient entity's physical address:
           601 S Norman C Francis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70119


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P.O. Box 50255
New Orleans, LA 70150


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          YWCA Greater New Orleans is a member of the YWCA USA, which was incorporated with a charter date of March 14, 1911 and is administered through a local Board of Directors.

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  4103

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $725,000

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:
           Loyce Pierce Wright
President
131 Pinehurst Court
New Orleans, LA 70128

Dr. Shelia J. Webb
Treasurer/President-Elect
6050 Wright Road
New Orleans, LA 70128

Arlinda Westbrook, Esq.
1st Vice President
1542 De Batista St
New Orleans, LA 70131


Valerie Sholes
Secretary
180 Lakewood Estates Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70112


Shawne B. Favre
Member
10821 Yardley Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70127

Tracie Boutte
Member
241 English Turn Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70131

Tamara Jacobson, Esq.
Member
2609 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The YWCA Greater New Orleans is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 nonprofit social services organization that has been making a positive difference in people's lives in the greater New Orleans area for over a 110 years. This long-standing institution has been dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The facilities of the YWCA Greater New Orleans was destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Funding for the construction of a new facility has been provided from sources including FEMA and State of LA -OCD. However, there are some items that are not covered by these funds and Capital Outlay funds are sought to provide funding for the supplementary items needed to operate a fully functional facility.

The mission of the Board of Directors is to rebuild the physical structure of the agency and re-establish programs benefitting women, children and the elderly in the Greater New Orleans area.  

Currently, there are service gaps in the New Orleans community.  Similar facilities, although operational and providing services, simply do not have the capacity or wherewithal to meet all of the existing needs in the city.

This project will supplement funding greatly needed to build the physical facility for this community organization. Funding for a newly constructed building has been acquired, yet there are unfunded enhancements and equipment necessary to provide adequate services to be housed in the building.


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. . . . . . . $725,000

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?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          This is a community impact organization. It’s public purpose is to Eliminate Racism and Empower women, and to promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The use of state monies will allow the YWCA to not only help fill the gap in the lack of family community resources available throughout the multi-parish area, but also provide sustainable solutions to address current and persistent needs. Current Services are stretched thin and sometimes can’t provide immediate assistance to those in need.

It will additionally provide:
Job creation/Economic Development helping vulnerable part of our community while providing continuity of services to families. It will additionally restore/ strengthen the neighborhood/community; part of the Tulane/Jefferson Davis corridor revitalization, as well as support the overall livelihood and economic development goals of the region.

For this project, the match funding was awarded by FEMA and based on the bid amount, totaling $8,160,000.00. The project costs covers the 17,000 square foot facility but does not include related immovable property necessary to operate a fully functional facility. Capital Outlay funds will allow the YWCA to accomplish that goal.


What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Mission of the Board of Directors is to rebuild the physical structure of the agency and re-establish the hallmark programs benefitting women, children, and the elderly in the Greater New Orleans area, and the goals are to help women and families through needs based programs and services.

The goal includes to complete this construction project, so the YWCA Greater New Orleans can provide the transformational programs it has been known for, including Daycare, Parenting Classes, Youth Enrichment, Domestic Violence Counseling, Rape Crisis Programs, and Senior services. The objectives include obtaining supplemental property necessary to operate functional facility.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           It is a perpetual goal; yet, the estimated timeline is 9 months.

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:
                 No elected or appointed officials are affiliated with the YWCA Greater New Orleans.
    
     (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:
                 No elected or appointed officials are family members associated with the YWCA Greater New Orleans.

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 Not applicable

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  Not applicable

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: 
               Not applicable

(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:
               Not applicable

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                Not applicable

          What is the nature of the relationship?  N/A

(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:
                 No contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state.

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               Not applicable


Contact Information
name:  Loyce Pierce Wright 
                                       address:  131 Pinehurst Court
New Orleans, LA 70128

                                       phone:  504-430-5410
                                       fax:  504-245-6222
                                       e-mail:  Loyce1st@gmail.com
                                       relationship to entity:  Board President