Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Giving Circle Program, a six-month curriculum designed to engage community members of New Orleans in philanthropy. The 50-member class will award grants of up to $10,000 to organizations in the focus areas of Arts & Culture, Health, Environment, Human Rights & Justice, and Housing.
April 23: Applications Close
May 3: Acceptance Notification
May 12: Dine Around
May 15: Orientation
June 12: Grantmaking 101
July 10: Philanthropy Panel
July 20-22: Mock Site Visits
August 21: Recommendation Panel
October 1: Awards Ceremony
Interested New Orleanians can learn more about the program and apply at emergingphilanthropists.org/apply.
In 2020, EPNO responded to urgent community needs arising from the COVID-19 crisis by fielding an all-alumni cohort. Participants’ previous experiences with EPNO’s signature curriculum empowered them to move quickly to provide $20,975 in funding to local nonprofits. This year, the EPNO will return to a more traditional format, opening applications to everyone, and focusing on the core curriculum. The latest safety guidelines from the city and CDC will inform whether events will be held virtually or in person.
About Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO)
Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) is a six-month young professional giving circle that invites 50 participants to give more together. Every participant contributes to a collective fund and learns how to volunteer in a team setting, make an impact, and build community. Over the past 11 years, 450 young professionals have collectively donated, with the help of sponsors, more than $650K to more than 80 local organizations. For more information about EPNO, visit emergingphilanthropists.org.