Foundations for Recovery, Hurricane Katrina

Foundations for Recovery, Hurricane Katrina, a collaboration between the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the Greater New Orleans Foundation, has established two funds in response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina on southeast Louisiana. The Hurricane Katrina Displaced Residents Fund benefits those individuals — as many as 500,000, according to some estimates — evacuated to Baton Rouge from hurricane-impacted areas in Greater New Orleans. The Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Recovery Fund focuses on the rebuilding of infrastructure to provide basic human services to residents of these devastated areas. The funds are coordinating closely with federal, state, and local officials in an attempt to provide resources to programs and efforts that impact the quality of life in the region and contribute to the overall rebuilding of critical service-delivery mechanisms in the Greater New Orleans area. The site also offers links to information on small farm and small business relief and recovery efforts.