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Community Grants Program

Emeril Lagasse Foundation provides capital and programmatic support to eligible non-profit organizations delivering culinary, nutrition, and arts education with a focus on life skills development.

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Nutrition, Culinary & Arts Education

Connecting food to healthy living and exploring the cultural lessons surrounding its preparation. Incorporating creativity when teaching lessons both in and out of school

Edible Education Experience at Orlando Junior Academy

Orlando Junior Academy provides a unique initiative with its combination of education, gardening and cooking. The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden opened in 2016.

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Edible Schoolyard NOLA

Emeril Lagasse Foundation helped to establish the Edible Schoolyard NOLA which has expanded to five charter schools in the FirstLine Schools network.

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New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

A beneficiary since 2006, NOCCA created a 4-year high school culinary arts program for aspiring chefs, the first of its kind in the country.

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Bayou District Foundation

In 2017, Bayou District Foundation and its early learning partner, Educare New Orleans, opened the Emeril Lagasse Foundation School Kitchen.

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Einstein Charter School

Einstein Charter High School operates a tuition-free open admissions network and incorporates Career and Technical Education courses with the overarching goal of preparing students to live a life of purpose.

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Ingram Lee Foundation

Ingram Lee Foundation's scholarship program helps to establish aid and improve the lives of motivated, economically disadvantaged youth by providing a path to higher education.

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Louisiana ProStart

Louisiana ProStart is a two-year program for high school students that utilizes an industry-based curriculum, currently serving close to 2,000 juniors and seniors throughout the state.

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The ReFresh Project

ReFresh Kids Project offers programming to neighborhood youth ages 8-12 through gardening, nutrition, cooking and food justice education.

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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

The WINGS program at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center nurtures talent, spirit and leadership in youth through performing arts and community service at Mississippi’s only children’s museum.

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Camille’s Art for Autism

Camille's Art for Autism provides funds to help families of autistic children learn how to cope with and celebrate life with an autistic child and help the public gain better awareness of ASD.

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Sinfonia Gulf Coast

Sinfonia is committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the community through innovative musical programming and has reached more than 100,000 children through its Guest Artists in Schools program and music education outreach initiatives.

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Life Skills Development

Providing mentorship to our communities most vulnerable youth to obtain and sustain employment

Café Hope

Serving the youth of the Westbank of the New Orleans metro area, Café Hope teaches job readiness and hospitality skills to youth looking to make a positive change in their lives.

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Café Reconcile

Café Reconcile, a hospitality training program for at-risk youth, has enabled over 1,500 students to empower their own futures since opening its doors 15 years ago.

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Liberty’s Kitchen

Liberty’s Kitchen provides a path to self-sufficiency for opportunity youth in New Orleans through food service-based training and education.

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St. Michael Special School

St. Michael Special School enhances the learning experiences of all students in specifically designed spaces to accommodate individualized needs.

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Youth Empowerment Project

YEP provides a vast array of prevention and intervention services to youth, some who require re-entry support after incarceration, and some who are at-risk of adverse life outcomes because of their life situations.

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Alaqua Refuge

As the Emerald Coast's premier no-kill refuge, Alaqua provides protection, shelter and care to animals in need. Alaqua has a variety of educational outreach & community programs which promote personal growth in children with developmental needs.

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Arc Broward

For 60 years Arc Broward has been a catalyst for transformation by changing how people with developmental disabilities are included, enabling them to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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Dan Marino Foundation

In January 2017, The Dan Marino Foundation opened the second Marino Campus at Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, which features a curriculum designed to build the necessary skills for gainful, competitive employment, social competence and independent living.

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Basic Needs

giving access to the benefits that come from being cared for, well-nourished and ready to learn

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest’s Summer Feeding and Kids Cafe Programs provide meals to hungry, low-income children when school meals are not available for those most in need in our community.

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Covenant House

For 30 years, Covenant House has met the needs of homeless and opportunity youth (ages 16-22) and their children in the New Orleans area, helping more than 30,000 kids off of the streets to achieve stability and either reunite with family or build the skills and resources needed for independent living.

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Children’s Volunteer Health Network

CVHN provides free medical, dental, vision and specialist health care for uninsured and underinsured children in Okaloosa and Walton County Florida.

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Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

ECCAC's mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect child abuse victims, and restore the lives and futures of impacted children.

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Food for Thought

Food For Thought provides backpacks filled with healthy, easy to prepare food for students who are dependent on free or reduced school meals in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.

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