Danos Foundation Grants Funding to 17 Nonprofits

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Pictured from left to right: Samantha Magee (Danos Foundation), Glenda Larson (Habitat for Humanity partner family) and Gray DeHaven (Habitat Construction House Leader) at a New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity home build site located in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans. The New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is one of the 17 nonprofit organizations receiving 2019 Danos Foundation grants.

The Danos Foundation has awarded grants to 16 nonprofit organizations in south Louisiana and one organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Organizations in Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, New Orleans and Thibodaux areas are all recipients of the combined $45,000 of funding for organizational programming.

“Danos established the Danos Foundation to fulfill our company’s purpose of solving big challenges for our communities,” said Mark Danos, owner and executive. “We believe that through collective giving with our grant program, we are able to maximize our impact in communities where we live and work.” 

Among organizations awarded funding are the Second Harvest Food Bank for Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes and HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge, which both aim to reduce hunger and increase food stability; Eden House of New Orleans, which provides recovery services to human trafficking victims; Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, the Lafayette area program that provides services to youth from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances; and Beverly’s Birthdays, Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that provides birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in need.

Each fall, the grant issuing arm of the Danos Foundation, Danos GIVES, accepts applications from 501(c)3 or 170(b) nonprofit organizations that benefit education, healthcare, environmental or welfare initiatives in areas where the company conducts business, with special consideration given to organizations focusing on welfare from 2017-2020. Applications are due each year by August 31.

Established in 2017, this is the second year the Danos Foundation has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations. Employee contributions and company support provide funding for Danos GIVES, as well as Danos WORKS, which contributes money to qualified organizations where Danos employees volunteer their personal time. To learn more about Danos GIVES and the foundation, visit www.danos.com/foundation

2019 Danos Gives Grant Recipients:

Beverly’s Birthdays, (Pittsburgh, PA)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana (Lafayette)

CASA of Terrebonne, Inc.

Dulac Community Center

Eden House (New Orleans)

Friends of Bayou Lafourche

Girls on the Run Bayou Region (Terrebonne/Lafourche)

HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (Houma)

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

New Orleans Mission, Inc.

Second Harvest Food Bank (South Louisiana)

St. Mary Outreach, Inc. (Morgan City)

The Life of a Single Mom (TLSM) (Baton Rouge)

The Salvation Army of Lafayette

The Salvation Army of Houma