Mission Statement: Alleviate Human Suffering
The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation's mission is to alleviate human suffering. Grant support falls into one of these committees, each chaired by a member of the board of trustees: Human Services; Medical, Health & Science; Education; Community Benefit and Conservation & Environment.
Geographical focus of support falls first on the Greater New Orleans area, second throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, and third throughout the rest of the United States of America.
Applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization, in good standing with the IRS, that have been operating for three years or more. The Brown Foundation does not accept applications from individuals. Blind application requests will also not be accepted.
New applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Board of Trustees. An LOI may be submitted any time of the year. Send one hard copy to the Brown Foundation office at 320 Metairie Hammond Highway, Suite 500, Metairie, LA 70005.
Returning grant recipients, seeking to apply for another grant period must log in below to receive the 2017 Application Packet. The application packet will contain further instruction.