Mission Statement: Alleviate Human Suffering
The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation is a charitable organization that has a special interest in the Greater New Orleans area, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Though the bulk of the programs supported are in Louisiana and Mississippi, the Foundation proudly supports quality programs throughout the United States. Grant support falls into one of these committees, each chaired by a Program Officer: Human Services; Medical, Health & Science; Education; Community Benefit, and Conservation & Environment.
Applicants must be an exempt organization, publicly supported organization, university, research laboratory, or 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 or requests from individuals. Blind application requests will also not be accepted and new applicants who have not been expressly invited to apply must tender a formal Letter of Interest (LOI) so that we may determine if you will be invited to apply and, if so, which department you would fall under (a group can only fall under one department). Please note we no longer have either an Arts & Culture Committee or Religion Committee; further, we have restructured the Education Committee to focus primarily on service learning, the Emmy Noether Award, and certain STEM projects.
New applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) consistent with the instructions provided on the Letter of Interest webpage. Please note our staff is not authorized to help you complete the LOI and will not accept or open attachments to an electronically submitted LOI.
Returning grant recipients who have received support within the last three calendar years, seeking to apply for another grant period must log in below to receive the 2019 Application Packet. The application packet will contain further instruction.