Amazing Non-Profits to Consider for Giving Tuesday

Source: ARNO

It’s Giving Tuesday, y’all! Giving Tuesday is a kick-off to the holiday season that allows us to give a little to our favorite charities and non-profits. When we give to these organizations, we’re helping others in need, supporting the arts, or funding a dream. Here’s a list of a few organizations you might consider donating to on this special day.

The Greater Good

The Water Collaborative

The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans is leading the charge to make our region a global leader in urban water management with green infrastructure.

Glass Half Full

Free drop-off glass recycling across New Orleans. We recycle glass and convert it into sand used for disaster relief, coastal restoration and more.


LOWERNINE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005.

Blue Bikes NOLA

Blue Bikes is an affordable bikeshare program uniquely designed for New Orleans.

The Arts

No Dream Deferred

No Dream Deferred is building a future where art leaders of color are not the exception but the norm. 

Crescent City Stage

Crescent City Stage sets out to create a theatrical organization with a focus on providing a diverse environment for the creation of theatre to thrive, enlighten, empower, educate, enhance, and evolve in the Greater New Orleans and surrounding areas.

Make Music NOLA

Make Music NOLA’s goal is to give the children of New Orleans the keys to claim their musical heritage and the tools to build their creative legacy through music education.

Roots of Music

The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship, while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city.

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic has been providing medical care and community health programs for New Orleans performers since 1998.

Further Education

Phoenix of NOLA

The purpose of Phoenix Communities of NOLA is to make a positive impact in the lives of children, families, and communities by disrupting the narrative that has snared the lives of so many.

Bard Early College

Bard Early College in New Orleans (BECNO) engages bright, intellectually curious students through a tuition-free, immersive liberal arts curriculum.

826 New Orleans

826 New Orleans’ goal is to encourage the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing.

Launch Writing NOLA

Launch Writing NOLA is a community of writers, advocates, legal workers, and marketing professionals who work together to address the low literacy rates among marginalized minorities and create affordable marketing content for local low-income businesses to expand the narrative of these communities.

A Fresh Start

Codey’s NOLA

Codey’s is a commissary kitchen and coop for New Orleans greatest up and coming food entrepreneurs.

Operation Restoration

Operation Restoration supports women and girls impacted by incarceration to recognize their full potential, restore their lives, and discover new possibilities.

Sharp Men NOLA

Sharp Men Nola provides professional attire and resources for men trying to overcome workforce barriers to employment. 

Dress for Success New Orleans

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Thurman Perry Foundation

Thurman Perry Foundation is a Louisiana-based nonprofit operating nationally dedicated to bettering the lives of women and girls impacted by incarceration.

Innocence Project New Orleans

Innocence Project New Orleans frees innocent people sentenced to life in prison and those serving unjust sentences.

First 72 Plus

First 72 Plus’ mission is to stop the cycle of incarceration by fostering independence and self-sustainability through education, stable and secure housing & employment, health care, and community engagement.

The Promise of Justice Initiative

The Promise of Justice Initiative works to create positive change for people in the criminal legal system at the intersection of impact litigation, direct services and community engagement. Our tools include criminal and civil litigation, organizing, direct support, and policy advocacy.

Bastion Community of Resilience

Bastion provides a supportive living environment for injured veterans and families within our intentionally designed neighborhood by augmenting their care with neighbors, volunteers and specialists for a holistic approach to community integration.

Hope and Healing


Eden House is a movement to eradicate the trafficking and selling of human beings. We create systemic change through: ?youth prevention; education and legislative advocacy; and recovery and reentry services for victims, including long-term shelter.

Giving Hope NOLA

Giving Hope NOLA feeds, clothes, houses, and provides fellowship to those in need, in our community and around the world.

Angels’ Place NOLA

The mission of Angels’ Place is to provide ongoing support services to children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

VAYLA New Orleans

VAYLA exists as an embodiment and commitment to activating tomorrow’s AAPI leaders in New Orleans and beyond.

Boys Town Louisiana

Boys Town provides an array of life-changing youth care and health care services that meet each child and family exactly where they are so they get the right kind of care, at the right time, in the right way.

Susan G. Komen New Orleans

Susan G. Komen focuses on patient navigation and advocacy, providing resources for breast cancer patients to understand the American medical system. It has also funded research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer.

Youth Enrichment

Youth Empowerment Project (YEP)

YEP provides mentoring and youth advocacy, adult education and high school equivalency preparation, employment readiness and career exploration, and out-of-school time enrichment programming.

Emerging Philanthropists of NOLA

Emerging Philanthropists of NOLA engages a new class of members in a high-engagement six-month program to learn about philanthropy and give back to our NOLA community.

Son of a Saint

Son of a Saint equips fatherless boys with the tools they need to become productive men. We give them hope, vision and opportunity and provide a secure and consistent environment for them. 

New Orleans Family Justice Center

The Family Justice Center provides a range of free services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking and child abuse in the Greater New Orleans area. 

Good Eats for a Good Cause

Crescent City Café

Crescent City Café is volunteer-led free breakfast for the homeless and low-income people of New Orleans.

Café Reconcile

Café Reconcile is a nonprofit daytime restaurant serving Southern staples cooked by at-risk youth receiving job training.

Café Hope

Café Hope is a nonprofit culinary arts and life skills program for opportunity youth ages 17-24 throughout the Greater New Orleans area.

Help for the Unhoused

Covenant House

Covenant House provides teen shelter to LGBTQ, pregnant, and all young adults facing homelessness.

UNITY of Greater New Orleans

UNITY is a nonprofit community partnerships to end homelessness by providing housing and services to those in need.


Backstreet Cultural Museum

The mission of the Backstreet Cultural Museum is to preserve and perpetuate the unique cultural traditions of New Orleans’ African American society through collections, exhibitions and publications, public programs, and performances. These cultural traditions include Mardi Gras Indians, Skull and Bone gangs, Baby Dolls, jazz funerals, social aid and pleasure clubs, and other related activities, rituals and celebrations.

American-Italian Cultural Center

The American Italian Cultural Center promotes the culture and heritage of the American Italian community by offering Italian language and culture classes, seminars, concerts, and events.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience explores the many ways that Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by the distinct cultural heritage of their new homes.

Furry Friends

New Orleans Bulldog Rescue

New Orleans Bulldog Rescue (NOBR) is an all-breed dog rescue and advocacy organization, dedicated to furthering the human-canine bond, and advocating for the welfare of dogs in New Orleans and beyond.

Jefferson SPCA

The Jefferson SPCA promotes animal welfare in Jefferson Parish and we support the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, aiding in their lifesaving mission.  Our programs prevent and address animal cruelty and provide much-needed medical treatment, rescues, and ultimately adoptions for homeless pets.

Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO)

ARNO promotes the rescue and adoption of animals in the New Orleans area.

Trampled Rose Rescue & Rehab

Trampled Rose’s mission and dedication is to the recovery of orphaned, injured and abandoned dogs. Many of our rescues come from situations of abuse, cruelty, neglect or have special needs.


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