Pro Bono Publico Foundation Announces Grants

January 21st, 2021

Continuing its ongoing commitment to invest in New Orleans public schools and high-quality public education, today the Pro Bono Publico Foundation (“PBPF”) announced its 2020 -2021 grants totaling $1,000,000 to 74 recipients.

Today’s virtual grant award ceremony, which included PBPF board members and representatives of schools and organizations receiving grants, was joined by more than 80 participants.

This year’s award ceremony marked the sixth consecutive year PBPF grants totaled $1,000,000 and brings the cumulative grant total to more than $9,300,000 through 14 grant cycles. As the Rex Organization prepares for its 150th anniversary in 2022, the PBPF looks forward to breaking the $10,000,000 mark for cumulative grants since its founding following Hurricane Katrina.

Through the foundation’s grants to schools, supporting organizations, and its Strategic Innovation Grant that helps retain and recruit high-quality teachers across New Orleans’ public charter system, it touches institutions serving all 49,000 of our city’s public charter school students. The foundation’s 74 grants this year include 9 charter management organizations responsible for 48 schools; 22 individual charter schools; 9 other schools, including several serving children with special needs; 25 organizations that provide supporting services to students and schools; 5 policy and advocacy organizations; and 4 college support organizations.

View press release for full details and list of recipients.