New Orleans, LA

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About New Orleans

Under the leadership of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans has affirmed a commitment to advance efforts to improve life outcomes of Black Men and Boys. With a history of philanthropic investments supporting local organizations and groups working to transform education, criminal justice and other public systems, New Orleans, scored an 85 overall in the first Promise of Place report. 

New Orleans was given the maximum 30 points for NOLA for Life, a strategy aimed at reducing the city's murder rate through initiatives and partnerships. New Orleans also received a maximum 20 points for "targeted funding supporting black men and boys," which measures philanthropic donations per 100,000 residents. Between 2008 and 2012, New Orleans directed $2.3 million -- or $673,683 per 100,000 capita -- toward such efforts.

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