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Danos Foundation awards grants to 16 nonprofit organizations

Danos Foundation awards grants to 16 nonprofit organizations

The Danos Foundation has awarded grants to 16 nonprofit organizations in south Louisiana and one organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Organizations in Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, New Orleans and Thibodaux areas are all recipients of the combined $45,000 of funding for organizational programming.

Among organizations awarded funding are the Second Harvest Food Bank for Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes and HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge, which both aim to reduce hunger and increase food stability; Eden House of New Orleans, which provides recovery services to human trafficking victims; Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, the Lafayette area program that provides services to youth from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances; and Beverly’s Birthdays, Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that provides birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in need.

Each fall, the grant issuing arm of the Danos Foundation, Danos GIVES, accepts applications from 501(c) 3 or 170(b) nonprofit organizations that benefit education, healthcare, environmental or welfare initiatives in areas where the company conducts business, with special consideration given to organizations focusing on welfare from 2017-2020. Applications are due each year by August 31.

Established in 2017, this is the second year the Danos Foundation has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations. Employee contributions and company support provide funding for Danos GIVES, as well as Danos WORKS, which contributes money to qualified organizations where Danos employees volunteer their personal time.

To learn more about Danos GIVES and the foundation, and for a complete list of grant recipients, visit