Louisiana AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who invest in opportunities for low and middle income individuals and families to build economic well-being. Members include private, public, corporate, and community foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions who want to help Louisianans secure economic stability, for now and for years to come. Louisiana AFN connects funders and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Together they share promising programs and smart strategies, gather knowledge to make their grantmaking more effective, and work to increase investments in asset building.

Louisiana AFN was launched in April 2019 as a regional affiliate of national AFN. Membership is open to funders who invest in a range of initiatives that build assets for Louisiana, from early childhood education, college access, or workforce development to health, financial capacity, or micro-enterprise. Grantmakers investing in Louisiana should contact Abby Hughes Holsclaw or Kara Wilkins if interested in joining this chapter.

How We Work

  • Educate: Louisiana AFN members learn from one another and other stakeholders as they seek solutions to local challenges. The chapter hosts forums on a variety of topics, gathering local leaders and national experts together to share data and ideas.
  • Elevate: Louisiana AFN highlights promising practices, key issues, and innovations in the field through funder-only dialogues as well as other convenings. Members provide an insightful voice to inform both regional and national conversations.
  • Influence: Louisiana AFN engages key stakeholders in the benefits of expanding access to opportunities to build assets. The chapter is working to raise the visibility of asset-building strategies within the broader community of foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions.
  • Grow: Louisiana AFN works to increase the number of grantmakers and resources focused on economic well-being. Members leverage one another’s interests and investments and actively look for additional funders willing to invest in the Louisiana.

Events

Join us July 24, 2019 in New Orleans

Contact

Are you a Louisiana grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.

 

Abby Hughes Holsclaw, abby@assetfunders.org
Kara Wilkins, kara@assetfunders.org

Steering Committee

Mary Ambrose

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Isabel Barrios

The Greater New Orleans Foundation

Kristin Batulis Masoner

Entergy Charitable Foundation

Morgan Buxton

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Tristi Charpentier

Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation

Elizabeth Cheung

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Alvin David

Baptist Community Ministries

Tania Hilburn

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Abby Hughes Holsclaw

Senior Director

AFN Staff

Chiquita Lattimore

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Katie Pritchett

Co-Chair

Capital Area United Way

Jana Sikdar

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Kara Wilkins

AFN Staff

Erika Wright

Erika Wright

Co-Chair

JPMorgan Chase & Co.