Youth Empowerment Project

Our Supporters

Our Funders

YEP is able to provide quality services to some of New Orleans’ most vulnerable youth thanks to our current foundation and agency funders as well as our generous.

Andrus Family Fund

Ann & Robert S. Boh Family Fund

AT&T Foundation

Baptist Community Ministries

Capital One

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation

City of New Orleans

Cox Community Grants

Cricket Island Foundation

Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Entergy

Fore!Kids Foundation

Goldring Family Foundation

GPOA Foundation

Greater New Orleans Foundation

IBERIABANK

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Louisiana Community and Technical College System

Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice

MaggieGeorge Foundation

Moyer Foundation

Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

Pearl Family Foundation

Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents program

RosaMary Foundation

Ruth Fertel Foundation

New Orleans City Council

Trafigura Foundation

U.S. Department of Education

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

United Way of St. Charles

Urban Strategies

Verstappen Family Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Woldenberg Foundation

Zemurray Foundation

40 under 40

YEP’s 2017 40 Under 40 cohort marks its second anniversary and is made up of a select group of young professionals who pledged to give $40 per month for the duration of 2017 in order to:

  • Have a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of underserved young people in New Orleans.
  • Gain exclusive invitations to quarterly social and philanthropic events hosted by YEP.
  • Help lead a community of like-minded, young and civically engaged leaders who are committed to strengthening New Orleans.

Together, this cohort will raise nearly $20,000 during 2017 that will provide education services, mentoring support, enrichment programming and employment readiness training to more than 1,000 of our city’s most vulnerable youth. YEP’s 40 Under 40 fundraising initiative was launched in 2016.