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How to Apply

Grant Program Requirements

Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen

  • Applicant must be a 501c3 K-8 public, private or charter school. Consideration will also be given to a school foundation applying on behalf of a non-profit K-8 public, private or charter school if the foundation exists solely to benefit and support the named school on the application.
  • Interested Schools should submit a letter of interest to Emeril Lagasse Foundation demonstrating its willingness and ability to implement Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen. Upon consideration, the foundation will contact qualified schools with further application instructions. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.

Community Grants Program

  • Applicant must be a 501c3 organization delivering culinary, nutrition, and arts education with a focus on life skills development.
  • Preference will be given to applicants located in Greater New Orleans and/or the Gulf South Region of the United States.

Small Grants Program

  • Applicant must be a 501c3 organization with existing school garden and/or culinary education programs.
  • Prioritize applications from Emeril’s restaurant geographic areas; nationwide awards are based on need and mission alignment.

How to Apply

Emeril Lagasse Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests. Interested and qualified organizations should mail a concept paper no longer than three pages to:

Emeril Lagasse Foundation
829 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 212-2222

Concept papers should include the following:

  • Project summary (200 words)
  • Need and readiness statement
  • Objectives, activities and timeline
  • Project budget

Grant consideration is limited to:

  • Organizations with 501c3 status
  • Organizations that do not discriminate by race, religion, sex, age or national origins

Timelines

After review, if your concept paper indicates that a full and detailed grant application would be appropriate for consideration by our review panel, you will be asked to submit a full proposal for one of the two grant cycle deadlines in the year, Spring (March 1) or Fall (September 1). If the concept paper is not received prior to August 1, it will not be considered.

Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen

  • Application Deadline: Rolling

Community Grants Program

  • Concept Paper Deadline: Rolling, August 1. Papers received less than one month prior to August 1 will not be considered for that calendar year.
  • Application Deadline: March 1, September 1

Small Grant Program

  • Concept Paper Deadline: Rolling, August 1. Papers received less than one month prior to August 1 will not be considered for that calendar year.
  • Application Deadline: March 1, September 1