Hancock Whitney has awarded $140,000 in competitive grants to 12 non-profit organizations making major differences for people and communities across the Gulf South.
The grant winners are qualifying 501 (c)(3) organizations providing affordable housing, small business, economic development, and youth programs to local communities. Grant recipients include:
BakerRipley (Houston, TX)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County (Bradenton, FL)
Boys Town North Florida (Tallahassee, FL)
Chinese Community Center (Houston, TX)
Disability Connection (Gulfport, MS)
Florida State University Foundation (Tallahassee, FL)
Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Gulfport, MS)
Louisiana Green Corps (New Orleans)
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (New Orleans)
Rising Foundations (New Orleans)
Project Build a Future of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County in Tampa, Florida, received top grant awards.
Funded by Hancock Whitney through its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program, the competitive grants align with the bank’s larger community development efforts throughout the Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas region. This initiative is another way that we reinvest in the communities we serve according to our core values and our mission to help people achieve their financial goals and dreams.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation was instrumental in creating awareness about the grants across the Hancock Whitney footprint and managed the grant application process. Because of their help, we received a tremendous outpouring of interest in the competitive grants - 266 grant applications - and are very grateful for their partnership in managing this strong response and their commitment to our communities.
We feel that our applicants are outstanding, and our winners are bright, shining forces for opportunities in their respective communities. We wish to thank and recognize all grant applicants and celebrate the grant winners. As we continue to expand our community development efforts, we’ll look for more opportunities to partner with organizations in the communities we serve.