Hancock Whitney Awards $200K in Grants to 16 Non-Profits across Gulf South Footprint

Sunada Brookins
October 21, 2019

For the second consecutive year, Hancock Whitney has awarded $200,000 in competitive grants to 16 non-profit organizations to help broaden community development efforts across the Gulf South.

The grant winners are qualifying 501 (c)(3) organizations engaged in affordable housing construction and rehabilitation for low-to-moderate-income individuals, programs that support small businesses, and youth programs for low-to-moderate-income youth that provide job training, entrepreneurship training, and internship opportunities. Grant recipients include:

BakerRipley (Houston, TX)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (Sarasota, FL)

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (Fort Walton Beach, FL)

Families Helping Families NOLA (New Orleans, LA)

Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education (New Orleans, LA)

Good News Outreach (Tallahassee, FL)

Good Work Network (New Orleans, LA)

Goodwill Industries-Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast, Inc. (Mobile, AL)

Hancock Resource Center (Waveland, MS)

Lighthouse of Pinellas (Largo, FL)

Louisiana Green Corps (New Orleans, LA)

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (New Orleans, LA)

Reconcile New Orleans, Inc. (New Orleans, LA)

Tallahassee Lenders Consortium (Tallahassee, FL)


Rebuilding Together New Orleans and Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. received the 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 five Gulf South states the bank serves. 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 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 and are very grateful for their partnership in managing this strong response and their commitment to our communities.

We wish to thank and recognize all grant applicants who are doing impactful work and making a difference in the lives of the underserved. As we continue to expand our community development efforts, we’ll look for more opportunities to partner with organizations in the communities we serve.