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Grants in Action


Methodist Health System Foundation Grantees

Methodist Health System Foundation Grantee

Methodist Health System Foundation Grantee









Methodist Health System Foundation is helping improve the physical, emotional and mental health status of the citizens of the metropolitan New Orleans area with an emphasis on New Orleans East, Gentilly, St. Bernard and beyond through a variety of area grants. Below is a sampling of our Grants in Action in the community.

Please see our grantees page for more information on individual grantee activity.

St Thomas Community Health Center - Columbia Parc 

The newest health center located on the corner of St. Bernard Avenue and Caton Street fills a gap in services for individuals and families living in the Bayou District to the extended areas of Gentilly. The Columbia Parc Health Center, currently housed in a fully-equipped temporary trailer during construction of a 4900 square foot permanent building, is designed to address the needs of all members of the community living in a unique mixed-income area. The Methodist Health System Foundation supports the new center with a grant to facilitate the hiring of staff physicians. 

Liberty's Kitchen - Externship program

Liberty's Kitchen is an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of at-risk youth by building self sufficiency and independent living in a supportive community where they learn life, social, and employ-ability skills in a culinary setting.


University of Holy Cross -


Nursing Scholarships

The Nursing Scholarship Program addresses the demand for skilled health-care professionals in our community as well as relieves the financial pressure so the student can focus on a quality education.

Volunteers of America - Fresh Food Factor 

Nourishing the body, nurturing the soul and lifting the community; VOA's state of the art 8,500 sq ft commercial kitchen called the Fresh Food Factor addresses the growing problem of childhood obesity in Louisiana. 

New Orleans East Louisiana - Community Health Center

While the original focus of the NOELA  Community Health Center was answering healthcare needs of the predominantly Vietnamese population in its service area, the Center is now seeing a large number of Hispanic patients among its diverse client base. Every culture has certain traditions and beliefs related to health. The Center builds on those customs to educate families and strengthen their comfort in accessing healthcare.  Additionally, patients benefit from behavioral health services including counseling, stress management, relationship and family therapy, and such social services as case management, Medicaid/Medicare enrollment and language access.