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Joe W. & Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

Joe W. & Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

320 Hammond Hwy., Ste. 500

Metairie, LA United States 70005-5100


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $136,496,391

Total giving: $3,580,392






Established in 1959 in LA

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for science, community benefit, human services, conservation, the environment, the arts, religion, education, and medical and health purposes.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has an active PRI program providing loans for low-income and temporary housing and for medical research. .

Service Learning Program

Service learning is a learn-by-doing approach to the curriculum. Students receive practical hands-on experience in the subject matter studied by meeting identified community needs through active participation. It is a practical way to take classroom learning and apply it in "real world" settings. Specific community needs can be addressed by students interested in making a difference in an intentional way. See foundation web site for application guidelines.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Food aid
  • Health
  • Homeless services
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Natural resources
  • Religion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $136,496,391 (market value)

Expenditures: $8,274,267

Total giving: $3,580,392

Qualifying distributions: $5,816,529