Lowernine

The majority (67%) of Tulane University Fall 2016 Class’s evaluators found their $10,000 grant to Lowernine to be a good decision with a good outcome because the donation went to a worthy cause and was used as intended. However, 33% stated that the grant was a good decision with a bad outcome because they needed more detail regarding the way the money was spent. Lowernine is an organization dedicated to long-term recovery efforts in the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood of New Orleans. Lowernine has fully rebuilt 88 homes destroyed by flooding due to Katrina. The grant was used to help cover housing costs for the organization’s long term volunteers and purchase food, utilities, and cleaning supplies.