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What We Fund

Past Initiatives and Projects







  • "WWOZ Tricentennial Music Moments"
    With the lead support of The Helis Foundation, WWOZ celebrated the New Orleans Tricentennial with the launch of a series of radio mini-documentaries celebrating the musical history and culture of New Orleans.





  • Gallier Hall Art Restoration
    In October of 2016, 2018 NOLA Foundation announced the launch of a $5 million dollar private fundraising campaign for the interior renovations led by a gift from The Helis Foundation.


  • "Guns in the Hands of Artists" Exhibition
    This exhibition featured over thirty nationally known artists who used decommissioned guns from the streets of New Orleans to create original works of art dealing with the issue of guns in our society.

  • The Music Box Roving Village
    With lead support from The Helis Foundation,
    New Orleans Airlift’s interactive kinetic musical structures took up residence from April 5 – May 10, 2015 in City Park to host performances, artist talks, educational workshops and free interactive hours where members of the public could play the musical houses.


  • "30 Americans" Exhibition
    Minimalism, abstraction, conceptualism, performance, new media, installation art, identity politics, deconstruction, street aesthetics, and the return of figuration—every major development in contemporary art over the past four decades is represented.

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