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The Edgar "Dooky" Jr. and Leah Chase Family Foundation seeks to cultivate and support organizations that engage in activities that support cultural arts, education, culinary arts, and social justice.

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Address: Dooky Chase Foundation, P.O. Box 791313 New Orleans, LA 70179
Phone: 205/283-6005

Grant Guidelines

We discourage unsolicited proposals, and very few are funded.
We cannot respond to all requests due to the volume of concept letters received.
We will contact you only if the concept letter is under consideration.

The following requests are not related to concept letters for education programs, and therefore cannot be considered by Dooky Chase Foundation and will not receive a response:
  • Personal appearance requests for Chef Leah Chase
  • Autograph or letter of support requests for Chef Leah Chase
  • Requests for personal financial assistance and/or scholarships for individuals
  • In-kind donations of 200+ food servings for fundraising or charity events
  • Request of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant services

Grant consideration is limited to:

  • Organizations with 501(c)3 status
  • Organizations that operate in Louisiana
    Requests from outside of these geographic areas are not eligible for consideration, and will not receive a response.
  • Organizations that do not discriminate by race, religion, sex, age or national origin
Grant requests are not accepted via e-mail. If your organization falls within our criteria listed above, please mail a request for proposal no longer than three pages to:

Dooky Chase Foundation P.O. Box 791313 New Orleans, LA 70179

If your request for proposal is eligible for consideration, you will be contacted with further grant application instructions and criteria.


Every contribution helps to support those organizations that encourage education, culinary arts, cultural arts and social justice activities. The communities of Louisiana would not be where it is today, without your help.


By Mail

Dooky Chase Foundation, Donations, P.O. Box 791313 New Orleans, LA 70179


Corporate Support

Partnering with The Edgar "Dooky" Jr. and Leah Chase Foundation provides companies with the opportunity to support the programs and initiatives in the city in which you do business. Benefits include exposure as a sponsor during special events, brand and logo exposure on our website and highlight on our Partners page.

If you are interested in making a corporate gift, please contact Tracie Griffin at 205/283-6005 or



Past Beneficiaries 


A’s & Aces

Besh Foundation

Chef John Folse's Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University

Community Works of Louisiana

Cypress Academy

Dillard University

Edible Schoolyard

Grow Dat Youth Farm (Tulane University)

Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp

Mid-City Ministries

New Orleans Council on Aging

Odyssey House

Providence Community Housing

Silverback Society, Inc.

St. Katherine Drexel Prepatory School

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church - St. Edmund's Social Concern and Community Concert for Black History Month

Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)

The Beautiful Foundation, Inc.

The Musical Arts Society 

Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans - Mentoring Children of Promise

Xavier University of Louisiana


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