established in 2018
BACKGROUND AND MISSION
Growing up near New Orleans, Lauren quickly learned that no one is a stranger; her home has always had an open door. Her family would welcome in those in need and neighbors alike. For Lauren, this created a value of diversity and an understanding of humanity’s uniqueness. Because of this, she founded The Price Fund to honor and memorialize her grandfather who taught her how to love the world one relationship at a time.
Lauren’s mission is to instill hope and love among all people, no matter their background. She invests time into people and actively works to heal wounds and injustices experienced by others.
At its core, the Price Fund is designed to establish care for children, elderly, and those in need around the world through communal initiatives and outreach.
Thanks to your incredible generosity, earlier this year, The Price Fund made a $170,000 gift to The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
GIVE YOURSELVES A ROUND OF APPLAUSE! This is amazing grant has been working to allow at-risk youth the opportunity to receive an excellent education. While NOCCA is tuition-free, there are costs associated with basic supplies, auditions, and travel.
The Price Fund covered ALL these costs for students from households with incomes at or below the poverty line or from families managing unexpected hardships. Help continue to support these incredible, deserving students as they pursue their passions by donating to The Price Fund!
We are thrilled to announce we are building a school in the Congo in partnership with Bob Goff’s Love Does Foundation!
The school will soon serve more than 300 kids in Goma, a city on the far east side of the Democratic Republic of Congo near the border of Rwanda. Goma is a conflict zone, the region has been unstable since the Kivu conflict, an armed conflict between the military and an armed rebel group, began in 2004.
Educating children living in conflict zones empowers them to break the cycle of war and build a culture of peace. Attending school restores normalcy, even in the midst of conflict, and helps to restore hope in these communities. Along with a quality education, students will be taught character development, peace building skills, conflict resolution and leadership.
I cannot wait to cheer these amazing students and staff in all they do!
Thank you again for your incredible gifts!!I am so thankful we all get to do this together!
Focusing On Home
While the impact of Lauren’s giving reaches all ages from all corners of the globe, the focus of 2019 hits much closer to home. From an early age, the jazz music that permeated the streets New Orleans found its way into her soul. Music sparked creativity, offered comfort, provided an outlet and so much more. Through music, Lauren found a gifting and calling and she wants to provide all children with the same opportunity – to reveal a piece of their stories.
This transformative medium, heard on countless city blocks, is quickly disappearing from New Orleans schools. As a result, access to music and all its benefits, are in short supply in communities that need it most.
Through partnerships with several organizations, The Price Fund brings music back to the classroom by training teachers, bringing performances and programs to schools and providing resources and materials to fuel creativity and impact communities for years to come.
Ellis Marsalis Center
Located in the 9th ward, the Ellis Marsalis Center provides a safe, positive environment where underserved children and youth develop musically, academically and socially.Learn More
Young Audiences of Louisiana Charter School
In our school teachers and administrators work to help every student to reach their greatest potential by providing a creative, nurturing, and challenging academic environment to equip them to take their place in today's innovative and entrepreneurial economy.Learn More
Roots of Music
The Roots of Music marching band empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of the city.Learn More