For more than 116 years, Galatoire’s has been committed to the city of New Orleans and supports local causes and cultural programs throughout the community through the Galatoire Foundation, a New Orleans-based, non-profit organization.


This year's Mardi Gras Auction will take place on February 7, 2022 at Galatoire's Restaurant. Bid on table reservations in Galatoire's historic main dining room for lunch on Friday, February 25th. Tickets are available here.

100% of the proceeds from the Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions will benefit the Galatoire Foundation, Covenant House and Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré

Each year, the Galatoire Foundation holds Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions to assist in supporting local nonprofit organizations. Started in 2006, the Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions have raised more than $2.2 million for local charities. Each fun and lively auction allows guests the opportunity to reserve a table on Galatoire’s famed first floor the Fridays before Christmas and Mardi Gras. Those attending this year’s event will be required to wear masks as the health and safety of Galatoire’s patrons, community and staff remains priority, as it always has.

Since the inception, all proceeds have benefitted nearly two dozen New Orleans-area charitable organizations, from neighborhood rebuilding projects and crime prevention to youth programs and entrepreneurship efforts. Past recipients have included Dress for Success, Audubon Nature Institute, Liberty’s Kitchen, The Idea Village, The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation and more. The Galatoire Foundation has been dedicated to giving back to the New Orleans community and region that has patronized Galatoire’s for generations.


For more information, call (504) 525-2021.


Grant Consideration

Galatoire’s receives a number of requests. We will contact you directly if your organization is under consideration for partnership in our annual table auctions. Deadline for submission is September 15, annually. Requests from outside the New Orleans area are less likely to be given consideration.


  1. A non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 public charity status
  2. In operation for a minimum of five years
  3. Evidence of previous fundraising success
  4. An annual independent audit
  5. A volunteer board


Grant requests are not accepted via e-mail. If your organization falls within our criteria listed above, please mail a letter requesting consideration to:

Galatoire Foundation
209 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Organizations that the Galatoire Foundation has supported include:

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