For more than 118 years, Galatoire’s has been committed to the city of New Orleans and supports local causes and cultural programs throughout the community through Galatoire Foundation, a New Orleans-based, non-profit organization.


100% of the proceeds from this year's Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions will benefit Galatoire Foundation and ten other local non-profits, including two table partners and eight micro grant recipients. The table partners are Bayou District Foundation, NAMI New Orleans and Galatoire Foundation. The micro grant recipients are Electric Girls, Girls on the Run, Historic BK House and Gardens, Hotel Hope, Project Lazarus, Raphael Village, St. Michael Special School and YEAH! YOGA

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 $3.3 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. 

Since the inception, all proceeds have benefitted dozens New Orleans-area charitable organizations, from neighborhood rebuilding projects and crime prevention to youth programs and entrepreneurship efforts. Past recipients have included Covenant House, Platio Planters of the Vieux Carré, Kingsley House, 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.

The Galatoire Foundation is dedicated to the people of New Orleans and will leave a legacy on a region that has patronized Galatoire’s for generations.


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 Galatoire Foundation has supported include:

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