What We Fund

The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established and funded by the William Helis Family.

The Art Funds of The Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.

Explore The Helis Foundation’s major initiatives and special projects:

Evenings with Enrique Presented by The Helis Foundation

Evenings with Enrique

Free Art & Outdoor Entertainment Returns to New Orleans Botanical Garden Every Wednesday in October

“Evenings with Enrique” returns this fall to New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park on October 6...

Ayo Scott "Lessons" Mural


Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the  Arts Council New Orleans launched in summer 2019 with the unveiling of five new murals throughout the Arts District New Orleans. Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation is the first multi-mural exhibition of large scale artwork in Downtown New Orleans...

B Mike exhibit at Newcomb

Art For All

Free Admission for Louisiana Residents to New Orleans Institutions