The General Fund of The Helis Foundation

  • 1955—Present

The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established and funded by the William Helis Family. The Helis Foundation’s resources and objectives are divided into two areas: the general fund, and the Diana Helis Henry and Adrienne Helis Malvin Art Funds. The general fund focuses on community needs primarily within the Metropolitan New Orleans area by granting funds to numerous local nonprofit organizations.

In 2016, The General Fund of The Helis Foundation provided contributions to over 100 community organizations in the Metropolitan New Orleans area, with the following community organizations receiving major support:

Bureau of Governmental Research
New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation
Northshore Community Foundation: Northshore Weather Relief Fund
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
The National WWII Museum
United Way of Southeast Louisiana