Team Happy Foundation

Mission Statement

To inspire the next generation of first responders and wetland scientists through cultural literature, education, and advocacy.


Founded in 2005, Team Happy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New Orleans focused on empowering future leaders. We actively engage the imagination of students to create spaces that embrace hurricane preparedness and deltaic preservation. Our award-winning model has supported recovery efforts in Haiti, Puerto Rico, and throughout the continental U.S.

Key Objectices

1. Develop community capacity for climate resilience.

2. Design coastal restoration advocacy programs.

3. Deliver eco-friendly humanitarian relief.

4. Donate books to children in distressed areas.

Signature Programs

Big Wanda Bookmobile provides free books to 500 kids annually during Hurricane Season. Access to age-appropriate literature improves overall reading comprehension.

Cypress Tree Club partners with local teachers to increase awareness during the school year about the powerful connection between marsh creation and storm readiness.

The Next 300, a collaborative film and media platform, uplifts the aspirations of high school students.

Rethinking Resilience lecture series helps young adults design a more inclusive future.

Rapid Response Initiative delivers joy and other essential supplies to families impacted by climate crises.