WFM Awards $55K in Rapid Response Grants

April 30, 2020 - General News, Grants, Homepage News - Posted by

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi awards $55,000 in rapid response grants to organizations directly serving the state’s women and families in wake of the covid-19 pandemicThe funds will be used for critical needs like food, personal hygiene products, medical equipment and protective gear, technology, and mental health services.

April 30, 2020 – The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, a public grant making foundation focused on improving conditions for women and girls across the state, announced rapid response grant awards totaling $55,000 for eleven Mississippi-based nonprofit agencies and programs directly serving some of our state’s most vulnerable women and families in wake of the public health crisis caused by COVID-19. Awards will support organizations across the state that serve women and families, many at or below the poverty level who are already struggling, and find themselves even more severely impacted now. We know that this public health crisis is disproportionately affecting women and people of color. Many Mississippi women work in job sectors that are being hit the hardest by COVID-19: healthcare, retail, food services, social services, and education. These funds are available for immediate use by the granted organizations and will help them continue serving their communities.

The organizations and needs the grants will support include:

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