Women’s Foundation Awards $200,000 in New Grants

December 2, 2019 - General News, Grants, Homepage News - Posted by

New Grants Awarded


The Women’s Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in grants since 2003

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, a public grant making foundation focused on improving conditions for women and girls across the state, announced grant awards totaling $200,000 for nine Mississippi-based nonprofit agencies and programs. The investments fall in two of our priority areas identified by the Foundation: Access to Opportunity through a Two-Generation Approach and Healthy Women & Reproductive Health Education. The grants range from $7,500 to $25,000 and run for one year in length.

The organizations and programs the grants will benefit include:

Two-Generation Focus Area:
Tutwiler Community Center, Tutwiler, MS – Quilting for Generations ($17,500)
Vox Press, Greenville, MS and Pearl, MS – Children with Incarcerated Parents
Wellness Program ($7,500)

Healthy Women Focus Area:
Cary Christian Center, Cary, MS – Sexual Health Skills Development ($25,000)
Delta Health Center, Mound Bayou, MS – #ProjectRAD (Reaching Adolescents in the Delta) ($25,000)
Exchange Club Family Center, Oxford, MS – Raising Mothers to Rise ($25,000)
Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS – Back Off Baby -I am in College ($25,000)
Magnolia Medical Foundation, Biloxi, MS – Encouraging Responsible and Informed Choices: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program ($25,000)
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS – Health Promotions and Wellness Department: EmpowerHER ($25,000)
Spring Initiative, Clarksdale, MS – Healthy Girls, Powerful Women, Strong Communities ($25,000)

Originally a fund housed at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, the Women’s Foundation has been an independent 501(c)(3) since 2008. In that time, the Foundation has awarded over $4 million in grants benefitting nonprofits, programs, and educational institutions across Mississippi. Learn more about the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi by visiting our website at www.womensfoundationms.org.

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