Women’s Foundation Awards $285,000 in New Grants

October 1, 2018 - General News, Grants, Homepage News - Posted by


The Women’s Foundation has awarded over $3.8 Million in grants since 2003

Jackson, MS – October 1, 2018 – The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, a public grantmaking foundation focused on improving conditions for women and girls across the state, announced grant awards totaling $285,000 for eleven 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 Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Reproductive Health Education. The grants range from $5,000 to $40,000 and run between one and two years in length.

The organizations and programs the grants will benefit include: 

2ndChance Mississippi: Child Early Learning-Parental Education and Training Program

Itawamba Community College: Women Advancing Generational Employment and Success (W.A.G.E.S)

Mississippi State University – Meridian Campus: Stand by You Program for Mothers

Pearl River Community College: Making ‘WAVES’ (Women Achieving Victories and Educational Success)

Children’s Defense Fund – Southern Regional Office: Two-Generation Approach to Adult Education

We2Gether Creating Change: Wisdom Building for Children and Families

Community Foundation of Washington County (Girls Write the World): Girls Write the World

East Mississippi Community College: Plan2Postpone (P2P)

National Florence Crittenton Mission (The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects): Lighthouse Health Ambassadors

Teen Health Mississippi: LinkedUp – Connecting Teens to Birth Control Before College

University of Mississippi Medical Center: EmpowerU Project

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 $3.8 Million in grants benefitting nonprofits, programs, and educational institutions across Mississippi. In addition to the new awards granted in this cycle, the Foundation distributed $225,000 earlier this year, bringing the total 2018 investment to $510,000. Learn more about the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi by visiting our website at www.womensfoundationms.org.

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