WFM awards more than $422,000 in grants in 2020 to organizations serving state’s women and girls

December 7, 2020 - General News, Grants, Homepage News - Posted by

The Foundation is announcing annual grants totaling $270,000 and awarded more than $152,000 in Rapid Response funding to keep women afloat during the pandemic

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, a public grantmaking foundation focused on designing and funding programs that support women and girls across the state, announced 2020 annual grant awards totaling $270,000 for eleven Mississippi-based programs. The investments fall in four of our priority areas identified by the Foundation: Better Futures: Two-Generation approach, Two-Generation Community College, Healthy Women, and Access to Opportunity: Community College. Earlier this year, to help women and girls respond to the crisis caused by the pandemic, we awarded more than $152,000 in Rapid Response awards bringing our total 2020 investment to more than $422,000. Learn more about our grants by visiting

The organizations and programs the 2020 annual grants will benefit include:  

Two-Generation, Better Futures Focus Area:

Two-Generation, Community College Focus Area:

Healthy Women Focus Area:

Access to Opportunity: Community College Focus Area:

The mission of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is economic security for women. 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 more than $4.5 million in grants benefiting nonprofits, programs, and educational institutions across Mississippi.

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