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Focus on Older Teens and Young Adults is a Smart Strategy for Reducing Unplanned Pregnancies

Note: This piece first appeared as a guest blog post for Rethink Mississippi on Feb. 10, 2015 Everyone seems to be an expert on how to reduce teenage pregnancies. Politicians are particularly eager to offer their new and innovative ideas. By now … Read More

2015 “Women of Vision” Luncheon Honorees Announced

Wednesday, March 18, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi will host Women of Vision 2015, a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This event highlights the work the Women’s Foundation has been doing to foster economic security for women and … Read More

When Life Gets In The Way

What is the definition of help?  According to Webster’s Dictionary the definition of help is to do something that makes it easier for someone to do a job, deal with a problem; to assist someone. I ask myself where I … Read More

Report now available: Women’s Foundation Social Media Survey

In October of 2014, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi conducted a social media survey to learn more about how people in our network engage in social media, as well as to learn what topics are of most interest to our … Read More

Women’s Foundation featured charity for month of December & new book promotion featuring women leaders in Mississippi

Today several members of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi team visited with community members as they sipped their morning coffee at Broad Street Bakery in Banner Hall. WFM board member Inglish DeVoss and senior staff members Carol Penick and Laurel … Read More

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is Not Currently Seeking Grant Applications

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is the only grantmaking organization in Mississippi entirely dedicated to funding programs that improve the lives of women and girls statewide. This year the Women’s Foundation seeks to fund programs that increase the completion rate of women in community college. Click here for more information and application instructions.

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Taxpayer Costs of Teen Births Report

The 2011 report describes the economic costs of teen births for every county in Mississippi. These taxpayer costs can be attributed primarily to the lost tax revenue from lower wages among teen parents and their children, incarceration costs of sons of teen parents, and foster care costs. Click the button below to download the report and access supporting materials.

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