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WFM Executive Director Carol Penick tapped for board of internationally acclaimed Women’s Funding Network

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation, Carol Penick, has been selected to serve as a board member for the ground-breaking Women’s Funding Network. In just thirty years, The Women’s Funding Network (WFN) has … Read More

Social Media Survey and Contest is now open!

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi invites you to complete a ten-question survey about your use of social media, and be entered to win gift cards and gift certificates from local businesses. The results of the survey will help guide our … Read More

Women’s Foundation awards $200,000 in grants to serve female community college students

Total 2014 Grant Awards: $200,000 Coahoma Community College: Career Counseling and Remedial Prep Program for Women Focus Area: Access to Opportunity Geographic Area: Coahoma County – Clarksdale Grant Award: $50,000 Coahoma Community College will provide preparatory remedial training classes to … Read More

Faith in the Future: Reflections from an Evening with Myrlie Evers-Williams

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi “Women of Vision” event, September 18, 2014 About four years ago, I photocopied a picture of Medgar Evers and put it in my desk drawer at work. Each time I’d open the drawer to get a … Read More

New Video from Women’s Foundation

We are excited to share this new video, “When a Woman is Secure,” that showcases the important work of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi. We are especially happy to offer thoughts from a diverse group of those involved with the … Read More

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Grants

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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Featured Report

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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