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For Mother’s Day: A 2-Generation Story

Two-generation programs provide opportunities for and meet the needs of parents and their children, together. With opportunity more readily available, multiple generations of Mississippi women can create paths to success. Nikendra Dotson and her 8-year old daughter have both benefitted … Read More

Featured Grantee: Methodist Children’s Home

Project: Girls Matter Focus Area: Planned Pregnancy   The abused and neglected girls in foster care at Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) are already at a social and economic disadvantage. The RN-led Girls Matter program teaches these girls comprehensive sex ed including safe sex … Read More

Featured Grantee: Northeast Mississippi Community College

Project: Fueling the Career Focus Area: Access to Opportunity / Community College   This WFM-funded program at Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) is based on the “Securing a Better Future” research the WFM commissioned from IWPR in 2014 to understand the needs … Read More

Meet the Board: Kimberly Hilliard

At the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, we love our board members and want to be sure you know who they are! Their individual and collective strength, support, and leadership are key to helping women thrive. Kimberly Hilliard (Secretary) Kimberly Hilliard, Ph.D., … Read More

Meet the Board: Kim Burke

At the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, we love our board members and want to be sure you know who they are! Their individual and collective strength, support, and leadership are key to helping women thrive. Kim Burke (2017 Chair-elect) Kimberly Gladden … Read More

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Grants

Record Level of Grants Awarded

$785,000 in grants to 16 organizations that help women thrive Learn More

Featured Report

Access to Opportunity coverACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY: CASE STUDY OF WFM GRANTS

Our grants support innovative programs that help women succeed in college and move toward economic security. Learn about programs we fund at Coahoma Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Jones County Junior College, and Holmes Community College.

These case studies highlight the successes, challenges, and lessons learned by these 2014-2015 grantees and program participants.

Read the case studies here: Access to Opportunity Case Study

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