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Women’s Foundation Awards $100,000 to enhance MI-BEST Program

In October 2015 the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM) awarded the Mississippi Community College Board a $100,000 grant to assist with the implementation of its new Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) program.  The grant will provide tuition/fees support … Read More

EMPOWR is Making an Impact: Peer Mentoring Model is Shared at National Conference

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution…how we can always, always give something, even if it … Read More

Beverly Hogan honored: 2015 Women of Vision Evening Event Series

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, the Women’s Foundation will present the final event in the series of 2015 Women of Vision evening events. Hosted by Carol Puckett and John Palmer, this event will honor Beverly Hogan. … Read More

2015 Annual Meeting

A Place at the Table: Engaging Women in the Future of Mississippi ANNUAL MEETING October 15, 2015 An exchange of ideas with special guests Laurene Powell Jobs Donna Barksdale and Toni Cooley Jackson Convention Complex 105 E. Pascagoula Street Jackson, Mississippi … Read More

Women of Vision Evening Event Series

Our 2015 Women of Vision Evening Event series got off to a great start last month at the home of Marian and Claiborne Barksdale in Oxford, Mississippi. Patti Carr Black enthralled the guests with tales of her childhood, her views on … 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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Featured Report

Pregnancy prevention: A guide for community colleges

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy have developed a brief online guide for Mississippi community colleges to implement the strategies outlined in the SB 2563 report from the 2014 Mississippi legislative session.  The guide provides background as well as practical ways to address each of the strategies on community college campuses. Click the link below to access the report.


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