News & Events
We are thrilled to announce we have received a second grant from the Walmart Foundation. This $650,000 grant will expand our Pathways to Opportunity grantmaking initiative, with a more intense focus on increasing the completion rates of low income women … Read More
On December 3, 2013, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi will participate in a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving—when individuals, families, charities, businesses, students, retailers and … Read More
This year we are excited to award the second and final round of funding to eight existing grantees. Last year the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi pledged two year grants to eight nonprofits. Why award two year grants? We understand how … Read More
Several people have requested a copy of Dr. Rob Pearigen’s remarks at the Women’s Foundation ” Women of Vision” luncheon. We have posted them here for your reference. Thank you, Dr. Pearigen, for these beautiful words in honor of 10 incredible … Read More
2003 Group of donors (Tim and Jean Medley and Jane Hiatt) pooled about $75,000 to start a women’s fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson. They awarded $6,000 in grants that year. The endowment was at $0. 2007 Carol … Read More
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. The Women’s Fund seeks to fund programs that specifically target the most vulnerable women and girls. Our next grant cycle starts in the summer of 2013.
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.