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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

Women’s Foundation Annual Meeting set for Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM) invites community members to attend its annual meeting December 2, 2014. This year’s program features a presentation by Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and co-executive director of the successful women’s advocacy group “UltraViolet.” WFM Executive … Read More

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!

Update: Congratulations to the survey contest winners, Julie Radico and Connie Baird Thomas! The contest is now closed. The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi invites you to complete a ten-question survey about your use of social media, and be entered to … 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

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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