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Creating opportunity: Mississippi & Single Stop U.S.A.

The mission of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is economic security for women. One of the ways that we bring this mission to life is by sustainable and intentional grant making. Our goal is to fund organizations that give Mississippi women opportunities … Read More

Giving back: An invitation to Gulf Coast donors and friends

Here at the Women’s Foundation, we are aware our success is impossible without an active and passionate support system of givers. We decided to go on the road and show our appreciation for our donors and friends on the Mississippi Gulf … Read More

Becoming a Fan of Social Media: One Executive Director’s Transformation

Okay, I will admit it.  I am not a huge fan of social media.  The advent of Facebook just missed me in college, so I never really got it and still don’t.  I fancy myself way-too-private-a person for what I … Read More

Why Advocacy?

  I want to live in Mississippi the rest of my life. I want to raise my son here, and watch him flourish. While I appreciate the positive attributes of my home state, the Mississippi I want to live in … Read More

Remarks by Rob Pearigen at 2015 Women of Vision Luncheon

Once again, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi has chosen to honor persons of vision who are also persons of action—individuals whose vision allows them to see not “as through a glass dimly” but with clarity and purpose, and whose determination … 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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