Many social and economic barriers hold back Mississippi women every day, limiting their opportunities to succeed. Our mission is to help them thrive. Because when women thrive, so does our state. That’s why we award grants to programs that drive social change – like decreasing unplanned pregnancies through medically accurate, evidence-based sexual education, or helping mothers graduate in order to provide a better quality of life for their children.
Since 2012, we’ve given $2.2 million in total grants to local organizations across the state, changing the lives of thousands of women and girls and sparking real change in our communities.
We streamline the grant process to realize the maximum benefit for philanthropy that benefits women and girls in Mississippi. With a deep well of staff experience working in this sector and a committed board at the forefront of trends affecting the state, we’re an effective channel for funders looking to make a difference for women and girls in Mississippi.
Thorough vetting – Through the application and follow-up reporting processes, we develop partnerships with trusted grantee organizations and measure impact to know what’s working.
Inclusion – We help identify organizations working with underrepresented populations and invite them to apply for grants.
Collaborate – A grant from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi isn’t just a check. It’s an invitation to a circle of organizations working together, sharing best practices, and moving the needle for women and girls.
Build capacity – Through support, we help organizations develop the capacity needed to raise sustainable funds, connect to supporters, and continue making a positive impact in Mississippi.