This month, people, public health organizations, nonprofits, and community health organizations across the country are sharing reasons why to say “thanks” to birth control. But what is Thanks, Birth Control Day and why does it matter?
There is no better way to engage your community and create more opportunities for women and girls in the state than by engaging in public policy. But what is public policy and how can you get involved? We spoke to Alicia Netterville, principal at Acclivity Group and former Deputy Director and Policy Director of ACLU […]
Improving the health of Mississippi women is one of our top priorities. And through our strategic grant process, we’re able to allocate funds to local organizations that help make a positive impact. In this article, we’ll discuss a few ways our grants support women’s health in the state and how this support helps women and […]
When women thrive, so does our state. That’s why we award grants to programs that drive social change–like improving educational outcomes for Mississippi women. In this article, we’ll discuss three ways our grants support women’s education in the state and how this support helps women and their families thrive. WFM Grants Support Two Generations of […]
Our mission is to help women thrive. And one way we do that is through strategically allocating grant funds to community-focused projects and organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of women in the state. One such organization is the Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health (IAMH). Since its founding in 2019, IAMH […]
One of our top priorities is to improve the health of Mississippi women. And while we ensure this by supporting evidence-based and medically accurate sex education, and providing grant funds to programs that provide essential health resources to women in the state, we recognize that improving women’s health is something we can all take part […]
The mission of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is economic security for women. We operate from a place of opportunity for women. These principles guide our work: We are advocates, catalysts for transformation in the lives of women and girls, monitoring public discourse, educating, sharing information, and supporting policies to achieve meaningful change. We strive […]
Did you know that when you support the Women’s Foundation, you’re actually helping to support the next generation of Mississippi women? That’s because we utilize what is known as the “two-generation approach” in our grantmaking process. In this article, we’ll explore the two-generation approach and five reasons why it is essential in helping women and […]
The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM) is excited to participate in the Mississippi Humanities Council’s monthly event, “Ideas on Tap”! This month’s event will focus on sharing ways communities can increase women’s access to equitable healthcare. Women face many barriers in healthcare due to a lack of representation in medical research and clinical trials, a […]
When asked how to create a more equitable world, many people would suggest volunteering or attending advocacy events as a way to inspire positive change. And while these are great ways to promote equity, there is another effective way to do so: gender lens investing. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) defines Gender Lens Investing […]
In a previous article, we covered how individuals can boost equity and promote positive change by participating in Gender Lens Investing (GLI). But does the same apply to companies? We spoke with Kelley-Frances Fenelon and Mona Patni at JUST Capital to find out. Creating Just Companies JUST Capital is an organization that works to demonstrate […]
As the 2022 Mississippi Legislative Session draws to a close, let’s take a look at how new legislation will impact women across the state. Listed below are a few bills, some approved and others not approved by legislators, that influence key systems affecting women.