Women’s Foundation of Mississippi Awards More Than $680,000 In Grants In 2021 to Organizations Serving State’s Women and Girls
December 16, 2021 - General News, Grants, Homepage News - Posted by Women's Foundation Team
The Foundation is announcing annual grants totaling $360,000 in addition to the more than $320,000 awarded earlier in the year
Jackson, MS – December 16, 2021- The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, a public grantmaking foundation focused on funding programs that support women and girls across the state, awarded more than $680,000 in grants this year. Today, they announced 2021 annual grant awards totaling $360,000 for eleven Mississippi-based programs.
The investments fall in four of the priority areas identified by the Foundation: Better Futures: Two-Generation approach, Two-Generation Community College, Healthy Women, and Access to Opportunity: Community College. Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded more than $280,000 in a new focus area: Creating a Healthcare Workforce. These grants with seven colleges across our state will support nursing and other healthcare students as they work to earn their degrees and enter the workforce on time. This critical investment comes as the state and nation faces a nursing shortage. Additionally, they awarded more than $8,000 in rapid response funding for organizations supporting women and girls in response to the pandemic and other discretionary grants. http://www.womensfoudationms.org/grants/.
The organizations and programs the 2021 annual grants will benefit include:
Two-Generation, Better Futures Focus Area:
- Madison County Jobs4Youth, Madison Co. Court Jobs4Youth Program; Canton, MS
Two-Generation, Community College Focus Area:
- Meridian Community College, Connect2MCC Program; Meridian, MS
- Pearl River Community College, Women Achieving Victories and Educational Success (WAVES) Program; Poplarville, MS
Healthy Women Focus Area:
- Cary Christian Center, Improving the Reproductive Health of Women in the Mississippi Delta; Cary, MS
- Magnolia Medical Foundation, Safe Place and Care for Everyone (SPACE) Program; Jackson, MS
- Plan A Mobile Health, Inc., Reproductive Health on Wheels; Mississippi Delta
- Strategic Solutions for Families, Inc., Solid Ground Ready 4 Life; Booneville, MS
- Teen Health Mississippi, Mobilizing Youth Summit; Jackson, MS
- University of Mississippi – William Magee Center, Transforming Healthy Relationships in Various Environments (THRIVE) Program; University, MS
Access to Opportunity: Community College Focus Area:
- Coahoma Community College, Coahoma Community College Workforce Women’s Emergency Fund (CCCWEF); Clarksdale, MS
- Hinds Community College, Hinds CC Single Stop Program; Raymond, MS
The mission of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is economic security for women. Started in 1999, and originally a fund housed at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, the Women’s Foundation has been an independent 501(c)(3) since 2008. In that time, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in grants benefiting nonprofits, programs, and educational institutions across Mississippi. Learn more about the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi by visiting our website at www.womensfoundationms.org.