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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM) Grant

Grants to Mississippi Nonprofits, Schools, and Research
Institutions to Foster Economic Security for Women

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM)

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Grants to Mississippi nonprofit organizations and educational or research institutions for programs that open up opportunities for women and girls to succeed. Letters of Intent are due April 16, 2018. Funding is intended for programs that promote social change by helping mothers complete their education and addressing the issue of unplanned pregnancies.

Focus Areas:
- Access to Opportunity: Many Mississippi women face dire social and economic barriers every day, limiting their opportunities and derailing their paths to success. The Foundation wants to open more doors for more women by funding programs that offer career guidance and access to educational opportunities needed to pursue those careers. The Foundation's research-based methods have already helped hundreds of women reach a brighter future.
- Reproductive Health Awareness: One of our top priorities is to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy rates through real sexual education that is evidence-based and medically accurate. Not only do these unplanned pregnancies handicap future generations, they cost the state $155 million in lost economic potential every year. By ensuring teens have access to pregnancy prevention programs, the Foundation can keep young women on track to finish their education and achieve their dreams. The Foundation is proud to say that their efforts have already helped lower Mississippi’s teen birth rate, but the Foundation still has a long way to go.
- Better Futures: The Women’s Foundation uses a two-generation approach to provide opportunities for and meet the needs of parents and their children together. The Foundation helps mothers and guardians further their education and career training, while providing necessary childcare and early education to their children and grandchildren. With opportunity more readily available, multiple generations of Mississippi women can create paths to success.

Please refer to the Foundation's website for more information on specific programs related to Access to Opportunity, Reproductive Health Awareness, and Better Futures.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149533

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; or must be a governmental, educational,
or research institution with tax-exempt status.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Women's Foundation of Mississippi 2018 Grant Interest Webinar: Thu, Mar 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

The webinar will provide information about the Women's Foundation's 2018 grant cycle. The Foundation's funding priorities along with the 2018 grant timeline will be discussed. Registration is open to more that one participant from the same organization. While webinar participation is not required to apply, participation is highly recommended.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must first submit an online Letter of Intent. If the LOI is approved, the applicant will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Important Dates:
April 16: Organizations submit Letters of Intent (LOIs) based on WFM’s guidelines
April 30: Based on LOI submissions, organizations are invited to submit full proposals
May 31: Full proposal applications due to WFM
June 11 – August 17: Proposal reviews and site visits
October 1: Official notifications to organizations

Important Notes: Women’s Foundation of Mississippi only accepts applications via its online application system. This automation includes all stages of the application process: Letters of Inquiry, full applications, grant agreements, and follow-up grant reports. The Foundation no longer processes paper copies of these documents.

All deadlines are firm. Letters of Intent and/or proposals submitted after their respective deadlines will not be accepted. All organizations interested in applying should review this information carefully to ensure they meet the Foundation’s guidelines prior to submitting an application.

The Foundation encourages communication throughout the application and grantmaking and process. Please feel free to contact the Foundation any time. Applicants who talk to the Foundation about their grant proposal are much more likely to be successful.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Webinar Registration:

To submit a Letter of Intent:

Latisha Latiker, Program Officer

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi
120 North Congress Street,
Suite 903
Jackson, Mississippi 39201

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi