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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM) Grant

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM)

Conf. Date:

08/02/22

Deadline Date:

08/19/22

Description:

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Grants to Mississippi nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for programs that address social disparities and provide opportunities for women and girls to succeed. Funding is intended for activities and projects that promote social change, such as decreasing unplanned pregnancies through medically accurate, evidence-based education, or helping mothers graduate in order to provide a better quality of life for their children.

Focus Areas:

  1. Healthy Women: One of the top priorities is to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy rates through real sexual education that is evidence-based and medically accurate. 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. 
  2. Two-Generation Better Futures: Uses a two-generation approach to provide opportunities for and meet the needs of parents and their children together. We help 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.
  3. Two-Generation Community College: 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.

Please refer to Webinar Slides found in Supporting Documents below, for more information on specific programs related to the focus areas.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149533

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Healthy Women: Applicants may apply for a one year grant for $25,000 or a two year grant for $50,000.
Better Futures: Two Generation Work: Proposals ranging from $10,000-$25,000 will be accepted. All grants will be for one year.

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.

Grant proposals must be for a program based in Mississippi that impacts women and girls.

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi does NOT support the following:
• Individuals and scholarships
• Grants for long-term operational costs
• Religious or evangelical activities
• For-profit organizations
• Organizations outside of the United States
• Organizations with a focus outside of Mississippi
• Organizations lacking a focus on women and girls
• Organizations lacking diversity in their Board and Staff will be less competitive

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Grant Cycle Information Webinar will be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 2, 2022

Webinar Registration Deadline: July 29, 2022

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-morzMqGNLrXb4YzmaVZS6vYjCW4qeU

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Letter of Intent Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2022

Timeline:
Tuesday, August 02, 2022: Online grant system is open to start the LOI applications
Friday, August 19, 2022: Organizations submit Letters of Interest (LOIs) based on WFM’s guidelines
Thursday, September 08, 2022: Based on LOI submissions, organizations are invited to submit full proposals
Tuesday, September 27, 2022: Full proposal applications due to WFM
September 28 – October 28, 2022: Proposal reviews and site visits
Thursday, December 2, 2022: Official notifications to organizations

Grants Cycle: https://www.womensfoundationms.org/2022-grant-cycle/

Watch the grant cycle information webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/zlh5j-Lmx1-a2qv5j_cz2vCLvuEZnjNxLHmJ15UswpF2EwF-Pco-BAwrA7eFu7v9.EgN7yShgugBdi9v9?startTime=1659451874000

Contact Information:

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

Direct questions to:
Latisha Latiker, Program Officer
601-326-3002
latisha@womensfoundationms.org

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi
2906 North State Street, Suite 302
Jackson, MS 39216
601.326.3001
info@womensfoundationms.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi

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