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Grants to Mississippi Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Areas
for Education, Financial and Family Stability, and Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of South Mississippi (UWSM)

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Deadline Date:

03/29/19 Noon


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Grants to Mississippi nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and governmental entities to positively impact the quality of life in Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River, and Stone Counties. Legal documentation must be submitted before the submission of a full application. Funding is intended for services and programs that relate to education, health, family stability and support, and financial stability. The goal of the grant is to give children and families the tools and support they need to thrive in the community.

Focus Areas:

Education Goals: Children 0-5 meet developmental milestones entering kindergarten and are on track to be reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade. Strategies:
- Support evidence-based early care and learning programs that measure and enhance developmental and academic success.
- Support quality school based and after school tutoring for at-risk children, measuring the children’s progress toward grade level reading.
- Establish summer learning programs that last a minimum of three weeks to prepare children to enter kindergarten and/or prevent summer learning loss in reading skills.

Health Goals: Educate community members on the importance of good health and raise awareness of basic health and human services. Strategies:
- Support established programs that increase access to healthcare and healthy living initiatives.
- Support programs that raise awareness regarding health topics such as prevention, management and treatment of health conditions.
- Decrease the number of families living with food insecurity.

Financial Stability Goals: To empower community members to gain stable financial ground by providing them with the necessary tools and resources towards a path of financial empowerment and freedom. Strategies:
- Support programs that provide access to career pathways through job training and employment readiness services.
- Support programs hosting financial literacy opportunities and teaching self sufficiency through positive money management and credit counseling.
- Decrease the number of families living in homelessness by supporting agencies that provide affordable housing options.

Family Stability and Support Goals: Using two generation collaboration, families will be stable and have the support needed to improve learning success for their children 0-8. Strategies:
- The developmental and academic progress of the families’ children is measured and, through consultation among collaborative partners, the impact on both generations served is tracked.
- Parents are engaged to assess family needs and develops goals/plans to meet them, including parenting education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151985

Estimated Size of Grant:

A suggested range for grants is $20,000-$40,000. However, the actual amount of funding available will not be determined until the close of campaign in March of 2019.

Term of Contract:

The two-year funding cycle begins July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any not-for-profit organization that meets the qualifications specified in the RFP and whose program aligns with one of UWSM’s goals and strategies is encouraged to participate.

Organizations must meet the following requirements:
-The applicant must meet the IRS standards for 501(c)(3) non-profit status, faith based organization or governmental entity. Requires copy of 501(c) (3) letter, letter of government or faith-based institution.
-The organization must have been in existence for at least 2 years in the UWSM area.
-The program must provide services in Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River or Stone Counties.

Pre-Application Information:

Due diligence is a review of an agencies’ eligibility to participate. Interested organizations should electronically submit documents listed in the RFP by Friday, February 15th. Trained volunteers will review the organizational and financial documentation to ensure applicants meet eligibility criteria. The committee will select the most promising proposals to submit a full grant application. Applicants will be notified of their eligibility and will be sent their application instructions and application to apply for grant funding on Friday, March 1st.

Community Impact Grant applications are due on Friday, March 29, noon.

Please note that an invitation to submit an application does not guarantee funding.

Notice of UWSM approved investments for 2019-2021 will be on Friday, June 21, 2019.


Contact Information:

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

Submit letters of intent and applications to:

Shannon Schultz
228-896-2213 ext. 7115

United Way of South Mississippi
Knight Nonprofit Center
11975 Seaway Road
Suite B170
Gulfport, MS 39503

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi

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