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The Riley Foundation Grant

Grants to Lauderdale County, Mississippi Nonprofits and
Agencies for Health, Environment, Education, and Culture

GrantWatch ID#: 175748
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Riley Foundation


Grants to Lauderdale County, Mississippi nonprofit organizations and government agencies for a broad range of programs to benefit the local community. Eligible programs serve residents of Meridian and Lauderdale counties in the areas of education, health, culture, environment, and economic enhancement.

Applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as “not a private foundation” (that is, a public charity) as defined under Section 509(a), or a governmental agency.

Applicants may not, however, be “supporting organizations” described in section 509(a)(3).

Organization must be located in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, and provide services for the citizens of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

For legal reasons, the Foundation does not support individuals or their projects, private foundations, advertising, sponsorships, or political activities.

The Foundation does not ordinarily support:
-Recurring expenses for operations, programs, or salaries
-Social or fundraising events
-Hospitals or nursing homes
-Religious organizations for religious purposes
-Biomedical or clinical research
-Organizations whose principal impact is outside of Lauderdale County, Mississippi

In addition to seeking funds from other sources, it is preferred that your organization commit funds for the requested project.

Quarterly deadlines are the 15th of November, February, May, and August for board meetings in January, April, July, and October, respectively. Applications are due the following Monday if the 15th is on a weekend.

You will be notified by mail of the status of your application within two weeks following The Riley Foundation board of directors meeting.

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

Apply Online:

Becky Farley, Executive Director

Beverly Bryson, Administrative Assistant
(601) 481-1430

The Riley Foundation
4518 Poplar Springs Drive
Meridian, MS 39305

Lauderdale County

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USA: Mississippi

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