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Early Childhood Education Grant

Grants to Mississippi Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Churches
in Eligible Counties for Early Childhood Education Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM)

Deadline Date:

11/01/19 5:00 PM CT Receipt

Description:

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to Northwest Mississippi nonprofits, government agencies, churches, schools, IHEs, and tribes for programs and projects that focus on early childhood education. Eligible projects include seed grants for innovative, new programs, as well as projects and programs that expand the ongoing work of an organization.

Eligible counties include Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica.

The Early Childhood Education Endowment grants funds for early childhood education programs. Examples include:
- Excel By 5 program
- Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and
- Words on Wheels

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179613

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant support is available to nonprofit organizations with current tax exempt status under Section 501 ( c) 3 of the IRS code, churches, units of government (including schools), public and private institutions of higher learning and institutes or research centers at such institutions, and federally-recognized Indian tribes. Nonprofit organizations must also be in compliance with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s regulation and reporting requirements.

The Community Foundation accepts grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica Counties.

The Community Foundation will not consider grants for individuals, exclusively religious purposes, political purposes, or special occasion advertising.

Restrictions:

- No funds from the CFNM Grants Program may be used to acquire any interest in real estate property.
- No funds from CFNM Grants Program may be used to support capital campaigns, endowment funds, or scholarship funds.
- No funds from CFNM Grants Program may be used to influence legislation (within the meaning of Section 4945 (d) (1) of the IRS Code or to influence the outcome of any specific public election.
- The CFNM Grants Program will not provide general operating support (overhead, administrative expenses) to any applicant; all funds must be committed to specific purposes, projects and activities that address CFNM’s focus areas.
- The CFNM Grants Program will not provide general operating support for existing annual or other regular community festivals or events.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1

All applications and attachments must be received in the Community Foundation’s office no later than 5 p.m. CT on the deadline date. All applicants will be notified by mail or e-mail of the result of their application within approximately 30 days from the submission deadline.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirements:
The CFNM Grant Program does not normally require a match for CFNM dollars funded. On occasion, CFNM will grant funds as a Challenge Grant requiring that the organization raise the additional funds for the program, project or activity before CFNM funds are issued. While a match is not required, the Grants Review Committee likes to see a commitment with other funders and/or in-kind support.

Contact Information:

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

Please submit one copy of all required attachments/your proposal to: grants@cfnm.org or

Mail to:
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi
315 Losher Street, Suite 100
Hernando, MS
38632

Questions should be directed to:
662.449.5002
grants@cfnm.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi: Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica Counties