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Technology in Education Grant

Grants to Northwest Mississippi Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools to Promote Technology in Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM)

Deadline Date:

11/01/18 5:00 PM CT Receipt


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to Northwest Mississippi nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, churches, schools, and IHEs to promote technology in education. Projects must take place within the funding source’s service area, which includes Coahoma, Bolivar, Leflore, DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica Counties.

Technology and Education Endowment grants are awarded to nonprofits organizations for purposes including: students technology camps and classroom workshops, innovative technology workshops for students outside regular classroom time, train the trainer events, entrepreneurship support utilizing EverFi, ways to use technology to advance learning and early childhood learning through technology (pre-school, summer classes).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179615

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Geographic Area: Applicants for funding from the CFNM Grant program must be located in or directly serve all or part of one of the following Mississippi counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica. All programs, projects and activities for which funding is sought must also take place within this geographical area.

Types of Applicants: 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 organizations must serve the community with no discrimination by age, race, gender or religion.

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

Ineligible Activities:
-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:

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.

There are four (4) funding cycles for the CFNM Grant Program.

-February 1
-May 1
-August 1
-November 1

All applications and attachments must be received in CFNM’s office no later than 5:00 PM CT on the deadline date.

Contact Information:

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

Peggy Linton
P: 662.449.5002
F: 662.449.5006

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi
315 Losher Street, Suite 100
Hernando, MS 39632

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Geographic Focus:

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