Mississippi Grants and Foundations

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Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 23, 2021

Assisi Foundation of Memphis

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. (The Foundation) supports innovative and established programs that address the needs of Mid–South residents in the categories of: Healthcare and Human Services, Education and Literacy, Social Justice/Ethics, Cultural Enrichment and the Arts. The Foundation considers grant applications from nonprofit organizations that provide services in the Greater Memphis area: Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton Counties in Tennessee…

Black Belt Community Foundation

The Black Belt Arts Initiative is a partnership with the BBCF, Youth & Cultural Committee of the Black Belt Action Commission, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA,) promotes artists, arts awareness, and creativity in the Black Belt. Grant Awards are available for projects addressing visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, cultural history, or other areas that coincide with the goals of BBAI. The Community Grants support efforts that en…

Brookshire Grocery Co. - AR, MS, LA, TX

Brookshire Grocery Co. contributes to many nonprofit, non–political organizations. Normally, 800–plus charities receive donations each year. The company™s philanthropic efforts focus on feeding and otherwise caring for the needy, children™s issues and law enforcement. Brookshire Grocery Co.™s Community Connections activities include assisting Habitat for Humanity, the East Texas Food Bank, United Way Day of Caring, Speci…

Chisholm Foundation

The mission of the Chisholm Foundation is to support education, the arts, and religious endeavors. The Chisholm Foundation funds only a small number of the many worthwhile proposals received. The Foundation welcomes an opportunity to consider special projects, especially demonstration or “seed” projects which, if successful, can be continued with support from an organization’s operating budget or other funding sources. Matching gifts or challenge gran…

Community Foundation of East Mississippi

The Community Foundation of East Mississippi manages a variety of philanthropic funds. The guiding philosophy of the grantmaking process is driven by two key components: (1) maximum benefit for the area residents, and (2) adherence to the original vision of the donor. From the Board, the Program Committee oversees the Foundation™s grantmaking process.

Community Foundation of Greater Jackson

The Greater Jackson Community Foundation as the tri–county area of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties and including our capital city. However, grants can be distributed to a charity outside this service area. Our donor–advised funds support important work nationally and internationally.

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

The Community Foundation accepts Grant Applications from nonprofit organizations in Tate, Tunica, Marshall, Coahoma, DeSoto, Quitman, Panola and Tallahatchie counties. Priority areas will be education, health care and young people. The Community Foundation will make grants to Northwest Mississippi organizations that have programs or initiatives that seek to impact their communities in these priority areas.

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

While all causes that improve a community™s quality of life are important, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has selected education, health care and young people as its top priorities. Its current strategies to address these issues are initiatives in pre–kindergarten education, prevention of childhood obesity and place–based education. Communities served by the Foundation constitute 10 percent of the population and land…

CREATE Foundation - Northeast Mississippi

CREATE Foundation is a non–profit, charitable corporation which serves as a community foundation to stimulate private giving for projects in the fields of education, community development, human development, and leadership development. CREATE™s outreach is regional and includes the 16 counties in Northeast Mississippi.

Erick Dampier Foundation

The Erick Dampier Foundation was established to help develop and assist youth who do not have the same opportunities that others might have. Erick has always had a fondness for kids and it is his hope that through his foundation, he will be able to make a difference with both the youth of Mississippi and the youth of the Dallas–Ft. Worth Metroplex.

Foundation for the Mid South

The Foundation for the Mid South is a regional development foundation that brings people together, strengthens communities, and multiplies resources. By working with people with a wide range of resources, skills, and talents, the Foundation for the Mid South strives to nurture families and children, improve schools, and build the economy for all people in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Greater PineBelt Community Foundation

The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation was conceived in 1997 by an Area Development Partnership Leaders for A New Century class. This annual community service initiative is now known as Leadership Pine Belt. Gifts received by the Foundation are used to benefit a number of projects that improve the quality of life in the community and benefit future generations. Currently, the Foundation manages assets in excess of $1 million.

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is a non–profit public charity that serves the people of South Mississippi. The Foundation carries out donor wishes by making grants in the area of arts, civic affairs, education, health and human services, and recreation. With the use of undesignated donations, special attention can be given to meeting the new and emerging needs of our continually changing population.

H. W. Durham Foundation

The Durham Foundation makes grants to serve older people primarily in Memphis, Tennessee and the Mid–South (West Tennessee, Northeast Arkansas and Northwest Mississippi). However, projects of national significance which could be replicated in this area will be considered.

Harrah’s Foundation - AZ, CA, IL, IN, IO, LA, MS, MO, NC, NJ, NV, PA, TN

The Harrah™s Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on three categories: Seniors “ community–based programs that enhance the lives of seniors are our primary philanthropic initiative. Education “ community–based programs that enhance educational opportunities and resources for students seeking higher education. Civic “ broadly defined as local programs that are vital to the success of each of our communitie…

LifeShare Foundation

The LifeShare Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non–profit private operating foundation, and is a registered charity with the Secretary of State of Mississippi. Founded in April of 2000 in Jackson, the LifeShare Foundation™s mission is to meet unmet needs in the lives of Mississippi™s most at–risk and underprivileged children.

MGM MIRAGE Charitable Giving Program

The MGM MIRAGE Charitable Giving Program serves as the principal funding entity for the Company’s community and social investments. It is the mission of MGM MIRAGE to strengthen communities in which we operate. With the understanding that one company cannot meet the multitude of needs each community faces, it is our priority to strengthen organizations and programs that are located where our employees live, work and care for their families. MGM MIRAGE…

Mississippi Power Education Foundation

The Mississippi Power Education Foundation is dedicated to supporting promoting, and providing opportunities for excellence in education to the citizens of the State of Mississippi.

Nissan Foundation

The Nissan Foundation was established in 1992. Its mission is to support educational programs that celebrate and foster appreciation and understanding for our diverse cultural heritage. The Foundation also seeks to maximize its investment in the community by enhancing career potential for young adults in the automotive industry. All organizations applying for funding through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements: Support projects compatible…

Panola County Community Foundation

The Panola County Community Foundation is unique in that funds can be distributed across a wide range of needs including areas such as education, healthcare, and early–intervention programs. As years pass and needs change, the foundation can still fulfill its mission to improve quality of life by continually identifying priority needs and by giving supporting funds.

Phil Hardin Foundation

The Phil Hardin Foundation grant–making focus include continued investment in Early Childhood Education, A focus on Community “ Based Initiatives (Meridian and Lauderdale County), Emergent opportunities where the Phil Hardin Foundation can be proactive and flexible.

Riley Foundation

The Riley Foundation’s focus is Meridian and Lauderdale County, Mississippi. The Foundation’s purpose is to make grants to charitable and governmental organizations for charitable purposes and to provide financial resources and assistance for community–wide projects and programs in healthcare, education, and the betterment of cultural, environmental and economic conditions for the people of Meridian and Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

Visteon Corporation - AL, MI, MS, MO, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX

The Visteon Corporation supports the belief that a cohesive society is an essential foundation for business success, and that companies thrive with healthier, better–educated and more productive people. We believe that making corporate contributions is the best way to show employees and neighbors that we care about them, their families and their future. Visteon’s contributions are concentrated in two focus areas, youth and the environment. Viste…

Wachovia Foundation

The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. We provide grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax–exempt organizations in two primary and two secondary focus areas. Primary Focus Areas: Education, Community Development. Secondary Focus Areas: Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture. Geographical areas: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Y…