The Children's Foundation of Mississippi RFP application for Early Childhood Council Planning Grants is now open. To begin designing a better future, the Children's Foundation for Mississippi has undertaken signature initiatives to “turn the curve” for children and youth in Mississippi. Recognizing that no one knows what a community needs more than the members of the community itself, they have launched planning grants to establish Early Childhood Councils (ECCs) at the local level. They currently have 9 established councils, and they plan to expand this program state-wide over the next several years by awarding Early Childhood Council planning grants yearly.
This year, CFM will fund up to 9 communities and each newly established council will receive a planning grant of $2,000. To learn more about ECCs or the RFP process, or if you are unsure if your county already has an ECC established, please click here.
If you have any inquiries about ECCs or the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Mississippi has two grant opportunities now open. The Disaster Relief Mini-Grant is offering reimbursements to support relief efforts between 1,500-5,000 for eligible expenses incurred related to the severe weather event between March 25-25, 2023. Volunteer Mississippi is also offering Volunteer and Civic Engagement Mini-Grants between $1,500-5,000 for projects taking place between April 15 - June 15, 2023 to support projects related to civic engagement. Both grants are open to nonprofits in Mississippi and local government entities and must engage 10 or more volunteers. Find out more here.
South Arts is a regional arts organization that works to empower artists, organizations and, communities throughout the South, increasing their access to arts and culture. Opening June 1, 2023, South Arts is offering its Cross Sector Impact Grant, open to nonprofits, units of government, higher education institutes, or artists. Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support the collaboration between arts organizations (or artists) and one NON-arts organization. This grant is an opportunity for non-arts focused nonprofits to partner together to on a collaborative project, grants are matched at a 1:2 ratio. Find out more here.
Non-profit organizations can apply for a $10,000 Kentucky Fried Wishes grant through the KFC Foundation to fund an actionable project on their wish list. 50 non-profits will be selected to win a $10,000 grant.
Before submitting your application, review the Grant Application Guide and Template for tips on creating a winning proposal. The application deadline is June 30, 2023. Learn more here.