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Grants Approved in 2015
Approval Date was 2015
Organization Name Project Description Grant Amount
Boys & Girls Club of East Mississippi, Inc. Summer Brain Gain "Plus" $75,000.00
Boys & Girls Club of East Mississippi, Inc. Extreme Impact $250,000.00
Clarkdale High School Sufficient Technology for 21st Century Learners $15,000.00
Delta State University Foundation MAMTE 2016 Annual Symposium $4,000.00
East Mississippi Center for Educational Development, Inc. 1st Annual EMCED Discipline Conference $20,000.00
Grantmakers for Education 2014 Annual Dues $500.00
Lauderdale County Public School District Improving Technology, Improving the Community $57,000.00
Leflore County School District Closing the Literacy Gap $25,000.00
Little Lighthouse Central Mississippi, Inc. Technology/Communication Devices - Update Equipment $50,000.00
Meridian Community College Foundation Two Phil Hardin Foundation Scholarships $10,000.00
Meridian Junior Auxillary, Inc. Reading is Fundamental (RIF) $3,254.00
Meridian Junior Auxillary, Inc. Reading is Fundamental (RIF) $9,070.00
Meridian Main Street Foundation, Inc. Phil Hardin Foundation Intern Program $30,000.00
Meridian Main Street Foundation, Inc. Phil Hardin Foundation Intern Program $30,000.00
Meridian Public School District Increasing Instructional Time for Academically At-Risk Students $155,000.00
Meridian Symphony Association, Inc. Meridian Symphony's Link Up & Symphony Doo-Dah: A Day of Music Education for our Community $25,000.00
Millsaps College The Eudora Welty Chair of Southern Literature at Millsaps College $500,000.00
Mississippi Arts Commission Whole Schools Summer Institute $30,000.00
Mississippi Association of Grantmakers 2015-16 Annual Dues $1,000.00
Mississippi Association of Grantmakers Mississippi Transfer of Wealth (TOW) Study $10,000.00
Mississippi Association of Partners in Education Winter-Reed Tribute Partnership Awards 2015 $1,000.00
Mississippi Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Training $10,000.00
Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service Mississippi Association of Grantmakers' “Positioned for Progress 2015” $5,000.00
Mississippi First, Inc. Improving Access to High-Quality PreK in MS $15,000.00
Mississippi Geographic Alliance 2015 MGA Geographic Visionary Luncheon $5,000.00
Mississippi KIDS COUNT Contribution to 2014 College Fair $1,000.00
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation Memorial gift in memory of Dr. Ted Alexander, President of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation, and long-time educator in Mississippi. $1,000.00
Montgomery Institute / Meridian Freedom Project MFP Programming, Year 2: Continuing Growth & Capacity Building $50,000.00
National Center on Education & the Economy i3 Grant $64,000.00
Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko and Attala County The Learning Center (TLC) $10,000.00
Parents for Public Schools, Inc. PS Early Childhood Development $150,000.00
Southeastern Council of Foundations 2015 Annual Dues $4,200.00
Sumrall Middle School Readers are Leaders $5,000.00
University of Mississippi Mastering the Art and Science of Teaching $121,650.00
Trinity Dyslexia Education Center Funds Request for Year 2015-2016 $16,795.00
United Way of South Mississippi, Inc. Empowering Teachers to Individualize Instruction and Teach 94% of Mississippio Kids to Read $150,000.00
University Press of Mississippi, Inc. The Mississippi Encyclopedia $25,000.00
Grand Totals (36 items)   $1,932,469.00