The Phil Hardin Foundation
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Applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as “not a private foundation” (that is, a public charity) under Section 509 (a) or a governmental agency. Applicants may not, however, be a “supporting organization” described in section 509(a) (3).

Proposals are to be for the benefit of Mississippians.

The Phil Hardin Foundation Board of Directors meets to consider grant proposals on the second Wednesday of each month except August and November. Grant proposals should be completed no later than 60 days prior to the scheduled meeting at which the applicant would like for the grant to be considered. Applications submitted earlier than the 60-day cutoff will be more likely to be handled in a timely manner.

Proposals are to be based on current research and best practices.

  1. IRS tax exempt determination letter
  2. List of board members, affiliations and contact information
  3. Most recent audited financial statement including 990
  4. Copy of operating budget with salaries
  5. List of past and present funders

Proposals must be filed online through the following links:

Start a New Application           Continue a Saved Application

If you have never filed an application online you will need to start with the "New Application" button.
You may save and continue later if necessary.
All sections must be completed.

Please call Sheryl Flood with any questions.

We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.