Students Being Counseled

IMPACT (Improving Mississippi's Persistence and Completion Together) • $3,075,000

To implement or scale innovative, proven student success practices within Mississippi public baccalaureate institutions, to reduce achievement gaps, improve persistence and completion among underserved populations, and create a learning community for campus practitioners

College Access Services for Get2College • $5,727,331

For the Get2College program

Millsaps College-WHEF Endowed Scholarship • $100,000

In honor of the Foundation's co-founders, Jack Woodward and Herman Hines, to establish an endowed scholarship fund to provide financial aid to Mississippi community college students transferring to Millsaps

Mississippi Community College Foundation • $9,818

To support the short-term financial stabilization of community colleges

Mississippi Community College Foundation• $310,000

To provide emergency relief to Mississippi community college students impacted by COVID-19

Get2College Corps • $379,500

To promote strong, early FAFSA completion rates in Mississippi by scaling professional development and training opportunities to community college partners

Achieving The Dream • $900,000 

To develop a peer learning community and build capacity among community colleges 

Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy • $50,000

To support the general operations of the newly-formed organization as it develops strategy and programming to address the philanthropic needs in the state of Mississippi

Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy • $48,000 

To support the creation and operations of an Education Funders Affinity Group in Mississippi 

Phi Theta Kappa • $50,000 • $441,280 

To support a Mississippi transfer pathway partnership by providing Phi Theta Kappa membership scholarships to Mississippi students who have demonstrated financial need 

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning • $50,000 

To develop the Mississippi P20 collaborative website 

Community Foundation for Mississippi, on behalf of Barksdale Reading Institute • $40,000

To examine and share insights of the extent to which insufficient reading skill impedes academic achievement during and after high school, and the impact it has on performance and completion among Mississippi students

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi • $50,000 

To increase activities that promote college access in Mississippi Delta counties

Itawamba Community College • $40,000

To increase postsecondary attainment among minority male students

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, on behalf of MS Delta After-School Collaborative (MiDAC) • $40,000

To improve college access programming at each MiDAC site

Mississippi State University • $25,000 

To increase fall-to-fall retention rates for first-time Mississippi freshmen 

Team 36 • $13,300 

To support the development of ACT test prep for under-resourced high schools in Mississippi 

Southeastern Council of Foundations • $5,000 

To provide general operating support for advancing education in southern philanthropy 

Itawamba Community College • $1,000 

To support campus-wide professional development opportunity that seeks to improve the delivery of student services

Springboard to Opportunities • $1,000 

To provide initial deposits in the Children’s Savings Accounts of students