Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for funding consideration from the Foundation, an organization must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be located in Mississippi
  • Benefit the citizens of Mississippi
  • Serve the community with no discrimination by age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability
  • Not duplicate or significantly overlap the work of public agencies
  • Be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (but not a private foundation) and provide proof of such current designation in the form of an IRS determination letter, or government entity or public charity

The Foundation does not provide funding for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Projects that are not directly focused on addressing the health and wellness of citizens of Mississippi
  • Denominational or religious organizations
  • Political caucuses, candidates or campaigns
  • Special occasion or commemorative advertising, i.e. journals or dinner programs, unless part of an overall sponsorship effort
  • Hospitals or hospital building funds, unless part of a 501(c)(3) charitable branch of a hospital
  • College alumni associations, or high school or college sports teams or events