The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is excited to announce that it has recently awarded $7,000 to Mississippi Gulf Coast entities for educational projects from the Anthony Dartez Endowment Fund and the Pat Santucci Education Fund. The Anthony Dartez Endowment Fund was established in April 1995. The fund provides grants for services including, but not limited to the training and educational needs of the physically and mentally challenged. Grants of $1,000 each were awarded to the Hancock County School District for its Literacy Center project at […]
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is pleased to announce the second in a series of community gifts to celebrate 25 years of service in South Mississippi. On March 23 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, the Community Foundation will host a Birthday Bash at the Stone County Library in Wiggins to celebrate the Foundation’s 25 Years of service and the importance of libraries and literacy.
On February 21 from 9:00 AM to noon, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation will kick off its year-long celebration by hosting the first in a series of monthly “Gulf Coast Community Foundation Day” birthday gifts to the community. “We are pleased to commemorate 25 years of grant making across South Mississippi. Due to the support of dedicated donors, we have been able to provide over $66 million in local grant funding and scholarships,” said Rodger Wilder, president of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. “The Foundation […]
The Stone County S.P.C.A received $15,000 yesterday to help fund the costs of enlarging the main building of the animal shelter. An 800 square foot building will be built to house cats. This will allow more animals to be housed in the shelter in Wiggins. The Stone County SPCA says every year since the shelter opened, the number of animals coming in has increased by 20 percent. Last year, the shelter took in 1,000 animals. The Jack A. & Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund […]
Humane Society of South Mississippi Receives $35,000 in Lifesaving Funds from Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Jack A. and Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is honored to be the recipient of a $35,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Jack A. and Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund. These grant monies complete funding HSSM has been working on acquiring for a new, large-scale truck and trailer to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of HSSM’s Love Train transport […]
Scholarships information and applications are available until March 31st. For additional details, visit http://www.mgccf.org/scholarships/
Up to ten (10) $2,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding educators who submit projects with an innovative approach to helping children learn.
This summer, a donation of $3,800 was made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation that will help cancer patients who receive treatments in Gulfport. The Roy & Louise Anderson Endowment Fund, administered by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, made the generous donation.
The canvas of choice: 55 gallon barrels that will ultimately be used as trash receptacles on beaches and parks across Harrison County. This trash barrels will be serve as a colorful, visual reminder of how non-profit and community groups are making a difference in South Mississippi and also encourage people to keep our coast clean by properly disposing of trash.