When you support the Community Foundation, you are supporting groups like Breast Cancer Crusaders. Established in 2003, this fund provides financial assistance for women who need mammograms and would otherwise be unable to afford this potentially life-saving screening. Help us continue this important work – DONATE TODAY! The Breast Cancer Crusaders hold an annual tennis tournament, the Pink Ribbon Classic, at Bayou Bluff Tennis Club in Gulfport, and the proceeds have been used to fund grants for mammography assistance programs at Memorial Hospital Foundation, Singing [...]
Support of the arts – one more way, the Community Foundation is “leaving its mark” in South Mississippi. The Community Foundation manages several endowment funds that ensure the long-term sustainability of groups such as the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and the Gulf Coast Symphony. With secure funds in place, these important cultural groups can continue to offer events such as the Walter Anderson Museum’s summer camps for kids to community concerts by the Gulf Coast Symphony.
Just another example of how the Community Foundation is “leaving its mark” in South Mississippi…..funding important feeding programs, food pantries, and emergency grocery or utility assistance through groups like: Feed My Sheep, Our Daily Bread, Salvation Army, Manna Ministries, Hope Haven, Christian Care Ministries, Beauvoir United Methodist Food Pantry, & Bethel Lutheran Food Pantry.
When you support the Community Foundation, you are supporting programs like the Bethel Free Health Clinic and St. Vincent De Paul Pharmacy. Thanks to a large gift from an anonymous donor in the wake of the BP oil spill, the Community Foundation distributed over $3.6 million to 29 important area nonprofits, including the Bethel Free Health Clinic and St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy. The Bethel Free Health Clinic was able to build a new clinic and continue to provide quality medical care at no charge [...]
When you give to the Community Foundation, you are helping groups like the Humane Society of South Mississippi, our featured organization of the week. Thanks to a generous $445,000 grant from the Jack A. & Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund, they have been able to help save over 4,600 animals in South Mississippi since 2007. The Wilson “Love Train” project takes adoptable pets to other parts of the country wanting animals for adoption, saving thousands of animals from being put to sleep. In [...]
Just another example of how the Community Foundation is “Leaving Our Mark” in South Mississippi…by supporting activities for seniors and ensuring they have community gathering places and safe affordable housing.
When you give to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, you are helping groups like CASA, our featured organization of the week. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates for Kids, have been leaving their mark in South Mississippi by providing trained, caring volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Over the last two years, the Community Foundation has awarded $300,000 in grants to CASA groups in Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson counties. These funds have allowed these important programs to increase [...]
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation provided a grant to the Memorial Hospital Foundation to establish a regional center for breastfeeding education and assistance. The project was supported through the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund, one of the many funds that Gulf Coast Community Foundation administers. Through this grant, Memorial Hospital was able to provide the Breastfeeding Center with a consultation area, purchase a scale that can show the actual amount of breast milk a baby receives during a session, along with much needed office and display [...]
“Philanthropy and volunteerism as habits of the heart that should be learned early and practiced often.” Since our formation in 1989, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation has been leaving our mark on the lives of area residents by funding much-needed programs that improve the quality of life of all South Mississippians. Our mission and impact have continued to grow since then, with the Community Foundation distributing $65 million in funding since 2005 to Gulf Coast nonprofit groups and charitable projects. Our diverse charitable work [...]
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is proud to partner with local artist and visionary, Gretchen David, on the “Leave Your Mark” campaign and creation of our first “Mural of Generosity,” visually depicting the work we have done in South Mississippi.