Grant Opportunities

Anthony Dartez Endowment Fund

The Anthony Dartez Endowment Fund was established in April 1995 in Memory of Mr. Anthony Dartez.  The fund is to provide grants for services including, but not limited to the training and educational needs of the physically and mentally challenged.

Who Can Apply

  • Non-profit, tax-exempt organizations that are involved in enhancing the quality of life for citizens of South Mississippi.
  • Organizations that have not been recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS may apply if they have a fiscal agent relationship with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Public and private schools on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Organizations located in Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Pearl River, Stone, and George Counties

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Awards are $2,000 or less.

 

Coast Electric Community Trust Operation Round Up Grant

Coast Electric Community Trust Fund at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation funds Operation Round Up voluntary contributions from members of the Cooperative. Operation Round Up contributions are used in the local areas of Hancock, Harrison and Pearl River counties for non-profit, charitable and educational purposes, including the Share Your Blessings energy assistance program. Organizations or charities that align with Coast Electric’s mission culture and values can apply for up to $10,000 for a 12-month period, during either the February or August grant cycles. Major funding categories include Community Service, Economic Development, Education and Youth, and the Environment.

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Isiah Fredricks Education Fund

The Isiah Fredricks Education Fund supports new education projects in schools of the Gulfport and Harrison County School Districts, whose student population is from predominately low income families.

Who Can Apply

  • Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations that are involved in enhancing the quality of life for citizens of South Mississippi.  Organizations that have not been recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS may apply if they have a fiscal agent relationship with a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Grants not funded:     Capital, operating endowment fund drives, Political Activities, Individuals, or Religious Activities.

Isiah Fredricks Education Fund awards grants each spring to new education projects in schools of the Gulfport and Harrison County School Districts whose student population is from predominately low income families.  Awards are $1,000 or less.

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Jack A. & Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund

Jack and Trudy Wilson’s love of animals led them to establish an endowed fund to care for companion animals. Years later the fund continues to support local programs such as the Friends of the Jackson County County Animal Shelter Pets, Wild at Heart Rescue, Humane Society of South Mississippi, Wildlife Care and Rescue, Tired Dog Rescue, and Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County.

The Jack A. & Trudy W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund was established in 2001 to provide competitive grants for qualifying organizations classified as public charities under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue code that deliver programs for or with animals.  All grants from this fund are for the welfare of animals and all animals are to be included. Program administrative fees should not exceed eight percent (8%). Examples of eligible programs include: Spay and Neuter, animal adoption and community education.

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Grant Guidelines

  1. All grants from this fund are to go to the welfare of animals.
  2. Will not support fundraising efforts
  3. Grants can be made for bricks and mortar.
  4. Animal programs with limited administrative fees (8% or less):
    • Spaying and neutering of animals
    • Animal adoption programs
    • Community education programs
    • All animals are to be included

 

Leo W. Seal Teacher Grants

Hancock Bank is honored to recognize teachers who continuously develop innovative teaching solutions, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and are passionate about the role they play today, in developing tomorrow’s future leaders. Up to ten grants of $2,000 each will be awarded to outstanding educators in Forrest, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, and Pearl River Counties who submit projects with an innovative approach to helping children learn. View the guidelines here. 

Applications will be available starting September 2022. Be sure to check back!

Mary & Gene Levens Excellence in Teaching Grant

Mary & Gene Levens Excellence in Teaching Grant is honored to recognize teachers who continuously develop creative teaching solutions, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and are passionate about the role they play today, in developing tomorrow’s future leaders.

Teacher Award Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a teacher from the Long Beach Public School System or St. Vincent DePaul Elementary School.
  • Teachers must complete an application created by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Amount of Teacher Grants:

A $1,000 grant or award shall be disbursed annually. The award shall be made to honor a teacher. The award must be made payable to either the school for the purpose of purchasing classroom material or supplies as determined by the teacher or awarded directly to a teacher as an award to recognize her achievement in the classroom. Donor recognizes that awards made payable to the teacher may be considered taxable income to the teacher. The grant award shall be disbursed in a single installment.

Use:

Teacher Grants shall be used by the teacher to purchase supplies, material, technology, equipment, or furnishings for use in the classroom or to pay for experiences that may benefit the class or students. The precise use of the funds shall be at the teacher’s discretion but must benefit her/his classroom or students in some way. The grant shall be paid by GCCF directly to the school or district on behalf of the teacher.

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Pat Santucci Education Fund

The Pat Santucci Education Fund supports projects that impact public education and also special education in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Stone, Pearl River and George County School Districts.

Awards are $2,000 or less.

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  • Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations that are involved in enhancing the quality of life for citizens of South Mississippi.  Organizations that have not been recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS may apply if they have a fiscal agent relationship with a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Grants not funded: Capital, operating endowment fund drives, Political Activities, Individuals or Religious Activities

 

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