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Grant Opportunities

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 and Hancock County

Application Period: August 1 – October 31

Application: Anthony Dartez Grant Application 2018-2019
Guidelines: Anthony Dartez Grant Guidelines 2018-2019

Awards are $2,000 or less.

To apply, visit us at 11975 Seaway Rd, Ste. B-150, Gulfport, MS 39503.

 

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.

Application: Isiah Fredericks Education Fund Application 2018-2019
Guidelines: Isiah Fredericks Education Fund Guidelines 2018-2019

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.

Application Period: August 1 – October 31

HOW TO APPLY

Visit our website or call the Gulf Coast Community Foundation at (228) 897-4841, or visit us at 11975 Seaway Rd, Ste. B-150, Gulfport, MS 39503. Applications should be assembled with the GRANT APPLICATION FORM first, followed by the PROPOSAL. One set of the requested attachments should be clipped to the original GRANT APPLICATION FORM.

The original signed application and eight (8) copies of the GRANT APPLICATION FORM and PROPOSAL should be postmarked by the deadline for the specific fund.  All applicants will receive a response whether the grant is awarded or denied.

J.B. & Dixie Knight Fund

The J.B. & Dixie Knight Fund was established December 23, 2003 by Mr. Joel Knight and Mrs. Dixie Knight.

The purpose of the fund is to award grants to teachers of the Ocean Springs School District.

Grants are awarded March of each year to a teacher or teachers of the Ocean Springs School District.

The selection is made by vote from Ocean Springs Education Foundation Board and the Ocean Springs School District administration.

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.

The application process for the Wilson Animal Welfare Fund has a two-stage process.  The first stage consists of submitting a Letter of Inquiry outlining your project and funding request.  The purpose of this letter of inquiry is to avoid the time and effort in presenting a full application for requests that are simply out of the scope of our grant program. After you have carefully reviewed the guidelines, submit your Letter of Inquiry to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, 11975 Seaway Road, Suite B-150. Gulfport, MS 39503.

Your submission should include the following information:

  • Introduction to your organization, history, mission, etc.   (Include Fed Tax ID & MS State reg. numbers)
  • Statement of the issues or community priorities that the project will address
  • Concise description of the activities to be undertaken
  • Start-up and completion dates
  • Project budget identifying all funding sources and itemizing all potential expenditures

Application Period: August 1 – October 31

Grant Application: Animal Welfare Grant Application 2018-2019

Grant Requests

Upon receipt, the Advisory Committee will review your Letter of Inquiry for basic eligibility and relationship to their funding priorities.  If your project does not fall within those priorities, you will receive an explanation.   If the Advisory Committee determines your project is suitable to take to the next phase of review, you will be invited to submit a formal application, the second stage of the process.   At this time, an application packet will be mailed to you.  Packet will detail all requirements along with the deadline for submission.   The Advisory Committee will then consider your formal proposal and make a recommendation to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Submitted materials become the property of the Foundation.  Decisions on all grants rest with the Foundation Board.  Applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision approximately four weeks after the application deadline.

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
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.

Application Period: August 1 – October 31

  • 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

Application: Pat Santucci Grant Application 2018-2019
Guidelines: Pat Santucci Grant Guidelines 2018-2019

HOW TO APPLY

Visit our website or call the Gulf Coast Community Foundation at (228) 897-4841, or visit us at 11975 Seaway Rd, Ste. B-150, Gulfport, MS 39503. Applications should be assembled with the GRANT APPLICATION FORM first, followed by the PROPOSAL. One set of the requested attachments should be clipped to the original GRANT APPLICATION FORM.

The original signed application and eight (8) copies of the GRANT APPLICATION FORM and PROPOSAL should be postmarked by the deadline for the specific fund.  All applicants will receive a response whether the grant is awarded or denied.

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 then apply by filling out the Letter of Intent via the form below. Application will be available September, 2019. 

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