Gulf Coast Community Foundation announces $20,000.00 grant for local nonprofits through the new GivHer Circle Fund

GULFPORT, MS (March 6, 2024) – Applications are now open for nonprofits to apply for a $20,000.00 grant from the GivHer Circle Fund from Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF). Nonprofits from Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River, Jackson, Stone, and George counties are eligible to apply.

Nonprofits can apply through April 4 for the inaugural GivHer Circle Grant. Priority will be given to organizations that focus on child welfare, education, and health. The grant will be awarded in May.

The GivHer Circle grant is made possible by GivHer Circle members, whose donations go toward the GivHer Circle Fund.

“Our ultimate goal is to have 100 women join the GivHer Circle annually, resulting in an annual award of five $20,000 grants to local nonprofits,” said Dr. Christen Duhé, GCCF president and executive director. “One individual can make a difference to an organization, but if we come together and give as one, we can make a significant impact. The GivHer Circle is all about collective giving.”

Tiffany D. Bell, GCCF director of Donor Relations, said, “Membership in the GivHer Circle allows us to achieve great things and make a lasting difference in South Mississippi. Plus, members connect with like-minded women, learn about the most pressing needs in our community, and make a real impact with other passionate and committed women.”

The GivHer Circle Grant application is available through April 4 at both and, where individuals can also join the Circle.

About Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity that has been serving the people of South Mississippi since 1989. The Foundation’s primary mission is to increase philanthropy by assisting donors in establishing endowments and legacy giving plans, making grants to worthy causes, and providing leadership in response to the community’s changing needs. Over the years, the GCCF has been a leader in addressing the most pressing needs in the community, from disaster relief and recovery to supporting education and child welfare initiatives. To learn more about the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the important work it does in the community, please visit

About The GivHer Circle

The GivHer Circle, a fund of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF), amplifies the voices of women who are driven to spark positive change across South Mississippi. Each GivHer Circle member donates $1,200 annually, which goes directly to the GivHer Circle Fund held at GCCF. Each year, nonprofits in George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, and Stone counties have the opportunity to apply for a grant for up to $20,000. Priority is given to organizations that focus on child welfare, education, and health. The GivHer Circle membership cycle runs July 1 – June 30 each year. Donations are tax deductible. Visit to join.

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