Year at a Glance

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Gulf Coast Community Foundation helps donors make a difference in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone and George Counties.

$4.1 Million

Distributed in South Mississippi in 2021.

$461,742

Education

Community partners and individual donors provided scholarships and grants, inspiring innovative teacher projects and students to pursuing excellence in academics and athleticism.

$681,394

Health & Human Services

We distributed grants to help counter the adverse impacts of COVID-19, and dispersed funds helping Let’s Go! Gulf Coast increase children’s access to healthy eating and active living.

$383,720

Community Projects

Designated and Field of Interest funds like Coast Electric’s Operation Round Up and the Jack A. & Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund supported initiatives including arts and culture, community service, educational programs, environment, and animal welfare.

$1,558,043

Community Development

We bridged local agencies like the East Biloxi Community Collaborative, and the Gulfport and Biloxi Main Street Associations, with national organizations including W.K. Kellogg and John S. & James L. Knight Foundations. We also initiated energy efficiency and renewable energy strategic planning for Mississippi Gulf Coast neighborhoods and school districts.

$1,017,306

Disaster Relief

We distributed government-funded and private disaster relief resources to Hurricanes Zeta and Ida impacted residents and disbursed corporate employee assistance funds supporting local families encountering emergency hardships.

More than $90 Million

Disbursed since 1989.

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