Free Transportation From Anywhere in the Mississippi Delta to a Vaccination Location


Foundation: Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

In light of the increased prevalence of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi highlighted its free transportation initiative.

In partnership with Pam Chatman, of Cleveland, Mississippi, and Rev. Frederick Ford with the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland the first of its kind initiative in the Mississippi Delta is breaking down barriers to vaccine access.

Chatman, who started a Workforce Transportation Initiative (WTI) in the Mississippi Delta in 2018, which has been a huge success providing high paying jobs with benefits to residents who travel two hours each way via bus to work in Olive Branch for FedEx. Her expertise in transportation is now being tapped for COVID-19 vaccinations. Read the Entire Article


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Grants of $100,000 Available To Advance Racial Equity
Foundation: North Valley Community Foundation

The North State Equity Fund (NSEF) announced last week that letters of interest are now being accepted for a third grant application process for non-profit organizations and groups that promote...more

Can A Foundation Collaborative Promote Economic And Racial Justice?
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Chicago Community Trust, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Three Connecticut community foundations have assets totaling more than $2 billion. Cesar Aleman, the director of the newly formed Connecticut Urban Opportunity Collaborative, was announced as their...more

Bank To Invest $75 Million Into Underserved Communities in the D.C. Area
Foundation: Venture Philanthropy Partners

JPMorgan Chase has pledged $5 billion in "philanthropic capital and flexible low-cost loans" over the next five years. Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C., will receive about $20 million of that....more

New Philanthropy Collective to Fund Mission-driven Community in Colorado Springs
Foundation: Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Anschutz Foundation

In Colorado Springs, a new model that brings together ten powerful grantmaking foundations under one roof is in the works. The Philanthropy Collective is owned and managed by 315 Collective LLC, a...more

Prisoner-built Home Arrives In Muscatine To Increase Affordable Housing
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine

The last week of September saw the first prisoner-built home arrive at Muscatine County. Homes for Iowa is a program in which Iowa State Penitentiary prisoners in Newton learn to build homes and...more

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Has Deployed $780,000 in Small Business Loans Since May
Foundation: Greater Milwaukee Foundation

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has provided small business loans to 17 Milwaukee-based businesses, primarily located in three neighborhoods on the north side. The foundation's ThriveOn program...more

Grants from Minneapolis Awarded for Artist-Led Community Healing And Well-Being
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The City of Minneapolis Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy has approved funding for 15 artists-led teams to support projects that offer creative healing and support for Minneapolis...more

Reset Jefferson County - Prosecution Diversion Program for Youth Offenders
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr announced a new program that allows young suspects to avoid prosecution in certain cases. Reset Jefferson County is a diversionary program that helps...more

Grants Available for African American Communities in Appalachia
Foundation: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the African American Community Fund invite nonprofit and government organizations to submit grants for a program or project serving African American...more

Free Transportation From Anywhere in the Mississippi Delta to a Vaccination Location
Foundation: Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

In light of the increased prevalence of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi highlighted its free transportation initiative. In partnership...more






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