Foundation for the Mid South

The Information Clearinghouse is updated weekly to keep nonprofits, municipal leaders, policy makers, and communities better informed of the information and news that can help them be successful.  Use the tabs to seek state-specific information or use the regional tab to view the information relevant to our 3-state region.


Grants / Opportunities

Deadline Apr 30, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity! Attention Community Nonprofits whose focuses Violence Prevention Demonstration Programs. The Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will be posting the Spring 2014 grant solicitation to encourage replication of successful violence prevention programs, sources tell Children and Youth Funding Report, an online grant service monitoring federal and private funding developments for organizations serving the nation's young. The tentative deadline is late April 2014, with the solicitation's release expected in March. Applicants can get a jump start on the process by using the FY 2013 solicitation. More Information

Deadline May 2, 2014 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: The Retirement Research Foundation are taking applications for a grant opportunity for nonprofits supporting projects that improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term support and services for older adults; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults; and increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly. Please Note: Application Deadlines for Responsive Grants and Standard OCB Grants is Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. OCB Flexible Fund Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Accessible Faith Grant application Deadline is Sunday, June 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline May 2, 2014 | Education -- Attention High-School Psychology Departments! The American Psychological Foundation is now accepting applications for Pre-College Psychology Grant Program. Apply today for an opportunity to receive a grant of up to $20,000 annually to improve the quality of high school education in psychology and encourage high-ability high school students to pursue careers in psychology. Application Deadline is Thursday, May 2014. More Information

Deadline May 2, 2014 | Education -- Education Grant Opportunity: American Honda Foundation is taking applications for an opportunity to receive a grant for up to $75,000 per year for Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. Application Deadline is Thursday, May 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline May 2, 2014 | Health & Wellness -- "Nomination for Institute Fellows" for the "2014 Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy" - an event hosted by "Grantmakers In Health" is seeking program offers to enhance the professional development of their most promising staff by nominating them to be institute fellows. The program will be held Tuesday, October 7- Wednesday, October 8, 2014, in Washington, DC Nomination Deadline is Thursday, May 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline May 2, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: The Retirement Research Foundation are taking applications for a grant opportunity for nonprofits supporting projects that improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term support and services for older adults; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults; and increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly. Please Note: Application Deadlines for Responsive Grants and Standard OCB Grants is Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. OCB Flexible Fund Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Accessible Faith Grant application Deadline is Sunday, June 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline May 3, 2014 | Education -- Grant Opportunity: Attention National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting proposals for collaborative research projects aimed at improving the teaching of mathematics in preK-8 classrooms. Apply today for an opportunity to receive a grant for up to $3,000 for a project conducted between June 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015. Application Deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. More Information

Deadline May 3, 2014 | Education -- Attention Teachers who are members of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Apply for an opportunity to receive a grant for up to $3,000 to be used for collaborative projects conducted by teams of researchers consisting of university, elementary/middle school teachers, and pre-service teachers at the undergraduate level. The action research should be designed, implemented, and completed with a focus on enhancing the teaching and/or learning of mathematics in grades preK-8. The project should be conducted between June 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015. Application Deadline is Friday, May 2, 2013. More Information

Deadline May 3, 2014 | Education -- Education Grant Opportunity: The American Honda Foundation is awarding grants of up to $75,000 each to groups that support education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, in addition to the environment. Application deadline is May 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline May 15, 2014 | Community Development -- "SEED - Seeking Educational Equity And Diversity are now accepting applications for "New Leaders' Week 2014". Application Deadline is Thursday, May 15. 2014. More Information

Deadline May 30, 2014 | Education -- Grant and Scholarship Opportunities: Entertainment Software Association Foundation is taking applications for grant possibility to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America's youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. Scholarship Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014. Application Deadline is Thursday, May 29, 2014. More Information

Deadline May 30, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant and Scholarship Opportunities: Entertainment Software Association Foundation is taking applications for grant possibility to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America's youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. Scholarship Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014. Application Deadline is Thursday, May 29, 2014. More Information

Deadline Jun 1, 2014 | Community Development -- Job Opportunity: Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana in Elton, Louisiana has a full time position opening for a Grant Writer. BA Position requires a degree in English or Communications, or in a related field; obtained from an accredited College or University or a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience and a proven record of accomplishments in grant writing and program development. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, list of grants submitted, List of grants submitted including results and three writing samples to "dunithan@hcc.net." More Information

Deadline Jun 1, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: The Retirement Research Foundation are taking applications for a grant opportunity for nonprofits supporting projects that improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term support and services for older adults; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults; and increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly. Please Note: Application Deadlines for Responsive Grants and Standard OCB Grants is Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. OCB Flexible Fund Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Accessible Faith Grant application Deadline is Sunday, June 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Jun 2, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: The Retirement Research Foundation are taking applications for a grant opportunity for nonprofits supporting projects that improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term support and services for older adults; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults; and increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly. Please Note: Application Deadlines for Responsive Grants and Standard OCB Grants is Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. OCB Flexible Fund Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Accessible Faith Grant application Deadline is Sunday, June 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Jun 2, 2014 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: The Retirement Research Foundation are taking applications for a grant opportunity for nonprofits supporting projects that improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term support and services for older adults; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults; and increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly. Please Note: Application Deadlines for Responsive Grants and Standard OCB Grants is Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. OCB Flexible Fund Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Accessible Faith Grant application Deadline is Sunday, June 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Jun 3, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: The James Wilson, Russell Sage Foundation are accepting applications for an opportunity to receive a grant up to $200,000 to support research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. Application Deadline is Monday, June 2, 2014. More Information

Deadline Jul 1, 2014 | Education -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Jul 1, 2014 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Jul 1, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Jul 2, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: Ribbons of Hope-Invest in Women are not taking applications for an opportunity for a grant for up to a $100,000 grant nonprofits that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for women and girls. Application Deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Jul 2, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: The Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, administered by the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation are accepting applications for an award for up to $100,000 for the nonprofit organization that best shows "change that creates a new dimension of performance." Application Deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Jul 2, 2014 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: Ribbons of Hope-Invest in Women are not taking applications for an opportunity for a grant for up to a $100,000 grant nonprofits that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for women and girls. Application Deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Jul 2, 2014 | Education -- Grant Opportunity: Ribbons of Hope-Invest in Women are not taking applications for an opportunity for a grant for up to a $100,000 grant nonprofits that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for women and girls. Application Deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Jul 10, 2014 | Education -- Grant Opportunity: The William T. Grant Foundation's Scholars Program is now taking applications for an opportunity to Receive up to $350,000 for five years for early-career scholars whose research contributes to understanding and improving the lives of young people in the United States ages 8 to 25. Application Deadline is Wednesday, July 9, 2014. More Information

Deadline Aug 2, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: The Retirement Research Foundation are taking applications for a grant opportunity for nonprofits supporting projects that improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term support and services for older adults; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults; and increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly. Please Note: Application Deadlines for Responsive Grants and Standard OCB Grants is Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. OCB Flexible Fund Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Accessible Faith Grant application Deadline is Sunday, June 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Aug 2, 2014 | Education -- Education Grant Opportunity: "The Mockingbird Foundation's DeLucia Award for Innovation in Music Education is taking nominations for an award for up to $5,000 to individuals who have demonstrated a passion for music through the use of unconventional genres, instruments, methods, or other aspects of music education that can be duplicated. Application Deadline is Friday, August 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Aug 2, 2014 | Education -- Education Grant Opportunity: American Honda Foundation is taking applications for an opportunity to receive a grant for up to $75,000 per year for Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. Application Deadline is Friday, August 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Aug 2, 2014 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: The Retirement Research Foundation are taking applications for a grant opportunity for nonprofits supporting projects that improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term support and services for older adults; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults; and increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly. Please Note: Application Deadlines for Responsive Grants and Standard OCB Grants is Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. OCB Flexible Fund Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Accessible Faith Grant application Deadline is Sunday, June 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Aug 2, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: The Retirement Research Foundation are taking applications for a grant opportunity for nonprofits supporting projects that improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term support and services for older adults; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults; and increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly. Please Note: Application Deadlines for Responsive Grants and Standard OCB Grants is Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014. OCB Flexible Fund Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Accessible Faith Grant application Deadline is Sunday, June 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Aug 30, 2014 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: The Ronald McDonald House Charities are not being taken for an opportunity to receive a grant for projects that include a "train-the-trainer" model to their methodology and demonstrate measurable results as they focus on some of the most urgent issues related to children's health. Grant Applications opens Tuesday July 1, 2014. Application Deadline Monday, August 29, 2014. More Information

Deadline Oct 1, 2014 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Wednesday, October 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Oct 1, 2014 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Wednesday, October 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Oct 1, 2014 | Education -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Wednesday, October 1, 2014 More Information

Deadline Nov 2, 2014 | Education -- Education Grant Opportunity: American Honda Foundation is taking applications for an opportunity to receive a grant for up to $75,000 per year for Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. Application Deadline is Saturday, November 1, 2014. More Information

Deadline Dec 31, 2014 | Education -- Education Grant Opportunity: The Surdna Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry to apply for a grant for the Thriving Cultures Program. The program supports projects that successfully connect teens to artistically rigorous and culturally relevant programs that equip them with practical skills. Letters of Inquiry are taken throughout the year. More Information

Deadline Dec 31, 2014 | Education -- Music Education Grant Opportunity: The Fender Music Foundation is accepting applications for instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars, and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. Applications are taken throughout the year. More Information

Deadline Jan 1, 2015 | Education -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Tuesday, January 1, 2015 More Information

Deadline Jan 1, 2015 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Tuesday, January 1, 2015 More Information

Deadline Jan 1, 2015 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Tuesday, January 1, 2015 More Information

Deadline Apr 1, 2015 | Education -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015 More Information

Deadline Apr 1, 2015 | Health & Wellness -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015 More Information

Deadline Apr 1, 2015 | Community Development -- Grant Opportunity: "Baseball Tomorrow Fund," sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association Is taking applications for Grants averaging approximately $39,000 to support efforts to increase young people's participation in baseball and softball through coaches' training, equipment, new fields, programs, and uniforms. Please note there are four opportunities a year to apply. Application Deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015 More Information

Publications / Research / Data

Education -- Conducting Large Scale Online Exams Using iPads" - a report from Education Week suggests two initiatives generate a challenge for institutions going down both paths--how to conduct large-scale, high-stakes, and online assessments while using iPad? Because of the significant value iPad has for promoting improved student learning, institutions are investing in these technology programs. More Information

Education -- "Bringing World Language Education To Everyone" - a report from "Education Week" suggests despite the proven benefits of early language learning, many elementary schools don't offer world language programs. Traditional language programs are expensive and trained language teachers, especially in languages like Chinese, are difficult to find. More Information

Wealth Building -- "2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt" - Whitehouse.gov shared how federal tax dollars are spent. More Information

Wealth Building -- "DISRUPTING POVERTY: 'COMING TOGETHER TO BUILD FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES'" - a report from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and FNG suggests financial security is what moves individuals and families out of poverty and helps build the economic resilience of our communities. More Information

Wealth Building -- "Financial Foundation Toolkit" - a free publication from USA.gov suggests advice to make sound money decisions. The toolkit includes information on avoiding financial scams and identity theft. Order today. More Information

Wealth Building -- "Three-Quarters Of African Americans Concerned About Income Inequality" - a survey from W. K. Kellogg Foundation and Ebony suggests nearly three-quarters of African Americans are concerned about income inequality and believe society is not doing enough to support young men and boys of color. More Information

Conferences / Workshops / Webinars

Education -- "How To Get The Most From the Teacher Learning Community" - a free webinar hosted by "SimpleK12" for educators to learn strategies for how to leverage blended learning, online discussions and group collaboration to address the Common Core State Standards, teach technology and media literacy while providing more opportunities to develop reading, writing, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills and effectively preparing students for life beyond high school. Register Today. Saturday, April 26 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. More Information

Education -- "Common Core Made Easy" - a free webinar hosted by "SimpleK12" for educators to learn ways to implement the Common Core State Standards in the classroom as well as learning strategies, resources, and web tools that align to the Common Core. Webinars will be offered throughout the day. Register Today. Saturday, April 26 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. More Information

Education -- "Cut to the Core: 'Integrating Technology Into Common Core Standards'" - a free webinar hosted by "SimpleK12" for educators to learn technology tools and resources that can help educators begin addressing these new standards in real and relevant ways. Register Today. Saturday, April 26 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. More Information

Education -- "Helping To Meet Common Core: 'Finding, Evaluating, And Integrating Sources'" - a free webinar hosted by "SimpleK12" for educators to learn where to find sources that can help students learn to evaluate the information and sources they find. Not all sources of information are the same, and there are things students need to consider before using various sources. Register Today. Saturday, April 26 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. More Information

Education -- "Meeting Common Core Technology Skills" - a free webinar hosted by "SimpleK12" for educators to learn the standards that have a technology emphasis and shares tools that teachers and students can use to master those standards. A variety of tools will be showcased, including Web2.0 tools, iPad apps, and search sites. Register Today. Saturday, April 26 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. More Information

Education -- "Introduction To The Common Core: 'Getting Students College And Career Ready'" - a free webinar hosted by "SimpleK12" for educators to learn ways to implement the Common Core State Standards in the classroom as well as learning strategies, resources, and web tools that align to the Common Core. Register Today. Saturday, April 26 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. More Information

Education -- "Teaching to the Common Core Standards Using Blended Instruction" - a free webinar hosted by "SimpleK12" for educators to learn answers to frequently asked questions such as; What are the Common Core Standards? Why were they developed? What does "college and career ready" mean? How are the Standards organized? Register Today. Saturday, April 26 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. More Information

Education -- "National Training Institute" - host by "Zero To Three", a multidisciplinary conference that focuses on providing new and relevant information for professionals working with children 3 years and younger (including the prenatal period) and their families. For questions, please E-Mail to: "ntiinfo@zerotothree.org". Westin Diplomat | Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Wednesday, December 10 - Friday, December 12. More Information

Wealth Building -- "Laying The Foundation For A Secure Financial Future" - a financial literacy event hosted by The Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Foundation for the Mid South. . Information about budgeting, credit, savings, payday lending and identity theft will be provided. There will be a Free Lunch and a Door Prize valued at $250. Registration Deadline is Friday, April 11. Thursday, April 17th | 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Mississippi Valley State University | Business Education Building Auditorium| 14000 Highway 82 West |Itta Bena, Mississippi. More Information

Community Development -- "Outcome Thinking And Management" - a webinar series hosted by The Foundation Center for nonprofits to learn how to shift organization's focus and communication tactics from project activities to outcomes. This course is offered in partnership with the Center for What Works at the Rensselaerville Institute. Registration is open. Tuesdays | April 1 | April 8 | April 22 | April 29 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST. More Information

Community Development -- Save The Date! "The Collective Impact Forum" - a funding convening hosted by "FSG" and The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions for nonprofits to have opportunities for learning and peer-exchange on a range of important topics including How can funders differentiate collective impact efforts from other forms of collaboration, and support high quality implementation of collective impact? For more information contact Jennifer Splansky Juster at Jennifer.Juster@collectiveimpactforum.org or Sheri Brady at Sheri.Brady@aspeninstitute.org. Registration will open shortly. Monday, May 19- Wednesday, May 21 | Aspen, Colorado More Information

Community Development -- "Harvesting Change: The 2014 Food & Community Gathering" a conference hosted by W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Please register for your attendance no later than April 11. Tuesday, May 20 - Thursday, May 22, 2014 | The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center | 400 Renaissance Drive | Detroit, Michigan More Information

News (Moving the Mid South Forward)

Education -- "Community College Students Talk Transitions With Secretary Duncan" - an article from "Homeroom" suggests community colleges provide opportunity and access to millions of students, helping them prepare for a degree at a four-year institution, obtain an associate's degree, or retrain and retool for the 21st century global economy. More Information

Health & Wellness -- "Eating Healthy As You Age" - an article from the "National Institute On Aging", suggests choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do--no matter how old you are. More Information

Health & Wellness -- "Putting Healthy, Affordable Meals On The Table" - an article from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute suggests examples of how healthy meals and snacks can save you calories and money. More Information

Health & Wellness -- "Four Ways to Help Kids Make Healthier Food Choices" - an article from USA.gov suggests ways to enhance children's activity and nutrition program, developed by the National Institutes of Health. More Information

Wealth Building -- "April Is Fair Housing Month" _ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development celebrates Fair Housing Month every April to mark the passage of the "Fair Housing Act". This year's theme is "Fair Housing Is Your Right: Use It!" HUD and communities around the country are recognizing Fair Housing Month by raising awareness about your housing rights. More Information

Wealth Building -- "ID Theft Protection: 'A Key Differentiator For Producers'" - an article from "Employee Benefit News suggests identity thefts occur through basic or sophisticated techniques, including dumpster driving, change-of-address forms, "skimming" sensitive information from devices that capture information on ATMs, phishing e-mails, or investment fraud. More Information

Wealth Building -- "How Fees and Expenses Affect Your Investment Portfolio" - an article from Investor.gov suggests fees associated with investment products and services may seem insignificant, but can have a major impact on the value of a portfolio over time. More Information

Wealth Building -- "Better Understanding About Credit" - nine tips and resources from "USA.gov suggest tools to pull a credit report for free and understand how money decisions make impact on credit. More Information

Community Development -- "How Understanding The Local Budget Empowers Community" - an article from the Knight Foundation suggests the process is not about consulting the public; it is about giving them real power to make real decisions about a real pot of money. It is not usually for the whole budget but rather for that part of the budget that is discretionary. More Information