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 Aug 1, 2014 | Community Development -- "AmeriCorps Partnerships Challenge" - from Corporation for National and Community Service is making available up to $30 million in education scholarships to support the expansion of new AmeriCorps opportunities across the nation. This amount of Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards is enough to support more than 8,000 new AmeriCorps members. 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 | 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 | 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 | Education -- Grant Opportunity: The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation is accepting applications for in-kind donations of musical instruments to underfunded music programs. Deadline for pre-qualification forms: Friday, August1, 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 9, 2014 | Community Development -- Fellowship Opportunity: The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is accepting applications for the 2014 Gulf Guardian Fellowship Program. The Gulf Guardian Fellowship is designed to develop a regional network, provide financial and leadership support for regional innovators. This fellowship experience provides analyses that support strategies addressing for root causes and long-term impact of inequality or climate change in the Gulf South. For questions or further information please call 985.643.6186. Application Deadline is Tuesday August 8, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. More Information

Deadline Aug 16, 2014 | Wealth Building -- Grant Opportunity: The Home Depot is accepting applications for an opportunity for a grant for up to $5,000 in form of gift cards for volunteer-driven projects designed to help veterans stay in their homes comfortably. Submission Deadline is Friday, August 15, 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 Sep 1, 2014 | Community Development -- Job Opportunity: The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color has a half-time position opened for a Leadership Academy Director. The Program Director serves as the primary agent to implement a powerful and transformational experience for the local cohort of MLA-II participants and their Superintendents. To apply, please send a resume and thoughtful letter of interest to: HR@coseboc.org no later than Friday,August 31st. 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 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 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 | 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 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 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

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 | 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

Publications / Research / Data

Education -- "Get Out And Get Moving: 'Opportunities To Walk To School Through Remote Drop Off Programs'" - a publication from Change Lab Solutions suggests solutions for creating environments that will improve health outcomes for children. More Information

Education -- "On The Move: 'Safe Routes To School Policies In Rural School Districts'" - a publication from Change Lab Solutions suggests approaches and tools of particular interest to rural school districts. More Information

Health & Wellness -- "On The Move: 'Safe Routes To School Policies In Rural School Districts'" - a publication from Change Lab Solutions suggests approaches and tools of particular interest to rural school districts. More Information

Health & Wellness -- "Get Out And Get Moving: 'Opportunities To Walk To School Through Remote Drop Off Programs'" - a publication from Change Lab Solutions suggests solutions for creating environments that will improve health outcomes for children. More Information

Community Development -- "Building Healthy Infill" - a publication from Change Lab Solutions suggests practice tips to help planners, developers, and public health officials encourage healthy infill and maximize its benefits in four core issue areas - transportation, air quality, access to daily needs, services & health promoting amenities, and quality affordable housing. Along with a sample general plan policies that encourage healthy infill. More Information

Conferences / Workshops / Webinars

Education -- Register Today! "2014 Men of Color Summit" hosted by Mississippi State University. Thursday, August 28 through Friday, August 29 | Mississippi State University | Starkville, Mississippi. The event is free to all. More Information

Education -- "Using Digital Tools To Personalize Learning" - a four part series from "Education Week" for teachers to learn how to use instructional technology to deepen students learning. Registration is required. More Information

Education -- "Deeper Literacy: 'New Insights And Strategies For Teachers'" - a three part series from "Education Week" for teachers to learn to strengthen in-depth literacy instruction through the Common Core State Standards. Registration is Open. More Information

Education -- "The Inspired Teacher: 'Cultivating Resilience and Motivation in the Classroom'" - a webinar series from "Education Week" for educators to learn practical tools to cultivate a pedagogical confidence in the classroom. Registration is open. 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

Health & Wellness -- NAMI Basics Education Courses - Free classes hosted by The National Alliance on Mental Health for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health issues. Please contact Chris Marcell at 228-233-9294 or via E-Mail at namigulfcoast@gmail.com. for information. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 and will be held on each Tuesday through October 7 | 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Lutheran of the Pines Church | 309 Highway 90 | Waveland, Mississippi. More Information

Health & Wellness -- NAMI Basics Education Courses - Free classes hosted by The National Alliance on Mental Health for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health issues. Please contact Chris Marcell at 228-233-9294 or via E-Mail at namigulfcoast@gmail.com. for information. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 and will be held on each Tuesday through October 7 | 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Lutheran of the Pines Church | 309 Highway 90 | Waveland, Mississippi. More Information

Wealth Building -- "The Business Case For Helping Rural Families Get Ahead" - a webinar hosted by Rural Family Economic Success Action Network to learn good business strategies to help rural families, and more about Working Bridges, a project that is increasing collaboration between employers and service providers to keep low-to-moderate wage employees on the job. Register Today! Tuesday, August 12 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST. More Information

Community Development -- Register Today! "2014 Men of Color Summit" hosted by Mississippi State University. Thursday, August 28 through Friday, August 29 | Mississippi State University | Starkville, Mississippi. The event is free to all. More Information

Community Development -- Register Today! Southeastern Council Of Foundations 45th Annual Meeting - Wednesday, November 12 - Friday, November 14 | New Orleans Marriott | Canal Street | New Orleans, Louisiana More Information

Community Development -- Save The Date: "The Learning Conference 2015 - hosted by Grantmakers For Effective Organizations. Registration opens March 15, 2015. Wednesday, June 10 - Thursday, June 11, 2015 | Hyatt Regency | Boston, Massachusetts. More Information

Community Development -- Save The Date: "The Collaboration Conference 2015 - hosted by Grantmakers For Effective Organizations. Registration opens Summer of 2015. November 16 - November 17, 2015 | Hyatt Regency | Ho Huston, Texas. More Information

Community Development -- Save The Date: "The National Conference 2015 - hosted by Grantmakers For Effective Organizations. Registration opens Early 2016. May 2 - May 4, 2016 | Hyatt Regency | Minneapolis, Minnesota. More Information

News (Moving the Mid South Forward)

Education -- "On Common Core Strategies For Teachers" - an article from "Ed Week" suggests many teachers are transitioning to the common core with new instructional strategies in place for their classrooms. More Information

Health & Wellness -- 2014 Food Day - National Food Day is Friday, October 24, 2014! Check out www."Foodday,org" for upcoming events and how you can participate. More Information

Community Development -- "Weekly News Roundup" - a weekly newsletter from The Delta Regional Authority offering suggests updates on news and events from around the region. More Information