United Way for Jackson & George Counties began the Community Impact Grant Program in the spring of 2005. The board wanted to encourage innovative solutions to address unmet needs in the community and so they set aside funds from campaign to award special grants. Community Impact grants are awarded outside of our traditional funding and are open to all area health and human services agencies who are registered 501(c)(3) agencies, governed by a volunteer board of directors, audited annually by an independent Certified Public Accountant or file an IRS Form 990, registered with the Mississippi Secretary of State, and serve clients in Jackson and/or George counties.
The application process normally begins during the summer months and grants are awarded in either late summer or early fall. Once announced, applications are available at the United Way office (3510 Magnolia St., Pascagoula) or online. Please contact Donna Stewart, Agency Relations Manager, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 228-767-7662.
Photo above is the 2015 Community Impact grant recipients. From left, Backpack Buddies of Moss Point, Community Care Network, DREAM, Girl Scouts, Gulf Coast Family Counseling, Home of Grace and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.