LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi awards $57K in statewide grants

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi has awarded its second round of grants and sponsorships, totaling $57,300 for eight organizations.

“Our second round of grantmaking is a milestone for our organization, because it cements for our grantee organizations and for LGBTQ Mississippians everywhere in the state that The LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi is a committed partner that will support exciting work,” said Justin Lofton, Vice Chair of the LGBTQ Fund of MS.

The twelve-month grants range from $3,500 to $15,000. The organizations and programs funded by the second round of grants are:

  • Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University – ($3,500) – Jackson
  • UMMC: TEAM Clinic – Supplemental Grant  – ($4,800) – Jackson
  • Youth Improvement Services: Housing for Transgender Individuals – ($6,000) – Jackson
  • Youth Improvement Services: Staffing Support – ($9,000) – Jackson
  • Mississippi State University – ($6,500) – Starkville
  • MS Safe Schools Coalition – ($15,000) – Jackson, Hattiesburg
  • Delta State University –  ($3,500) – Cleveland
  • Freedom Summer Collegiate – ($7,500) – Meridian / Rosedale / Sunflower
  • Mississippi Book Festival LGBTQ Panel – ($1,500) – Jackson, Statewide

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