The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two of Greenville, Mississippi, is proud to announce its grant program for 2021-2022. The mission of the Circle remains focused on education, healthcare and general welfare programs to benefit our neighbors in the Delta.
Beginning in 2000 when the King’s Daughter’s Hospital was sold, the Circle was charged with the fiduciary responsibility of overseeing the investment income and awarding that income in five Delta counties. Funds are designated for grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations as well as for nursing scholarships. This year approximately $220,000 will be allocated to deserving organizations for programs or projects that serve persons in Washington, Bolivar, Sunflower and Sharkey counties in Mississippi and Chicot County, Arkansas.
In past years, grants have provided funds that provide leadership training at organizations such as Delta Hands for Hope and Sunflower Co. Freedom Project. Other grants have targeted educational gains and workforce training at Teach for America, Delta State Foundation/BPAC Reading and Washington County Workforce Dev. Fund. Funds have also been used to provide life-changing camp experiences for individuals with special needs at Camp Looking Glass.
Healthcare is a central concern in the five counties we serve. The Circle has funded projects that promote health and wellness, including the Community Counseling Center, MS Medical Education & Research Consortium, the Delta Cotton Belles breast cancer support services and Covid-19 Community Relief Fund. Other grants, including those for United Way Housing Initiative, Hodding Carter YMCA and St. Vincent de Paul Society, address quality of life services.
The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two has invested over $3,000 into Delta communities over the last nineteen years. The Circle is currently seeking worthy 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grants for 2021-2022. The application is available online and applications can be downloaded at Kdscircle2.com. The Grant Cycle opens March 1, 2021.
ALL applications must be completed and postmarked by May 1, 2020 to be considered. All projects are required to be completed within the fiscal year beginning September 1, 2021. Recipients will be recognized and funding awarded at a reception in August. For additional information, please contact Martha Weissinger, Allocations Chairperson, at email@example.com