Foundation for the Mid South

Foundation for the Mid South

134 East Amite St.
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 355-8167 ext. 112

Denise Ellis
Fiscal/Grants Officer

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1990
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1998
Number of sponsored projects: 1

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Our fees range from 5%-10%.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Geographic: The Foundation for the Mid South serves the three-state region of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • No government funding

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Health/nutrition
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Receiving property and stock donations

Organization description:
The Foundation for the Mid South invests in people and strategies that build philanthropy and promote racial, social and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The Foundation for the Mid South works to build the communities resources and leadership of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi through change strategies based on regional cooperation. It does so by using private philanthropic resources to fund, develop and promote programs in our current areas of interest including education, economic development and families and children. In each of these areas, the Foundation for the Mid South makes grants, hosts training sessions and seminars, provides technical assistance, and brings people and organizations together to form networks, collaborations and partnerships throughout the region.