CFM Announces Rapid Response Mini-Grant Recipients for Efforts During Jackson Water Crisis

Today, the Community Foundation for Mississippi announced seven nonprofits as recipients of the Rapid Response Mini-Grant program. This mini-grant is a reimbursement program for charitable organizations, covering expenses that nonprofits incurred related to rapid response service during Jackson’s boil water notice that lasted between July 29 and September 15, 2022.

CFM Rapid Response Mini-Grant Recipients are:

  • Daughters of Deborah, Inc.
  • Mississippi Children’s Museum
  • CryOut Teen Organization
  • Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity of Mississippi
  • Reaching and Educating for Community Hope (RECH) Foundation
  • CARES Center of Jackson, Canopy Children’s Solutions
  • The Redeemer’s School

Expenses were unplanned, un-budgeted expenses related to the purchase of water or ice, rentals related to the distribution of or lack of water related to charitable purposes and other items. (See a full list here.) Reimbursements range from $200-$2,000.

“The Community Foundation for Mississippi knows that in face of unplanned emergencies, the nonprofit sector is often the first to leap to action, stepping up to serve its community even in the face of budget constraints,” said Melody Moody-Thortis, Director of Strategic Impact at CFM. “As part of CFM’s ongoing response and recovery efforts, we wanted to provide an avenue to support those who responded quickly to provide water, port-a-potties, portable showers and other needed items during Jackson’s most recent boiled water notice. We are so pleased that we can support those that support others as part of our ongoing work with the water crisis facing Jackson, Mississippi.”