Twenty-six Mississippi organizations receive grants
June 27, 2013
Many individuals agree that racism against minorities in some communities still exists.
With this in mind, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently gave $3.8 million in grants to 26 organizations in Mississippi. The smallest grant is worth $60,000, while the largest is for $150,000. The money will be given to each charity over the next three years. The groups chosen constantly strive to ensure racial equality for everyone and present minority groups with more opportunities.
Though the Kellogg Foundation is located in Michigan, all of the money is going to nonprofits based out of Mississippi. These nonprofits are involved in healthcare, education, finance and other focus areas.
"By focusing on young men of color in the state, these local organizations are working to develop some of Mississippi's next generation leaders," explained La June Tabron, executive vice president and treasurer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. "We look forward to what we'll learn over the next three years and to sharing those lessons broadly."
The Kellogg Foundation identifies Mississippi as one of its priority states, along with New York and Michigan, as there are a remarkable number of children in poverty living there. However, the group also has bases in Latin America, the Caribbean and southern Africa as well.
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