JACKSON, MISS. — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi Board of Directors announced it will accept grant applications from qualifying organizations for projects that improve the health/well-being of infants (defined as ages under one year.)
“We are excited to announce the availability of funds for Community Grant Giving during 2012,” said board chairperson Melanie Roach of Vicksburg.
Agencies may view grant specifics and download the application by going to the forms tab at www.RMHCMississippi.org <http://www.rmhcmississippi.org/> . Individual project funding will not exceed $25,000. Applying organizations must be designated as not-for-profit, tax-exempt under the IRS code. Grant applications must be received by July 16, 2012. Decisions will be reported by mail no later than November 15, 2012.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi is a 501 (c) (3), Mississippi, non-profit corporation that improves the well-being of children and families through programs that give comfort, compassion and care. Their cornerstone program, Ronald McDonald House, opened May, 1989, in Jackson to serve as a "home away from home" for families of critically ill children who must travel to Jackson for specialized medical care. Families experience a caring and comfortable environment — a place where they can share their fears and concerns; receive support of others who are in similar circumstances; and gain strength during the most difficult time in their lives.
In 2000, the Board of Directors embraced the Community Grants program. With this expanded reach, they use the expertise and network they have built to address a magnitude of issues affecting children.
Roach added, “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi is excited about partnering with other organizations. Imagine the impact we can make together.”