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Women's Foundation of Mississippi

When Women Thrive, Mississippi Thrives

aka Women's Fund of Mississippi   |   Jackson, MS   |  www.womensfoundtionms.org

Mission

Our mission is Economic Security for Women.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Tracy DeVries

Main address

2906 N State Street Suite 302

Jackson, MS 39211 USA

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EIN

26-4419982

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grantmaking, Community Engagement & Education, Research

We invest in organizations across the state of Mississippi that work towards economic security for women. We conduct an annual grantmaking program, and in 2020 we launched a Rapid Response Fund to assist women during the pandemic.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Women's Foundation of Mississippi

Board of directors
as of 12/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Margaret Cupples

Vonda Reeves

Susan Phillips

Lindsey Dowdle

Ashley Sanders

Mary Purvis

Shanell Watson

Donna Barksdale

Evelyn Edwards

Norma Ojeda

Kim Burke

Rosalyn Howard

Grace Lee

Margaret Cupples

Holly Lange

LoRose Moore

Michelle Owens

Barbara Smith

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/18/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/18/2020

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.