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Ms. South

Ms. South is a multi-year grantmaking strategy to build power for Women and Girls of Color (WGOC). We amplify the leadership of WGOC and support the sustainability of the ecosystem of organizations.

Ms. South resources and networks organizations that do movement building and organizing work in 14 key states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The South is significantly underinvested in by philanthropy; Ms. Foundation’s 2020 report, Pocket Change found that the average per capita funding for WGOC is only $2.36, well below half of the national average, $5.48.

Please note: The Ms. Foundation for Women will not be issuing an open call for Ms. South proposals in 2023-2024. More information is available here.

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Ms. South Highlights and Milestones

We formed the Katrina Women’s Response Fund (KWRF) to support immediate needs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and to offer ongoing support for grassroots women’s leadership. The fund prioritizes ensuring the full participation of low-income women and women of color in policymaking decisions. In total, we deliver nearly $3 million to over 40 community-based organizations.

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