Community Partners

Investment goals for Community Impact Grants: By helping children find success at the earliest possible age, we have an opportunity to stop problems before they begin. UWSM invests in programs to ensure that children enter school ready to learn and are reading on grade level by the end of the 3rd grade.


2017 - 2019 Community Impact Grants

Early Learning

Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence

Hancock County Human Resource Agency

Moore Community House

Grade Level Reading

Boys & Girls Club of the Gulf Coast

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

The Nourishing Place

Quarles Elementary School


CASA of Hancock County

Hancock Resource Center


2015 – 2017 Community Impact Grants

School Readiness

Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence                                                         Therapeutic Early Childhood Program

Hancock County Human Resource Agency                                          Child Development Centers

Moore Community House                                                                        Early Head Start

Grade Level Reading

Boys & Girls Club                                                                                       Academic Success for BGGC Youth

Manna Ministries                                                                                      Head and Heart Tutoring Program

South Hancock Elementary School                                                      Catching the Wave to Success Tutoring

The Nourishing Place                                                                               ENHANCE Tutoring Program

Two Generation Collaboratives Supporting Parents & Children

Climb CDC                                                                                                   Gaston Point Family Resource Center

Hancock Resource Center & CASA Hancock County                         Family Advocacy Collaborative


2013 – 2015 Grants

The Nourishing Place  PreK4ward

Moore Community House Early Head Start

GC Women's Center Therapeutic Early Childhood Program

Hancock Human Resource Agency Child Development Center

Lynn Meadows Beyond the Book Program

Hancock Excel by 5 Preschool Curriculum Collaborative

Parents for Public Schools  Early Childhood Parent Engagement

The Nourishing Place  ENHANCE after school tutoring

Boys & Girls Club Academic Success for BGCGC Youth

Long Beach Schools - Quarles  Project Read

Manna Ministries  Head and Heart




Parents are encouraged to sign up for Dolly Parton's...

PreK4Ward, a kindergarten preparation program offered by United Way of South...

Dragon boats will be in the water again in 2020, announces United Way of South Mississippi.
The fifth annual Gulf Coast Dragon Boat Festival, a key fundraiser for UWSM,...
United Way Worldwide ranked number one in the...
Stephanie Mueller of Gulfport is the winner of United Way of South Mississippi’s $50,000 Nifty 50 raffle.
Mueller’s winning ticket was pulled during the raffle drawing on...

Top News

Latest News

The Latest