Thirteen local non-profit agencies benefit from MGM’s employee-driven Community Grants Program

27 September 2019

BILOXI, MISS. – More than $173,000 was distributed to 13 area non-profit agencies from the MGM Resorts Foundation, with funds supporting the grants stemming from contributions made by Beau Rivage and MGM Resorts International employees.  

Grant decisions were made by the company’s employee-driven Community Grant Councils (CGC), a voluntary committee that distributes donations not ear-marked for specific nonprofit organizations or programs into a grant fund with awards based on a competitive proposal process. The grants provide support for projects that provide services in the following focus areas: Affordable Housing, Economic Opportunity/ Workforce Development, Education K-12, Family Services, Food Insecurity, Health and Wellness, Homelessness, Services for Seniors and Services for Veterans and Military Families. This year’s grant recipients include:

Focus Area Organization Project Title Granted Amount
Family Services Back Bay Mission Emergency Assistance $10,333.00
Food Insecurity Bay Area Food Bank Mississippi Backpack Program $10,800.00
Family Services Camp Rap-A-Hope Foundation, Inc. Camp Week 2019 $10,000.00
Family Services Catholic Social & Community Services Morning Star Pregnancy Care Center and Community Outreach-Case Management Program $15,000.00
Affordable Housing Community Care Network, Inc. BREAKTHROUGH! Housing Homeless Youth $8,333.00
Affordable Housing Community Care Network, Inc. Sue’s Home - Opening Doors to Brighter Futures $15,000.00
Family Services Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence Emergency Services Program $14,300.00
Family Services Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence Children’s Program $12,550.00
Family Services Hancock County Food Pantry, Inc. Coast Senior Citizen Food Distribution Program - Hancock County Food Pantry $10,000.00
Health & Wellness Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation Inc. ThinkFirst - Bicycle Safety for Children $6,463.00
Economic Opportunity/Workforce Development Mississippi Council on Economic Education Economic opportunity through exposure to financial readiness skills $13,000.00
Education K-12 United Way of South Mississippi PreK4Ward $15,000.00
Health & Wellness Coastal Family Health Center, Inc. CFHC Prenatal Program $15,000.00
Family Services Gulf Coast Christian Life Center (Feed My Sheep) Feed My Sheep $15,000.00
Family Services Hope Haven of Hancock County Stewards of Children, Active Parenting $2,789.00
Total     $173,568.00

MGM Resorts Foundation is currently accepting nonprofit grant applications for 2019-20 through its online portal through Oct. 4, 2019. Funding will be awarded to local nonprofit agencies that provide services focused on fighting hunger, supporting families and improving the lives of all residents in our communities. Agencies may visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org/grants to review eligibility criteria and begin the online grant application process. Nonprofits are required to provide support of a Community Grant Fund focus area and operations must be in existence for a minimum of 36 months to be considered.

To learn more about The MGM Resorts Foundation, visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org.

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About MGM Resorts Foundation

The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation’s Board.

CONTACTS:       
Mary Cracchiolo Spain, Beau Rivage, (228) 386-7134, mspain@mgmresorts.com
MGM Resorts Foundation, foundation@mgmresorts.com