10 area non-profit agencies benefit from MGM’s employee-driven Community Grants Program

03 November 2022

BILOXI, MISS. – Beau Rivage has donated more than $89,000 to 10 non-profit agencies in Coastal Mississippi. The employee-driven grant funds were allocated to organizations focusing on areas from affordable housing and family services to education and workforce development.

“Beau Rivage team members go above and beyond to give back to the local community and support area charities through donating time, money or resources,” said Beau Rivage President & COO Brandon Dardeau. “Thanks to the generosity of our team members, 10 local non-profit agencies will receive assistance that will be vital to their organizations and the impact each organization has on the Gulf Coast.

Grant decisions were made by the company’s Community Grant Council, a voluntary employee committee that distributes donations not ear-marked for specific nonprofit organizations or programs into a grant fund with awards based on a grant submission process.

Local agencies receiving the grants focus on homelessness, health and wellness, education and food insecurities.  Grant recipients include De L ’Epee Deaf Center to provide assistance for their Deaf Children in a Hearing World program, Feeding the Gulf Coast for its Backpack Program in Mississippi, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and its MS Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition. Funds received by Make-A-Wish Mississippi will be utilized to provide program services and wish granting, while Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation will use the grant to support the Lori A. Sneed Ostomy Fund.  Mercy Housing and Human Development Inc. received a grant to aid its economic stability post Covid through financial education and counseling programming while the funding will assist Moore Community House in facilitating its Women in Construction program. Son of a Saint will use funds to aid its caregiver support services. Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District Inc.’s grant will support the organization’s Senior Emergency Assistance program. The grant for The Bell Foundation Inc. will provide assistance for its BellXcel Summer Learning and Enrichment program.

MGM Resorts Foundation awards funding 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.

MGM Resorts International is committed to making a positive impact in communities and its companywide social impact and sustainability initiative Focused on What Matters pillars include Fostering Diversity and Inclusion, Protecting the Planet and Investing in Our Communities.

2022 Beau Rivage MGM Resorts Foundation grant recipients:

Focus Area Organization Project Title Granted Amount
Health and Wellness De L ‘Epee Deaf Center Deaf Children in a Hearing World $ 15,000.00
Food Insecurity Feeding the Gulf Coast Backpack Program in Mississippi $ 8,000.00
Health and Wellness Gulf Coast Community Foundation Inc. MS Gulf Coast Youth Health Coalition $ 8,000.00
Health and Wellness Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi Program Services – Wish Granting $ 15,000.00
Health and Wellness Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation Inc. Lori A. Sneed Ostomy Fund $ 7,955.00
Family Services Mercy Housing and Human Development Inc. Economic Stability post Covid through Financial Education and Counseling $ 8,000.00
Homelessness Moore Community House Women in Construction $ 9,126.00
Family Services Son of a Saint Caregiver Support Services $ 5,000.00
Family Services Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District Inc. Senior Emergency Assistance Program $ 8,000.00
Education K-12 The Bell Foundation Inc. BellXcel Summer Learning and Enrichment Program

$ 5,000.00

      $ 89,081.00


The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts’ employees. The Foundation also collects and distributes donations made by a broad base of donors to support activities organized by MGM Resorts employees and approved by the Foundation’s board of directors to benefit qualified nonprofit charitable organizations.


Already known as the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino continues to raise the bar. Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond beachfront resort recently completed a $55 million room remodel of its 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. The resort is home to 10 restaurants, four bars and lounges, and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area that includes the new Buffalo Zone and BetMGM Book Bar and Grill, Mississippi’s full-service sports betting and entertainment destination. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade with a Black Clover Lounge and Topgolf Swing Suite, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For more information and reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit www.beaurivage.com.

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CONTACT: Mary Cracchiolo Spain, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 228.547.8473, mspain@mgmresorts.com