The Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Network works to better our state and its communities by connecting providers, parents and policymakers with proven tools and resources to increase the quality of and access to out-of-school time programming for K-12 children and youth.


Afterschool is a lifeline that keeps youth safe, helps kids learn and grow, and provides parents the ability to work without worry. 

Mississippi has hundreds of afterschool and summer learning programs across the state for children and families. Use this map to find a program in your area.

Mississippi has hundreds of afterschool and summer learning programs across the state for children and families. Use this map to find a program in your area.

Gratitude Knows No Calendar: Giving Thanks for Grants!

Nov 27, 2023 | Funding Opportunities


In the afterglow of Thanksgiving, the Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Network extends heartfelt gratitude to our supporters and champions who have been instrumental in our mission to elevate afterschool experiences for the youth of Mississippi. As we celebrate the spirit of thanks, we are excited to share news of upcoming funding opportunities that will propel us further in our pursuit of excellence.

Gratitude in Action:

At the core of our gratitude lies the recognition of the incredible impact that support from organizations and foundations has on our work. This post-Thanksgiving season, we are delighted to announce several funding opportunities, made possible by esteemed foundations who share our commitment to youth development.

Funding Opportunities:

Saucony Run For Good Foundation:

Purpose: Supporting initiatives that promote an active and healthy lifestyle for young individuals.

Focus Areas: Physical fitness programs, running clubs, wellness activities.

Deadline: December 15, 2023



Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation:

Purpose: Empowering innovative projects that contribute to the advancement of afterschool programs.

Focus Areas: Creative approaches, technology integration, community engagement.

Deadline: December 31, 2023



National Endowment for the Arts-Big Read:

Purpose: Encouraging community-wide reading programs to foster a love for literature and the arts.

Focus Areas: Literary events, book clubs, author engagements.

Deadline: January 10, 2024



National Science Foundation-Broadening Participation in Computing:

Purpose: Promoting diversity and inclusion in the field of computing.

Focus Areas: Coding clubs, technology workshops, mentorship programs.

Deadline: January 18, 2024



National Science Foundation-PAEMST:

Purpose: Recognizing and rewarding excellence in the teaching of mathematics and science.

Focus Areas: Professional development for educators, STEM curriculum enhancement.

Deadline: February 6, 2024



Global Warming Mitigation Project-Keeling Curve Prize:

Purpose: Supporting innovative projects addressing climate change and global warming.

Focus Areas: Environmental education, sustainability initiatives, green projects.

Deadline: February 12, 2024



How to Apply:

Detailed information, guidelines, and application forms for each grant opportunity can be found within the links provided. 


As we express our gratitude, we invite you to join us in embracing the opportunities presented by these esteemed foundations. Together, let’s continue to make a lasting impact on the lives of Mississippi’s youth. Gratitude knows no calendar—let the spirit of thanks guide us as we explore and apply for these transformative grants.