Education and Literacy;Health;Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Contains board chair's and CEO's messages, financial statements, lists of board members and staff, and highlights of U.S. and international programs with a focus on education and learning; food, health, and well-being; and family economic security.
Geographic Focus: North America / United States;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Michigan;North America / United States (Southern) / Mississippi;North America / United States (Southwestern) / New Mexico
Education and Literacy;Parenting and Families;Poverty
In an effort to improve family economic security in rural communities, Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP) sought a sustainable funding source in 2013 for Arkansas's Aspiring Scholars Matching Grant (ASMG) Program, a savings incentive for low-to-moderate income families that matches funds saved for a child's college education in the 529 GIFT Plan, and investigated the possible creation of a matched 529 savings program in Mississippi. SBCP authored this paper to illustrate and examine the current options of college savings accounts offered in both states and analyze the causes behind low participation in each state's 529 plans.
Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Southern)-Mississippi;North America-United States (Southern)-Arkansas
Arts and Culture, Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Provides an overview of an initiative to expand access to integrated arts education with partnership building, advocacy, and strategic communications activities. Discusses Ford's theory of change, challenges, lessons learned, and case summaries.
Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-California, North America-United States (Southern)-Maryland, North America-United States (Midwestern)-Minnesota, North America-United States (Southern)-Mississippi, North America-United States, North America-United States (Midwestern)-Ohio, North America-United States (Southwestern)-Texas, North America-United States (Southern)-District of Columbia-Washington