AWS InCommunities Greater Jackson MS Area Fund

US$250,000 | Madison, Hinds, and Rankin Counties, Mississippi
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Choose an idea from the portfolio below to start in your community, and we’ll give you the information, tools, support and funding to get started.

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Proven ideas and funding for your community

This funding will help you to start or expand a community project in Madison, Hinds, and Rankin Counties in the Greater Jackson, Mississippi Area. This initiative is part of AWS InCommunities' long-standing commitment to being a good neighbor by supporting and helping deliver innovative programs that strengthen ties and increase inclusivity in communities where AWS has a presence.

How it works
  • Select an idea listed below or submit your existing project and register to get your project page
  • Use your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge
  • Submit a photo and your action plan
  • Let us know what impact you are having in your community
Who can apply
  • You work in the Greater Jackson Area and your project will take place in one of the following counties: Madison, Hinds, or Rankin
  • You're passionate about building a thriving and inclusive community
  • You are an individual, an existing local group or a community organization
What you get
  • Seed funding to start your selected idea
  • Free starter resource pack, mentorship and technology tools to get started
  • Additional impact funding, once you report back on the social impact of your active project

Explore ideas

Choose an idea to start in your community. See terms & conditions.
  • CoderDojo

    Teach kids in your community to code in a fun and collaborative environment

  • Murals for Communities

    Using mural art to build and nurture creative communities

  • Rigamajig

    Bringing Rigamajig to Communities Worldwide

  • Community Fridge

    Start a community fridge in your community to share good food that would otherwise go to waste.

  • Community Composting

    Divert your community's food waste from landfill, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions

  • Books for Bright Futures

    Get beautiful Book Dash books to children in your community to bring them joy, support their health and happiness and build their future -- all you have to do is send our book files to a copy shop or printer and they will do the rest!

  • Repair Café

    Organise a free meeting place in your community to repair things instead of throwing them away.

  • Playground for Entrepreneurs

    The Playground for Entrepreneurs is a coaching tool that supports coaches and entrepreneurs on their journey to success, in a collaborative way.

  • Neighborhood Forest

    Growing the Indoor Forest – Building, Sharing, and Caring for Indoor Plants

  • Little Free Pantry

    A grassroots movement of neighbors feeding neighbors through the creation of little free pantries.

  • Open Orchard

    Organise an Open Orchard to bring people together, provide free fruit to local residents and green our urban environments.

  • Pollinator Partnership

    Invite pollinators to your neighborhood by planting a pollinator friendly habitat in your garden, farm, school, park or just about anywhere!

Apply with a new or existing project

Have your own idea or existing project? Explore the terms and challenge criteria, then submit your own project for funding.

Applications for new or existing projects close on 5 Jul, 2024.

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