MCJ Receives Hilton Equity Fund Grant

MCJ has received a $1.5M grant from the Hilton Equity Fund to be put towards operational support.


“MCJ fights for the most vulnerable Mississippians. Our work is testament to our conviction. Fighting difficult battles and overcoming insurmountable odds is what we do in Mississippi,” said Vangela M. Wade, MCJ president and CEO. “This grant from the Hilton Foundation only strengthens our conviction.”


The Conrad N. Hilton Foundations’s Equity Fund was established in 2020 to combat racism and other forms of bias and injustice across multiple dimensions, including gender, disability and LGBTQI+. Grants made through the Equity Fund are for general operating support and capacity building to organizations led and governed by historically under-represented populations in the United States.


“The impact of the pandemic hit underserved communities the hardest, uncovering systemic barriers and shedding a light on the need to address the root causes of inequity,” said Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “We are proud to support the transformative work of these organizations and directly partner with communities to make our world a better place for all.”