Our  mission:  To provide the resources for today's learners and tomorrow's leaders to excel.

Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation


Dedicated educators play a major role in shaping and inspiring tomorrow's strong leaders.  We believe that by securing the necessary resources, we can help equip our teachers to empower our students through educational excellence.


  • Grants to faculty and staff
  • Early childhood development and school readiness
  • Student scholarships
  • Arts and athletics
  • Administration and emerging needs

These funding priorities were determined by the Foundation's Board of Directors in October 2014 based primarily on feedback from the community survey conducted during the summer of 2014.  Click the link below to see the complete survey results report.

The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions are tax- deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

​The Foundation is required to file a tax return with the U. S. Internal Revenue service each year.  A copy of the IRS Form 990-EZ for our fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, can be accessed by contacting us at hpsdfoundation@gmail.com or by writing to us at P. O. Box 1374, Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1374.



The Foundation exists to support the faculty, staff, and students of the Hattiesburg Public School District.  Our work includes funding enrichment grants to HPSD faculty and staff, supporting early childhood and school readiness efforts, seeking and maintaining student scholarship funds, supporting HPSD arts and athletics programs, and working to meet emerging needs in the school district.

Grants to Faculty & Staff for 2018-19 School Year

The Foundation's 2018-2019 HPSD Faculty & Staff Grant Application program has concluded.  Check back on our website in mid-January 2019 for the application package for the 2019-2020 lick application package, including instructions, important dates, and the application and approval forms.  The application will be a Word document that can be completed by hand or on your computer.  Please note that while most grants will be aimed at meeting faculty and classroom needs, grants will also available to administration and staff members for staff development purposes.