EIN 64-0901569

Innovate Mississippi

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
14
Year formed
1998
Most recent tax filings
2021-06-01
Description
The mission of Innovate Mississippi, formerly known as Mississippi technology alliance, is to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the state of Mississippi. The purpose of the organization is to drive innovation and technolog...
Total revenues
$1,482,573
2021
Total expenses
$1,742,792
2021
Total assets
$937,142
2021
Num. employees
14
2021

Program areas at Innovate Mississippi

Delivered support and services that promote business and investment development for technology-focused companies and organizations in the state of Mississippi. Innovate Mississippi provides the following programs: 1. Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi (MEP.ms) The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi (MEP.ms) is a program under Innovate Mississippi that works to assist Mississippi manufacturers. MEP.ms works with partner organizations to provide expertise and services tailored to the most critical needs of area manufacturers, which range from process improvements and worker training to business practices and applications of information technology. MEP.ms partners include the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, several Mississippi Universities and Community Colleges, and private sector service providers. 2. Strategic Biomass Solutions Strategic Biomass Solutions is another program of Innovate Mississippi. The purpose of the Strategic Biomass Solutions program is to drive innovation in the area of renewable energy technology by connecting entrepreneurs, investors, and economic developers. Strategic Biomass Solutions offers numerous resources to renewable energy stakeholders, such as studies and analysis for startup businesses and information via the Renewable Energy Venture Development Academy. Strategic Biomass Solutions also manages the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council, an organization that serves as the voice of sustainable industries in Mississippi. Overall, Strategic Biomass Solutions exists to serve the needs of renewable energy ventures in order to drive technology to market. 3. Innovation Report Innovate Mississippi's marketing includes events and the publication of Innovation Report magazine. Innovation Report magazine greets its readers with articles and features telling the Mississippi story by highlighting the impressive individuals, ideas, companies and products that proudly call Mississippi home. 4.High Technology Conference High technology conference is another program of Innovate Mississippi. The purpose of the high technology conference is to offer an annual gathering of industry leaders and students an opportunity to network, learn and be inspired by technology.

Who funds Innovate Mississippi

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)Create A Network and Provide Technical Assistance for Low-Income, Minority and Women-Owned Technology-Based Businesses, Along With Access To Capital Through the Creation of A Revolving Loan Fund$460,000
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of CommerceMANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP$752,848
Small Business AdministrationFEDERAL AND STATE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM$76,755
Department of CommerceMANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP$56,643
...and 3 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Innovate Mississippi

NameTitleCompensation
Tony JeffPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Janet ParkerBusiness Development and Marketing Director$100,000
Tasha BibbEntrepreneurial Development Director
Claire RomeOffice Manager
Lindsey BenefeldInvestment Manager
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for Innovate Mississippi

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,205,534
Program services$110,988
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$166,051
Total revenues$1,482,573

Form 990s for Innovate Mississippi

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-14990View PDF
2019-062021-01-28990View PDF
2018-062019-08-17990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-09-06990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Organizations like Innovate Mississippi

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Vermont Sustainable Jobs FundMontpelier, VT$1,951,588
Center for Economic Growth (CEG)Albany, NY$1,301,497
White Plains Downtown District Management AssociationWhite Plains, NY$933,851
Nuclear Innovation AllianceBrewster, MA$1,102,813
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP)Pittsburgh, PA$6,457,703
Ben Franklin Technology Partners NE PABethlehem, PA$6,233,285
Oregon RainEugene, OR$616,612
Mountain AssociationBerea, KY$4,372,361
Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx)Bronx, NY$2,640,273
Heritage OhioColumbus, OH$559,272
Data update history
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $460,000 from W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 30, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 15 new personnel
June 25, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
September 30, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsBusiness and community development organizationsCharities
Issues
Energy conservationEnvironmentCommunity improvementEconomic developmentBusiness and industry
Characteristics
LobbyingPartially liquidatedState / local levelReceives government fundingManagement and technical assistanceTax deductible donations
General information
Address
121 North State St Ste 500
Jackson, MS 39201
Metro area
Jackson, MS
County
Hinds County, MS
Website URL
innovate.ms/ 
Phone
(601) 960-3644
IRS details
EIN
64-0901569
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1998
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
S31: Urban, Community Economic Development
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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