Whole Places is funded via a grant from the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area. This partnership was made possible with the help of Mississippi Heritage Trust, The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi State University Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Campus, and Turkey Creek Community Initiatives. 



The mission of the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area is to promote understanding of and to conserve and enhance the heritage resources of the six counties of the Mississippi Gulf Coast by telling the area’s nationally significant story to residents and visitors through activities and partnerships that celebrate the area’s unique history, people, traditions, and landscapes.


Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain

The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain is a member supported, non-profit organization whose purpose is to protect the six coastal counties' natural lands, scenic areas, fresh water resources, and wildlife habitat. Incorporated in 2000 as Mississippi's first accredited land trust, over 8,800 acres have been protected. 


Mississippi Heritage Trust 

The Mississippi Heritage Trust is a state-wide non-profit organization established in 1992 that works to save and renew places meaningful to Mississippians and their history. Programs of the Mississippi Heritage Trust include the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi, the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference, Heritage Awards, MS MOD, Save My Place, and the preservation toolkit.