CFNM covid-19 FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund increases to $55,000

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) launched Phase II of its FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund thanks to the Dan and Margaret Maddox Foundation, of Hernando, increasing their matching gift to $55,000. Phase I of the FEED Northwest Mississippi launched on March 19 with an initial grant of $27,500 from the Maddox Foundation and was … Continued

Clarksdale Virtual Realty Center receives $15,500 Grant

The Clarksdale VRCenter and Academy was started in the spring of 2017 and is the outcome of five years of research and development with Virtual Reality Technology and working with youth in the hi-tech industry. Its mission is to practice Social Entrepreneurism by training and employing impoverished youth in Coahoma County in a VR Production … Continued

Shifting Rhythms: Coahoma Mobile Education receives $7,000 Grant

A project initiated by two professors at Olin College and students of Babson College has received a $7,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The grant came from Placed-Based Education & Civic Entrepreneurship Endowment. The fiscal agent for the project is the Carnegie Public Library Coahoma. “Shifting Rhythms: Coahoma Mobile Education” is a … Continued

Lucy Janoush looses battle with cancer

Community Foundation Board Director, Lucy Janoush, lost her 1.5 year long battle with cancer Sunday, September 17. She was a leader in Cleveland, Bolivar County and the whole state of Mississippi. Lucy was recognized by the foundation as Community Star Woman of the Year at the 2016 Crystal Ball and she chaired the foundation’s very … Continued

9/11 Day of Service Project

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi held its 4th annual joint 9/11 Day of Service project with MidSouth Project Package, a Southaven 501c3 whose mission is to send care packages to midsouth men and women currently stationed overseas.   VNM partnered with area businesses that are members of our Corporate Volunteer Council to collect care package supplies throughout the … Continued

Hollis new Chairman of Community Foundation Board of Directors

Hernando, Miss. July 1, 2016– The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is pleased to announce that Scott Burnham Hollis will now serve as chairman of its Board of Directors. Scott Burnham Hollis of Olive Branch is an attorney and is founder and managing member of Hollis Legal Solutions, PLLC, a general law practice in Olive … Continued

Community Foundation taps new board members

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has elected four new Directors to serve three-year terms on its Board. They join 15 other Board members to govern the 501.c.3 charitable foundation, which serves 11 counties with the mission of “connecting people who care with causes that matter”. The foundation’s priorities are education, health and children and … Continued

The Big Challenge

The Maddox Foundation has offered a dollar-for-dollar $9 million challenge grant to the Community Foundation, and our deadline to meet this challenge is December 31, 2013. Already 70% of the matching funds have been raised! To meet the challenge, $2.7 million is needed in endowment gifts by Dec. 31, 2013. Donors can designate their endowment … Continued

The Box Project

Tim and Samone Holston grew up on a dirt road in the “suburbs” of Itta Bena, fortunate to have a Box Project sponsor family from Massachusetts. When he was an early teen, the sponsor sent Tim two books-the first books that he had ever owned. They made a deep impression, as he recalled at the … Continued

Lake Cormorant Student Travels to United Nations

Lake Cormorant student Eli Hickerson had a chance to try out his dream of speechwriting when he took the podium of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations this spring. He was part of the DeSoto County leadership program funded by an anonymous Donor Advised Fund. The trip to New York capped this year’s studies … Continued