$100,000 matching grant from Walton Family Foundation awarded to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

Grant helps match $3,000 raised by elementary and high school students for food pantry in Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi April 24, 2020, Hernando, MS – The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) was recently awarded a grant of $100,000 for its FEED Northwest Mississippi fund from the Walton Family Foundation. This grant will go to … Continued

C2K Ministries partners with FEED Northwest Mississippi during pandemic

Courtesy of C2K Ministries in Mound Bayou, MS On Saturday, May 2, 2020, The Social Six is sponsoring a run/walk to help non-profits in rural and impoverished communities continue their work, specifically with youth. C2k Ministries Inc. has partnered with the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) to help fund the COVID-19 Relief effort. All … Continued

CFNM announces $27,500 matching grant from the maddox foundation

The Maddox Foundation announced a $27,500 matching grant for donations to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s fund to meet the emergency nutritional needs of children. The FEED fund was announced last week by the Community Foundation in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will provide financial resources to nonprofits in its 11-county region who … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s response to the Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus health crisis, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is seeking donations to feed the youth in each of its eleven counties served. Since hosting a Hunger Summit in 2017, the Community Foundation and seventeen of its partners have been funding efforts to help confront food insecurity among youth. The goal … Continued

Stacye Trout steps back into the Community Foundation as Development Director

The Community Foundation welcomed Stacye Trout in February as the new Development Director. Trout previously worked at the Community Foundation from 2012-2016 as the Regional Health Director to fight childhood obesity throughout the 11-county region, partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Stacye demonstrated her leadership abilities with the Community … Continued

CFNM Actions Related to COVID-19

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Actions Related to COVID-19 March 16, 2020 Keeping Our Community Healthy, Safe and Informed Health officials recommend social distancing as a course of action to combat the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Social distancing is seen as the most effective means of slowing the spread and reducing the impact of … Continued

Community Foundation Announces Successor as President

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi president Tom Pittman will step down from that position on April 1, and the Foundation’s Executive Vice President Keith Fulcher will become president. Pittman has served as president since 2004 and will remain with the organization as president emeritus. Fulcher who joined the Foundation last year previously served at Delta … Continued

New Fund Established to Increase College Access in Delta Counties

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has received a grant of $50,000 from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to fund activities that increase college awareness and create pathways to postsecondary education among high school students in the following 18 Mississippi Delta counties: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, … Continued

CFNM Announces ENDOW Mississippi 2020!

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi announces ENDOW Mississippi 2020!  Endow Mississippi is a state tax credit program that is an incentive to encourage individuals, businesses and organizations to make lasting investments in their local communities through charitable giving.  It was created in 2019 by the state Legislature to encourage gifts to permanent endowments only … Continued

2019 Community Stars Announced!

Community Stars To Be Honored at 2020 Crystal Ball   Hernando- The 20th annual Crystal Ball will provide the backdrop to honor four outstanding Community Stars of Northwest Mississippi.  These regional Community Stars will be honored along with the gala’s Stars of Hope, C Spire founders, brothers Wade and Jimmy Creekmore.  The Crystal Ball helps … Continued