CFNM Certified for Fiduciary Excellence

Pittsburgh, September 13, 2018 – The Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX), a Fi360® company,  announced today that it has certified the investment fiduciary practices of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi in Hernando, MS.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is one of the first Community Foundations to successfully complete the independent CEFEX certification process. … Continued

CFNM Awards $24,250 in Scholarships!

Hernando, Miss. (August 1, 2018):  Thanks to the generosity of donors in Northwest Mississippi, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi recently awarded $24,250 to twenty-four deserving students.  Since inception the Community Foundation, through its generous donors, has awarded $274,360 in scholarships. “The Community Foundation has 22 scholarships funds all set up by donors who want … Continued

Charles Barkley Donates $250,000 to CFNM for African-American History Initiative

Hernando, Miss. March 23, 2018 – Charles Barkley, retired Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Emmy Award winning studio analyst, and author, recently donated $250,000 to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to power a new African-American history initiative for high school students throughout Mississippi and Alabama. The Community Foundation partners with EVERFI, a leading education … Continued

Community Foundation’s 2018 Crystal Ball Breaks All Records

Hernando, MS —The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s 18th annual black-tie Crystal Ball event, held on Jan. 20, had a record-breaking year with a sellout crowd of close to 1,100, 73 sponsors, and the largest live and silent auction.  The “Once Upon a Time: Giving Northwest Mississippi a Happily Ever After” theme showcased beautiful decorations … Continued

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Hernando box project saves lives

Everyone wishes to have a brightly-colored box underneath the Christmas tree this Yuletide season, and at least one Mid-South nonprofit makes sure that boxes destined to brighten someone’s day come throughout the year. The Box Project, a Hernando-based organization with roots that reach back more than five decades, is seeking a Winter Holiday sponsor for … Continued

Linton leaving enduring legacy in Northwest Mississippi

She’s travelled the globe, cradled a sitting hen in her arms at a nationally recognized school garden and laid plenty of golden nest eggs in the coffers of community nonprofits during her 11 years as the Community Development Director for the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Tom Pittman, President and CEO of the Community Foundation … Continued

Award –winning actress to be honored at 2018 Crystal Ball

The 18th annual Crystal Ball will honor Mississippi native and Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward. Four local Community Stars will also be honored at the fundraiser to aid over 400 charitable programs through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Another sell-out crowd of 1,000 is expected for the gala. The black-tie event will include a … Continued

It was a garden party of epic proportions at Pleasant Hill Elementary School on Tuesday as third-grade teacher Todd Willis celebrated the national launch of EVERFI’s “Healthier Me” program in the school’s outdoor garden. EVERFI’s “Healthier Me” is an innovative digital course that provides students with the tools and resources to make healthy decisions involving … Continued

New Scholarship Fund The Theron Long Scholarship Fund has been established through the Community Foundation. Theron Long passed away in May. Theron worked for DeSoto County Schools 44 years as a coach, teacher and principal. He was inducted into the Mississippi coaches Hall of Fame. In 1991, Coach Long was chosen Mississippi secondary School Principal … Continued