Lucy Janoush loses battle with Cancer

Lucy Richardson Janoush, 60, of Cleveland passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017, at her home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland followed by a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Michael D. McLaughlin, pastor of First Presbyterian Church … Continued

Northwest Mississippi Community College receives $40,000

  The Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Nursing received a check for $40,000 from the Shoot for the Heart fundraiser held in April. The Shoot for the Heart event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. In 1999, just one month after Keith Wilson was transferred to Nashville for work, he became … Continued

DeSoto County organizations receive grants to fight against hunger

The first DeSoto County Hunger summit held in April presented through a partnership between the Community foundation of Northwest Mississippi, DeSoto County Regional Health Council, and Volunteer Northwest Mississippi (a program of the Community Foundation). Featured guest speakers included Dr. D.D. Sidhu, DeSoto Children’s Clinic and Mike Dixon of Extra Table, Hattisburg. The 140 attendees … Continued

Continuing Education Luncheon Featuring Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann

  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi wants to be a resource for professional advisors in our community.  CFNM is a local organization with deep roots in the community, a professional program with broad expertise, personalized service for your clients, and a giving solution for a variety of assets and our hope is that you will … Continued

Wiping out hunger includes army of volunteers

The effort of eradicating hunger in DeSoto County and the greater Mississippi Delta region has enlisted an army of volunteers, who were recognized Wednesday during a special mini-grant awards luncheon at Fillin’ Station Grille. “The Community Foundation acts as a connecting point for people who care and causes that matter,” said Tom Pittman, President and … Continued

The Marks Project receives $25,000 for Youth Summer Enrichment Program

The Marks Project receives $25,000 for Youth Summer Enrichment Program The Marks Project, through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, was awarded a $25,000 FedEx Corp. grant. The funds will enable The Marks Project to provide a series of summer enrichment opportunities over a five-week period. These opportunities include visiting five major universities in Mississippi, … Continued

Community Foundation Receives Education Innovation Award

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Receives Education Innovation Award Presented by EVERFI at Nasdaq  Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi was honored at the Education Innovation Awards presented by EVERFI, Inc. at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City. The award recognizes the Foundation’s exceptional efforts to strengthen communities and empower students through unique digital learning … Continued

$3,500 Community Foundation grant to benefit Baddour Center

Baddour receives Community Foundation grant Senatobia, MS – The Baddour Center is thrilled to announce that it has received a $3,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The grant money will be used to purchase a Promethean smart board for The Baddour Center’s SAIL program. SAIL (Skills for Achieving Independent Living) is an … Continued

The grants approved in May from each endowment are:   Endowment for the Future of Northwest Mississippi: Family Biz Builder in Tunica County awarded $3,000 for the Biz Builder Sports Fitness summer employment opportunity-training program.  Family Biz Builders is an 8-month program that focuses on character and life skills for youth leadership and transition to … Continued

Spring Initiative launches Little Spring

Tom Pittman, President of CFNM presented an Early Childhood Education Endowment grant of $18,000 to Spring Initiative to establish Little Spring. Accepting the check are co-founders of Spring, (left) Anja Thiessen and Bianca Zaharescu. The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi granted Spring Initiative an $18,000 Early Childhood Education grant to launch Little Spring for first … Continued