Community Foundation spotlighted on Southaven Chamber Radio Show

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi provides management of Endowments, donor-advised funds, and other funds assisting more than 400 charitable organizations throughout its 11-county service area. Tom Pittman, Community Foundation President, sat down with the Southaven Chamber Radio Show to share programs of the Foundation, the need for education and health while focusing on youth, and … Continued

RiverKings create legacy

The Mississippi RiverKings have created a legacy of giving back to the greater Mid-South community in the decade and a half since moving across the state line from Memphis into Mississippi’s fastest-growing county. Wagon Cash Loans The RiverKings, the longest continually operating sports franchise in the greater Memphis area, has reached a major milestone, eclipsing … Continued

Shoot for the Heart raises money for NWCC Nursing Division

Seventy Northwest Mississippi Community College nursing students and faculty volunteered for the annual sporting clays “Shoot for the Heart” as a way to show their gratitude for the scholarships and equipment they’ve received over the past five years, thanks to the proceeds from the event. The event, which was held on April 16 in Tunica, … Continued

All started with a small Community Foundation grant

Three years ago, University of Mississippi alum Dr. Catherine Woodyard sparked a change for Charleston, a town afflicted by high rates of chronic diseases including obesity, hypertension and diabetes. fast cash lafollette tn As a doctoral student at the University of Mississippi, Woodyard conducted a comprehensive health needs assessment for Charleston as her dissertation project … Continued

One Sponsor Family

My mom was always so generous with her time, her spirit, her dollars. She used to do a lot of volunteer work, and always looked for ways to help those less fortunate than us. She had learned somewhere about The Box Project in the late 1960s or early 1970s, and she saw it as a … Continued

Crystal Ball to create “Wonderland”

The 15th annual Crystal Ball’s “Wonderland” is taking shape quickly for a fun evening of charitable fundraising for Northwest Mississippi. The gala assists the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and the 400 local charitable programs that it helps. emergency loan fm14 Ticket sales for the Jan. 17 Crystal Ball have topped 800, heading toward another … Continued

First Tennessee Foundation grants $15,000 to Community Foundation

Ten DeSoto County non-profits received a grant from the First Tennessee Foundation Current Giving Fund managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The non-profits included House of Grace, Palmer Home for Children, Olive Branch Family YMCA, YCAP of DeSoto County, Community Foundation of Northwest MS and five food pantries. From Left to Right: Chris … Continued

CLARKSDALE BLUES STUDENTS WIN A NATIONAL ARTS AWARD

The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale was announced Monday as a winner of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Twelve community-based organizations that develop learning and life skills in young people by engaging them in the arts or humanities were recognized as winners at a White House ceremony. … Continued

Save the Children awarded Community Foundation Grant

Save the Children’s Early Steps to Success Program received a $5,000 grant to provide early learning and development opportunities for children at Brooks Elementary School in Duncan.  The site currently includes twenty children birth – 3 years and thirty children 3-5 years of age.  The children are participating in activities that are designed to enable … Continued

Delta Business Journal praises Community Foundation for building basics for economic development

Commentary by Scott Coopwood best georgia cash advance Photo by Cherry Mathis Every other day it seems as though some new entity pops up and is “helping the Delta.” As I have written several times in this column, some organizations are truly trying to help the Delta move in a positive direction while some are … Continued