Josh Ose Memorial Scholarship to benefit Hernando High School students

The Josh Ose Memorial Scholarship was awarded to two Hernando High School seniors for 2014. Receiving $1,000 each were Timothy Chavez attending the University of Mississippi and Allie Bierman attending Mississippi State University. The presentation was made to the students by Tom Pittman, president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, manager of the scholarship … Continued

Brown Baptist Farm Project creates opportunity for apprenticeship

The Place-Based Education & Civil Entrepreneurship Endowment awarded Access Connections to Success, INC. a $6,000 grant to provide education and employment to youths in the field of farming and agriculture from the Brown Missionary Baptist Church Farm Project. loan snap The mission of the Farm Project is to promote agricultural and environmental conservation’s with healthy … Continued

Sculpture coming to Hernando to remember Holocaust children

The Unknown Child Foundation, a new fund to be welcomed to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, has set its sights on DeSoto County to house a statue and remembrance park for the lost children of the Holocaust. becoming a money lender The foundation was established in 2009 through the Pennies Project, an effort put … Continued

Taste of DeSoto to benefit area organizations

Taste of DeSoto donated a total of $24,500 from its fund with the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to Heartland Hands Food Pantry, House of Grace, American Liver Foundation and Northwest Community College. Personal Loan Philadelphia Heartland Hands Food pantry, located in Southaven, serves the community as an emergency food assistance to residents who are … Continued

Grant multiplies Rock & Blues in Clarksdale

Clarksdale’s Rock & Blues Museum attracts local and visitors, presenting culture not only from Mississippi blues, but the rock and roll music it inspired. This young nonprofit offers the viewpoint of its Dutch founders, who transferred their collection from Holland to the Delta. The Community Foundation’s $5,000 grant triggered a $50,000 grant from Southern Bancorp … Continued

Healing Hearts receives Community Foundation grant

Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center in Southaven received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s Endowment for the Future of Northwest Mississippi. The grant will assist Healing Hearts in providing forensic interviewing and prevention/training efforts throughout DeSoto County in regard to child abuse. “Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center is very grateful and … Continued

Spring Initiative gets $18,000 grant, plans to expand

The Spring Initiative, a local after school program for underprivileged youth, got a grant for $18,000 last week. The grant is from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, and the money means the program can expand and serve even more kids. At present the program, which is in its third year, serve 12 kids, all … Continued

Awarding of the Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship

Andrew Sweatt, 2014 graduate of Hernando High School, is the recipient of the Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship offered through the DeSoto County Prayer Council. The scholarship endowment is managed through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. On hand for the presentation of the $1,000 scholarship were Rev. Chip Hatcher, First Presbyterian Church of Hernando and co-founder … Continued

Delta State receives Community Foundation grant to support Grammy Museum and tourism

Cleveland and Bolivar County will be the home of the second Grammy Museum in the nation and is scheduled to open in 2015.  To make plans for tourism as an economic development diver, Delta State University and the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi have joined forces to develop a strategic plan which will elevate Cleveland … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Announces New STEM Education Initiative in Local Mississippi Public Schools

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi expanded its partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company, to add a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) course to the digital literacy and financial education resources it has provided to Mississippi youth for three years through its Community Digital Scholars program. The STEM course, known as Radius, is … Continued