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

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

Coahoma Youth Opportunities

            The Expo Center in Clarksdale, home to Coahoma County Youth Outreach, saw a lot of action this summer with serving over 200 youth each day.  According to Director, Kendrick Travis, the local program is a safe haven for the youth of the county.   The outreach was created by the Coahoma … Continued

Scholarship fund honors trailblazing educator in Tallahatchie County

Sumner, Miss. August 17, 2016 – The Community Foundation has announced the formation of new scholarship award to celebrate the memory of the Tallahatchie County man who became its first African-American Superintendent of Education, Mr. Charles George (1929-2015). Erica Woodard, a Tallahatchie County native now residing in Memphis, TN, worked to establish the scholarship fund … Continued

Coahoma County Youth Outreach reaches Coahoma youth

Clarksdale’s Expo Center, now home to Coahoma County Youth Outreach (CCYO), has seen a lot of action this summer with over 200 youth each day coming through its doors.  According to Director, Kendrick Travis, the local program is a safe haven for the youth of the county.   CCYO was created by the Coahoma County Board … Continued

Tutwiler Community Education Center receives $10,000 for programs

A $10,000 grant was made to the Tutwiler Community Education Center to assist with programming at the Center which includes summer and after school programs, Teen Helper program, and athletic, music and quilting programs. The funds were made available from the North Delta Endowment for Education and Hope at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The fund is the … Continued

Community Foundation taps new board members

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has elected four new Directors to serve three-year terms on its Board. They join 15 other Board members to govern the 501.c.3 charitable foundation, which serves 11 counties with the mission of “connecting people who care with causes that matter”. The foundation’s priorities are education, health and children and … Continued

Coahoma County Diaper Bank opens

On Friday, the Coahoma County Diaper Bank opened its doors at a ribbon ­cutting ceremony at its new facility at 651 Evelyn St. The diaper bank is a collaboration of several health organizations, including Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services, Tougaloo College Delta HealthPartners Healthy Start Initiative and Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. The Community Foundation of … Continued

Crystal Ball shines light on ‘Stars’

As a sell-out crowd looked on, the 16th annual Crystal Ball, DeSoto County’s largest fundraiser, netted a near-record amount for charitable activities through auction items and showcased individuals and nonprofit groups helping to improve the quality of life in an 11-county region. The event’s “Star of Hope,” Hollywood manager and Tunica resident Bradford Cobb, was … Continued

New tax law assists charitable donors

A new law passed by Congress makes it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about, according to Tom Pittman, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. On Dec. 18, Congress passed the PATH act, a provision which has the power to help local charities strengthen their communities by allowing … Continued