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

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

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 match helps Teach For America-Mississippi endowment top $1 million

Teach For America-Mississippi’s vision is simple: One day, all children in Mississippi will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.  To reach this vision, Teach For America-Mississippi focuses on eliminating educational inequity in our state by recruiting, developing and supporting leaders committed to creating change and opening doors of opportunity to students across the … Continued

The little church that could

Warren Pittman could not stand to see a church closed.  When he became a Superintendent in the United Methodist Church in 1975, Edwards Street United Methodist Church in his district had six members.  Then the church and parsonage were declared abandoned. Feeling strongly that the church could be useful to the community, Pittman called a … Continued