Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s response to the Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus health crisis, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is seeking donations to feed the youth in each of its eleven counties served. Since hosting a Hunger Summit in 2017, the Community Foundation and seventeen of its partners have been funding efforts to help confront food insecurity among youth. The goal … 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

Moving for healthy living

The Regional Health Council (RHC), a program of the Community Foundation, sponsored a dynamic training on August 31, 2016 at the James C. Kennedy Wellness Center in Charleston.  Michael Kuczala presented ‘Wellness and Physical Activity in Work and School Setting’ attended by representatives in the fields of academics, health, business and non-profit work.  The day-long … Continued

Community Foundation starts a Delta Conversation with distinguished newsman Tom Brokaw

Cleveland, Miss. –Journalist and author Tom Brokaw is set to kick off the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s first Delta Conversation.  This lunch event will focus on the health issues that face the Delta region and Brokaw’s own health struggles with cancer as described in his latest book “A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope.” … Continued

Shoot For The Heart dollars to boost Nursing Program

Dr. Denise Bynum, director of the nursing program at Northwest Mississippi Community College, and other representatives of the institution received a grant to cap a grand total of $235,500 given from the Shoot For The Heart annual event since its inception in 2011. The granting provides scholarships and aid for deserving students in the nursing program. The Northwest … Continued

‘Partners for Health’ model expansion

Tunica and Quitman Counties have something in common…they are working toward a coordinated  health strategy that will bring together patients, physicians and practitioners, with community groups and churches.  The goal is to assist the patient in achieving prevention and health management goals resulting in healthier communities.  The Community Foundation is funding this work thanks to support … Continued

Regional Health Training coming Aug. 31

The Community Foundation is excited to announce an upcoming health training. It is sponsored by the Regional Health Council, with funding from a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You are invited to attend on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM.  Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.              Mike … Continued

Baby University graduates class

Clarksdale’s Baby University, a program of Spring Initiative, last month graduated 14 young mothers or to-be-mothers.  They participated (along with dads and extended family members) in a nine-week course with topics ranging from prenatal care and attachment/bonding to nutrition, discipline and health and safety.  Nine new mothers also graduated in Sumner, making a total of eight … Continued

August 1 Quarterly Deadline for Grant Applications

Applications for Grants through the Community Foundation are due quarterly:  February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. These grants are applicable to non-profits in areas of our 11 county footprint (Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties). The Foundation makes grants to organizations that have programs or … Continued

$1.9 million support to improve infant health in the Delta

Right! From The Start will continue work in the Delta through a new $1.9 million W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.   The initiative will work to increase the breastfeeding rates of extremely low birth weight babies utilizing a multiagency approach to ensure better outcomes and effect systemic change.  The funding … Continued