The Community Foundation Awards & Welcomes Jonestown Family Center New Director

Jonestown, Miss. June 7, 2016– The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi presented a check for $10,000 to the Jonestown Family Center for Education and Wellness for its work with early Childhood Education. The giving represents an ongoing grant with the non-profit that serves the local Mississippi Delta community. The occasion also served to welcome Stan … Continued

Community Foundation Awards ARC from Taste of DeSoto Event

Hernando, Miss. June 13, 2016– The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the ARC of Northwest Mississippi from this spring’s 12th Annual Taste of DeSoto event.   The ARC of Northwest Mississippi is the regional affiliate of the larger organization that promotes and protects the human rights of people with … 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

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