First Tennessee Foundation grants $15,000 to Community Foundation

Ten DeSoto County non-profits received a grant from the First Tennessee Foundation Current Giving Fund managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The non-profits included House of Grace, Palmer Home for Children, Olive Branch Family YMCA, YCAP of DeSoto County, Community Foundation of Northwest MS and five food pantries. From Left to Right: Chris … 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

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

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

Building a local food system one bag at a time

4Rivers Fresh Foods wants to feed your family the freshest, most nutritional foods conveniently, from local farms at a pickup point near you. We gather the best of what local farmers and producers have to offer. Local seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, pickled vegetables, artisanal breads, cheeses, meats, and dairy products are all available … Continued

Byhalia Middle School Creates School Gardens

Byhalia Middle School received $3,000 in grants funds from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to cultivate a community garden.  This is a project of the Bluejays Junior Garden Club in conjunction with the Byhalia Garden Club.  “We are extremely grateful and excited about the generous contribution from the Community Foundation”, stated Landon Pollard, principal.  … Continued

Senatobia Middle School track to break ground soon

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi granted Senatobia Middle School $5,000 toward construction of a new track.  The grant funds came from Healthy Kids Healthy Communities, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The program helps communities reshape their environments for healthy living.   maximum amount on personal loans The Senatobia Middle School Warrior Run/Walk … Continued

4 Rivers Fresh Foods to provide access to local produce

4 Rivers Fresh Foods will provide a convenient way for residents to buy locally grown and produced food.  A project of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, the food hub will aggregate, distribute and market locally grown food.  payday loans nottingham “The idea for a regional food hub started in 2006 as the community foundation’s … Continued