Regional Health Council awards 2nd quarter health champion

The Regional Health Council, a program of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and funded through the W.K.Kellogg Foundation, was pleased to award its 2nd quarter Health Champion Award to the Senatobia Middle School PTO.  canstar cannex-personal loans The PTO members started the Warrior Run/Walk Club, which was hosted three times a week for students.  … Continued

Local mayor, teacher, and community foundation represented at national meeting

Mayor Phil Malone of Byhalia represented Marshall County at the 2013 Healthy Kids Healthy Communities meeting in Louisville, KY May 28-31, 2013.  Also attending were Brandi Shappley, physical education teacher at Senatobia Middle School and Peggy Linton, Project Director of Healthy Kids Healthy Communities (HKHC) of DeSoto, Tate and Marshall Counties.  “We were so pleased … Continued

Mississippi Children’s Home Services receives donation from Taste of DeSoto

The Taste of DeSoto, a fund managed through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, recently donated $10,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Home Services. The mission is to improve the lives of children and families by providing a continuum of compassionate, measureable and effective behavioral health and social services. In 2012, Mississippi Children’s Home Services provided … Continued

Learning Garden established through two grants

Children, youth, and adults will reap the benefits of a new Learning Garden developed by the DeSoto County Masters Gardeners Association.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, through two childhood obesity prevention grants, made the formal presentation of the $10,000 to the association on June 12.  The grants were made possible through Healthy Kids Healthy … Continued

American Liver Foundation prospers in honor of transplant recipient

The Taste of DeSoto was pleased to donate $5,000 to the American Liver Foundation – Mid South Division.  The donation was made in honor of Tim Mote, a liver transplant recipient.  The Taste of DeSoto fund is managed through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  (L to R) John Woods (Taste of DeSoto Board), Tom … Continued

Taste of DeSoto to benefit DeSoto County shelter

The Taste of DeSoto was pleased to donate $10,000 to LoveWorks 25:40.  The funds will be used to give the homeless a transitional home and provide assistance in education, employment, basic needs (clothing and food), and spiritual needs.   The Taste of DeSoto fund is managed through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  (L to R)  … Continued

Sunflower and Bolivar Counties in Community Foundation’s service area

Sunflower County is now included in the primary service area for the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The Board of Directors voted this spring to include Sunflower and Bolivar as part of the area where it carries out its mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter. “Since the foundation’s inception in 2002, … Continued

CFNM Announces Grant to Tunica 10 Point Coalition, Inc.

Tunica 10 Point Coalition, Inc. was presented a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  The funds are through the Community Foundation’s Regional Health Council, a component of the Get A Life! program to prevent childhood obesity.   The Coalition was one of seven organizations receiving a grant this year. Tunica 10 Point Coalition, … Continued

Combating Childhood Obesity

After a 30-year rise, the percentage of obese and overweight elementary school children in Mississippi is going down, according to Jill Morris, chair of the DeSoto County Community Health Council, which is a program of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The Center for Mississippi Health Policy reported a 13 percent drop from 2005 to … Continued