CEFEX Case Study: Certified Foundation

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Founded: 2002 Serves: 11 counties in Northwest Mississippi Assets: $17.75 million Grants: $18.3 million to support 420 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by the Foundation. CEFEX Certification Date: August 7, 2018 When the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM), hired a … Continued

CFNM Certified for Fiduciary Excellence

Pittsburgh, September 13, 2018 – The Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX), a Fi360® company,  announced today that it has certified the investment fiduciary practices of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi in Hernando, MS.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is one of the first Community Foundations to successfully complete the independent CEFEX certification process. … Continued

Lucy Janoush looses battle with cancer

Community Foundation Board Director, Lucy Janoush, lost her 1.5 year long battle with cancer Sunday, September 17. She was a leader in Cleveland, Bolivar County and the whole state of Mississippi. Lucy was recognized by the foundation as Community Star Woman of the Year at the 2016 Crystal Ball and she chaired the foundation’s very … Continued

9/11 Day of Service Project

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi held its 4th annual joint 9/11 Day of Service project with MidSouth Project Package, a Southaven 501c3 whose mission is to send care packages to midsouth men and women currently stationed overseas.   VNM partnered with area businesses that are members of our Corporate Volunteer Council to collect care package supplies throughout the … Continued

Charles Barkley Donates $250,000 to CFNM for African-American History Initiative

Hernando, Miss. March 23, 2018 – Charles Barkley, retired Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Emmy Award winning studio analyst, and author, recently donated $250,000 to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to power a new African-American history initiative for high school students throughout Mississippi and Alabama. The Community Foundation partners with EVERFI, a leading education … Continued

Community Foundation’s 2018 Crystal Ball Breaks All Records

Hernando, MS —The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s 18th annual black-tie Crystal Ball event, held on Jan. 20, had a record-breaking year with a sellout crowd of close to 1,100, 73 sponsors, and the largest live and silent auction.  The “Once Upon a Time: Giving Northwest Mississippi a Happily Ever After” theme showcased beautiful decorations … Continued

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Hernando box project saves lives

Everyone wishes to have a brightly-colored box underneath the Christmas tree this Yuletide season, and at least one Mid-South nonprofit makes sure that boxes destined to brighten someone’s day come throughout the year. The Box Project, a Hernando-based organization with roots that reach back more than five decades, is seeking a Winter Holiday sponsor for … Continued

Award –winning actress to be honored at 2018 Crystal Ball

The 18th annual Crystal Ball will honor Mississippi native and Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward. Four local Community Stars will also be honored at the fundraiser to aid over 400 charitable programs through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Another sell-out crowd of 1,000 is expected for the gala. The black-tie event will include a … Continued

Lucy Janoush loses battle with Cancer

Lucy Richardson Janoush, 60, of Cleveland passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017, at her home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland followed by a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Michael D. McLaughlin, pastor of First Presbyterian Church … Continued