2017 DeSoto County Hunger Summit

On April 26, 2017 the Community Foundation partnered with 16 community organizations to present the first ever DeSoto County Hunger Summit. The purpose of the event was to bring together those who are working to feed residents of DeSoto County in order to educate, engage, and connect.  The Summit featured Keynote presentations by Dr. DD … Continued

21 recipents honored at Volunteer Awards Banquet

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a program of the Community Foundation, recently held its’ annual Volunteer Awards Banquet on April 13th at the Landers Center in Southaven.  More than 150 guests came together to celebrate 21 recipients of this year’s President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national award signed by President Obama, for their volunteer efforts in 2016. … Continued

Delta Grace receives Community Foundation grant

Delta Grace received a $1,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s Endowment for the Future of Northwest Mississippi to continue their work in the communities of Sunflower and Moorhead. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am … Continued

Boys & Girls Club opens fund for Delta Support

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is pleased to announce a new fund has been established for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta’s mission is to enable all young people of the Mississippi Delta, especially those who need it most, to reach their … Continued

Community Foundation elects new board members

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has elected six new Directors to serve three-year terms on its Board. They join 14 other Board members to govern the 501.c.3 charitable foundation, which serves 11 counties with the mission of “connecting people who care with causes that matter”. The foundation’s priorities are education, health, children and youth. … Continued

New Scholarship at the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is pleased to announce a new scholarship serving students in Bolivar County. The scholarship has been established by a Memphis Clinical Pharmacist, Patrice Pritchett and her husband Antonio. Pritchett grew up in Mound Bayou which is one of the poorest cities in the region. Her dreams of becoming a … Continued

After-school program improves students’ reading levels

A free, daily after-school program downtown is helping students improve their reading levels. Spring Initiative is a nonprofit program for students who can benefit the most from additional help, said Bianca Zaharescu, who co-founded the program in 2011. “We see our kids as being the primary agents of change,” she said. Zaharescu said there has … Continued

DeSoto Arts Council establishes building fund

A challenge gift of $10,000 from Fairway Independent Mortgage and Cooke Insurance has established the DeSoto Arts Council’s Boost the Building Fund at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. It must be matched by a total of $10,000 from the community within four months. “The Community Foundation is honored to manage the fund, but the … Continued

Coopwood chairs Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi announced that Scott Coopwood was elected chairman for 2017 by its Board of Directors. The Foundation receives tax-deductible contributions from hundreds of donors to assist dozens of charitable programs and causes, especially education and health for children and youth. The board has at least one director from each of … Continued

Creating an Endowment with the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

Did you know that can create an endowment with the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi? There are a lot of great reasons to create an endowment, here are the top three reasons: 1. Creates an ongoing source of income for your favorite charity 2. Donors can leave a legacy 3. Builds pipelines for future gifts … Continued