$100,000 matching grant from Walton Family Foundation awarded to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

Grant helps match $3,000 raised by elementary and high school students for food pantry in Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi April 24, 2020, Hernando, MS – The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) was recently awarded a grant of $100,000 for its FEED Northwest Mississippi fund from the Walton Family Foundation. This grant will go to … 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

Wiping out hunger includes army of volunteers

The effort of eradicating hunger in DeSoto County and the greater Mississippi Delta region has enlisted an army of volunteers, who were recognized Wednesday during a special mini-grant awards luncheon at Fillin’ Station Grille. “The Community Foundation acts as a connecting point for people who care and causes that matter,” said Tom Pittman, President and … Continued

Mae Ruth’s Story

Mae Ruth and her family became recipients of The Box Project when she was just eleven years old. She grew up in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi and was raised on two different former plantations where her dad worked the fields. Growing up, her family consisted of her mom, dad, two brothers and two sisters. Their starter … Continued

Volunteers in the House

  Volunteer Northwest Mississippi has been attending open house meeting at area high schools to make sure students know about the many volunteer opportunities available and how taking advantage of these can help them fulfill service hour requirements for their high school career. Students who want to find more information about opportunities can contact Anna Dickerson, Director … Continued

Call to groups, businesses and individuals to help troops serving overseas

Each year, Volunteer Northwest Mississippi hosts an event to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and there are big plans in the works to make this year an epic occasion.  When considering what to do for 9/11, Anna Dickerson, Director of Volunteer Northwest Mississippi and Brenda Smith, the Web-based Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, … Continued

Back to School Sponsorship

The Community Foundation’s Box Project connects hundreds of Delta residents in poverty with mentoring sponsors from 46 states. Going back to school can be quite a challenging time for these Box Project families. They have the challenge of acquiring school uniforms and school supplies for the upcoming year. You can help make a difference by sponsoring … Continued

Volunteer session encourages and explains service

Hernando, Miss. July 13, 2016 – On Wednesday, July 13th Volunteer Northwest Mississippi and the Community Foundation partnered with the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service to present a workshop on national service partnerships including the Americorp MS program, the VISTA program and other opportunities available to nonprofits in northwest Mississippi.  Workshop attendees also learned about … Continued

Hollis new Chairman of Community Foundation Board of Directors

Hernando, Miss. July 1, 2016– The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is pleased to announce that Scott Burnham Hollis will now serve as chairman of its Board of Directors. Scott Burnham Hollis of Olive Branch is an attorney and is founder and managing member of Hollis Legal Solutions, PLLC, a general law practice in Olive … Continued

Community Foundation Awards The Hope Center from Taste of DeSoto Event

Hernando, Miss. June 13, 2016 – Community Foundation President Tom Pittman awarded a $5,000 check to the Hope Center from the Annual Taste of Desoto event held April 24, 2016 at the Landers Center. The Hope Center is a community center with the mission of improving the community of Horn Lake, Mississippi, by providing safe … Continued