$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

C2K Ministries partners with FEED Northwest Mississippi during pandemic

Courtesy of C2K Ministries in Mound Bayou, MS On Saturday, May 2, 2020, The Social Six is sponsoring a run/walk to help non-profits in rural and impoverished communities continue their work, specifically with youth. C2k Ministries Inc. has partnered with the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) to help fund the COVID-19 Relief effort. All … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s response to the Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus health crisis, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is seeking donations to feed the youth in each of its eleven counties served. Since hosting a Hunger Summit in 2017, the Community Foundation and seventeen of its partners have been funding efforts to help confront food insecurity among youth. The goal … Continued

New Fund Established to Increase College Access in Delta Counties

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has received a grant of $50,000 from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to fund activities that increase college awareness and create pathways to postsecondary education among high school students in the following 18 Mississippi Delta counties: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, … 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

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

Coahoma Youth Opportunities

            The Expo Center in Clarksdale, home to Coahoma County Youth Outreach, saw a lot of action this summer with serving over 200 youth each day.  According to Director, Kendrick Travis, the local program is a safe haven for the youth of the county.   The outreach was created by the Coahoma … Continued

DeSoto County School Branching out

          Drive up to Pleasant Hill Elementary School in DeSoto County and you might think it is just another elementary school.  But, drive around the school and you discover a world of outdoor learning.   The school, with the support of the administration, offers outdoor learning which translates to ‘real world’ lessons.  … Continued

Scholarship fund honors trailblazing educator in Tallahatchie County

Sumner, Miss. August 17, 2016 – The Community Foundation has announced the formation of new scholarship award to celebrate the memory of the Tallahatchie County man who became its first African-American Superintendent of Education, Mr. Charles George (1929-2015). Erica Woodard, a Tallahatchie County native now residing in Memphis, TN, worked to establish the scholarship fund … Continued

Held-back to head-of-the-pack

Lamont was living with five siblings  in an impoverished single-parent home when he followed his brothers to C2k ministries in Mound Bayou. After joining the afterschool program, Lamont’s struggles with academics were exposed. He was a third-grader still struggling with  reading, writing and basic math.  Gradually, Lamont developed a trusting and loving relationship with the … Continued