Community Foundation spotlighted on Southaven Chamber Radio Show

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi provides management of Endowments, donor-advised funds, and other funds assisting more than 400 charitable organizations throughout its 11-county service area. Tom Pittman, Community Foundation President, sat down with the Southaven Chamber Radio Show to share programs of the Foundation, the need for education and health while focusing on youth, and … Continued

RiverKings create legacy

The Mississippi RiverKings have created a legacy of giving back to the greater Mid-South community in the decade and a half since moving across the state line from Memphis into Mississippi’s fastest-growing county. Wagon Cash Loans The RiverKings, the longest continually operating sports franchise in the greater Memphis area, has reached a major milestone, eclipsing … Continued

One Sponsor Family

My mom was always so generous with her time, her spirit, her dollars. She used to do a lot of volunteer work, and always looked for ways to help those less fortunate than us. She had learned somewhere about The Box Project in the late 1960s or early 1970s, and she saw it as a … Continued

Crystal Ball to create “Wonderland”

The 15th annual Crystal Ball’s “Wonderland” is taking shape quickly for a fun evening of charitable fundraising for Northwest Mississippi. The gala assists the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and the 400 local charitable programs that it helps. emergency loan fm14 Ticket sales for the Jan. 17 Crystal Ball have topped 800, heading toward another … Continued

First Tennessee Foundation grants $15,000 to Community Foundation

Ten DeSoto County non-profits received a grant from the First Tennessee Foundation Current Giving Fund managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The non-profits included House of Grace, Palmer Home for Children, Olive Branch Family YMCA, YCAP of DeSoto County, Community Foundation of Northwest MS and five food pantries. From Left to Right: Chris … Continued


The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale was announced Monday as a winner of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Twelve community-based organizations that develop learning and life skills in young people by engaging them in the arts or humanities were recognized as winners at a White House ceremony. … Continued

Save the Children awarded Community Foundation Grant

Save the Children’s Early Steps to Success Program received a $5,000 grant to provide early learning and development opportunities for children at Brooks Elementary School in Duncan.  The site currently includes twenty children birth – 3 years and thirty children 3-5 years of age.  The children are participating in activities that are designed to enable … Continued

Delta Business Journal praises Community Foundation for building basics for economic development

Commentary by Scott Coopwood best georgia cash advance Photo by Cherry Mathis Every other day it seems as though some new entity pops up and is “helping the Delta.” As I have written several times in this column, some organizations are truly trying to help the Delta move in a positive direction while some are … Continued

Josh Ose Memorial Scholarship to benefit Hernando High School students

The Josh Ose Memorial Scholarship was awarded to two Hernando High School seniors for 2014. Receiving $1,000 each were Timothy Chavez attending the University of Mississippi and Allie Bierman attending Mississippi State University. The presentation was made to the students by Tom Pittman, president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, manager of the scholarship … Continued

Brown Baptist Farm Project creates opportunity for apprenticeship

The Place-Based Education & Civil Entrepreneurship Endowment awarded Access Connections to Success, INC. a $6,000 grant to provide education and employment to youths in the field of farming and agriculture from the Brown Missionary Baptist Church Farm Project. loan snap The mission of the Farm Project is to promote agricultural and environmental conservation’s with healthy … Continued