Sculpture coming to Hernando to remember Holocaust children

The Unknown Child Foundation, a new fund to be welcomed to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, has set its sights on DeSoto County to house a statue and remembrance park for the lost children of the Holocaust. becoming a money lender The foundation was established in 2009 through the Pennies Project, an effort put … Continued

Healing Hearts receives Community Foundation grant

Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center in Southaven received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s Endowment for the Future of Northwest Mississippi. The grant will assist Healing Hearts in providing forensic interviewing and prevention/training efforts throughout DeSoto County in regard to child abuse. “Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center is very grateful and … Continued

Spring Initiative gets $18,000 grant, plans to expand

The Spring Initiative, a local after school program for underprivileged youth, got a grant for $18,000 last week. The grant is from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, and the money means the program can expand and serve even more kids. At present the program, which is in its third year, serve 12 kids, all … Continued

Awarding of the Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship

Andrew Sweatt, 2014 graduate of Hernando High School, is the recipient of the Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship offered through the DeSoto County Prayer Council. The scholarship endowment is managed through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. On hand for the presentation of the $1,000 scholarship were Rev. Chip Hatcher, First Presbyterian Church of Hernando and co-founder … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Announces New STEM Education Initiative in Local Mississippi Public Schools

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi expanded its partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company, to add a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) course to the digital literacy and financial education resources it has provided to Mississippi youth for three years through its Community Digital Scholars program. The STEM course, known as Radius, is … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi match helps Teach For America-Mississippi endowment top $1 million

Teach For America-Mississippi’s vision is simple: One day, all children in Mississippi will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.  To reach this vision, Teach For America-Mississippi focuses on eliminating educational inequity in our state by recruiting, developing and supporting leaders committed to creating change and opening doors of opportunity to students across the … Continued

Byhalia Middle School Creates School Gardens

Byhalia Middle School received $3,000 in grants funds from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to cultivate a community garden.  This is a project of the Bluejays Junior Garden Club in conjunction with the Byhalia Garden Club.  “We are extremely grateful and excited about the generous contribution from the Community Foundation”, stated Landon Pollard, principal.  … Continued

Senatobia Middle School track to break ground soon

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi granted Senatobia Middle School $5,000 toward construction of a new track.  The grant funds came from Healthy Kids Healthy Communities, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The program helps communities reshape their environments for healthy living.   maximum amount on personal loans The Senatobia Middle School Warrior Run/Walk … Continued

Regional Health Council awards 2nd quarter health champion

The Regional Health Council, a program of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and funded through the W.K.Kellogg Foundation, was pleased to award its 2nd quarter Health Champion Award to the Senatobia Middle School PTO.  canstar cannex-personal loans The PTO members started the Warrior Run/Walk Club, which was hosted three times a week for students.  … Continued

Local mayor, teacher, and community foundation represented at national meeting

Mayor Phil Malone of Byhalia represented Marshall County at the 2013 Healthy Kids Healthy Communities meeting in Louisville, KY May 28-31, 2013.  Also attending were Brandi Shappley, physical education teacher at Senatobia Middle School and Peggy Linton, Project Director of Healthy Kids Healthy Communities (HKHC) of DeSoto, Tate and Marshall Counties.  “We were so pleased … Continued