Mississippi Children’s Home Services receives donation from Taste of DeSoto

The Taste of DeSoto, a fund managed through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, recently donated $10,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Home Services. The mission is to improve the lives of children and families by providing a continuum of compassionate, measureable and effective behavioral health and social services. In 2012, Mississippi Children’s Home Services provided … Continued

Financial literacy scholarship recipient among only 15 in nation

Financial Services Roundtable Foundation scholarships were recently announced.  Only 15 students across the nation were chosen.  Of those 15, nine were Everfi certified.  Cassie Brading, of Lewisburg High School in DeSoto County, was one of 15 recipients – and the only from Mississippi!  She completed the Everfi course with the help of her teacher, Ms. Alison … Continued

Learning Garden established through two grants

Children, youth, and adults will reap the benefits of a new Learning Garden developed by the DeSoto County Masters Gardeners Association.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, through two childhood obesity prevention grants, made the formal presentation of the $10,000 to the association on June 12.  The grants were made possible through Healthy Kids Healthy … Continued

Josh Ose Shenanigans 5K Run reaps two scholarships

Kristen Black and Anna Johnson each received a $1,000 scholarship through the Josh Ose Scholarship Fund managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  They are seniors at Hernando High School and each has chosen their university:  Black will attend the University of Mississippi and Johnson will attend the University of South Alabama.  http://cfnm.org/dir/payday-loans-in-baltimore-city.html The … Continued

Hernando Lions Club names 2013 scholarship recipient

Kendall Wilcke of Hernando is the 2013 recipient of the Hernando Lions Club Scholarship.  The $1,000 scholarship is awarded through the Club’s endowment managed by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  Wilcke plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall.  On hand for the presentation were (l to r) Lions’ Club members Karen … Continued

Sunflower and Bolivar Counties in Community Foundation’s service area

Sunflower County is now included in the primary service area for the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The Board of Directors voted this spring to include Sunflower and Bolivar as part of the area where it carries out its mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter. “Since the foundation’s inception in 2002, … Continued