Hernando, Miss. June 13, 2016 The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the ARC of Northwest Mississippi from this spring’s 12th Annual Taste of DeSoto event.


The ARC of Northwest Mississippi is the regional affiliate of the larger organization that promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.


The group is a 501c3 charitable organization and hosts monthly membership meetings at Longview Baptist Church in Olive Branch. The ARC of Northwest Mississippi was one of two charitable beneficiaries of the Annual Taste of DeSoto event, which has raised thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations. The Community Foundation has proudly housed this money for funding these fine organizations since 2010.


The Community Foundation manages 217 donor-established funds and has distributed $16.7 million to support more than 420 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by the foundation.  Established in 2002 with a generous grant from the Maddox Foundation, the Community Foundation is an independent 501.c.3 charitable organization. The Foundation serves Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties.  A board of 19 volunteer civic leaders governs the Community Foundation.  Learn more about the Community Foundation at www.cfnm.org or call 662.449.5002.