Noah’s Gift is an endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi whose mission is to inspire and reward deserving young people with the gift of an extraordinary experience that was of interest to 16-year-old Noah Costa at the time of his death. His interests were as wide-ranging and fun as his personality: playing hockey, traveling, hiking, water sports, skydiving, and much more.

Noah's Gift makes grants to deserving teenagers to pursue extraordinary experiences. These grants are made possible through sponsors and participants of our annual fundraiser, a 5K Run-Walk-Skate held in Noah's memory every year. The 2023 5K will be held on October 1st in Hernando, MS!

Download the 2023 application here:

Register for the 5k here:

Noah's Gift 5K Run/Walk/Skate