21st annual Crystal Ball happening January 16

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi announces its 21st annual Crystal Ball Gala to be virtually held January 16, 2021. While this is the foundation’s first virtual gala, due to COVID-19 precautions, it will still be full of surprises and showcase the charitable works of the northwest Mississippi region. “The Crystal Ball supports the philanthropic … Continued

$100,000 matching grant from Walton Family Foundation awarded to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

Grant helps match $3,000 raised by elementary and high school students for food pantry in Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi April 24, 2020, Hernando, MS – The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) was recently awarded a grant of $100,000 for its FEED Northwest Mississippi fund from the Walton Family Foundation. This grant will go to … Continued

C2K Ministries partners with FEED Northwest Mississippi during pandemic

Courtesy of C2K Ministries in Mound Bayou, MS On Saturday, May 2, 2020, The Social Six is sponsoring a run/walk to help non-profits in rural and impoverished communities continue their work, specifically with youth. C2k Ministries Inc. has partnered with the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) to help fund the COVID-19 Relief effort. All … Continued

CFNM covid-19 FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund increases to $55,000

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) launched Phase II of its FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund thanks to the Dan and Margaret Maddox Foundation, of Hernando, increasing their matching gift to $55,000. Phase I of the FEED Northwest Mississippi launched on March 19 with an initial grant of $27,500 from the Maddox Foundation and was … Continued

CFNM announces $27,500 matching grant from the maddox foundation

The Maddox Foundation announced a $27,500 matching grant for donations to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s fund to meet the emergency nutritional needs of children. The FEED fund was announced last week by the Community Foundation in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will provide financial resources to nonprofits in its 11-county region who … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s response to the Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus health crisis, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is seeking donations to feed the youth in each of its eleven counties served. Since hosting a Hunger Summit in 2017, the Community Foundation and seventeen of its partners have been funding efforts to help confront food insecurity among youth. The goal … Continued

Stacye Trout steps back into the Community Foundation as Development Director

The Community Foundation welcomed Stacye Trout in February as the new Development Director. Trout previously worked at the Community Foundation from 2012-2016 as the Regional Health Director to fight childhood obesity throughout the 11-county region, partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Stacye demonstrated her leadership abilities with the Community … Continued

CFNM Actions Related to COVID-19

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Actions Related to COVID-19 March 16, 2020 Keeping Our Community Healthy, Safe and Informed Health officials recommend social distancing as a course of action to combat the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Social distancing is seen as the most effective means of slowing the spread and reducing the impact of … Continued

Community Foundation Announces Successor as President

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi president Tom Pittman will step down from that position on April 1, and the Foundation’s Executive Vice President Keith Fulcher will become president. Pittman has served as president since 2004 and will remain with the organization as president emeritus. Fulcher who joined the Foundation last year previously served at Delta … Continued

New Fund Established to Increase College Access in Delta Counties

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has received a grant of $50,000 from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to fund activities that increase college awareness and create pathways to postsecondary education among high school students in the following 18 Mississippi Delta counties: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, … Continued