Community Foundation Accepting Community Star Nominations  Hernando, Miss. – The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is accepting nominations for the 2018 Community Stars.  The purpose of the award is to honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated philanthropic leadership, volunteerism, and activation/impact in their community or in Northwest Mississippi. The categories include: 1) The Dan … Continued

CEFEX Case Study: Certified Foundation

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Founded: 2002 Serves: 11 counties in Northwest Mississippi Assets: $17.75 million Grants: $18.3 million to support 420 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by the Foundation. CEFEX Certification Date: August 7, 2018 When the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM), hired a … Continued

CFNM Certified for Fiduciary Excellence

Pittsburgh, September 13, 2018 – The Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX), a Fi360® company,  announced today that it has certified the investment fiduciary practices of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi in Hernando, MS.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is one of the first Community Foundations to successfully complete the independent CEFEX certification process. … Continued

Clarksdale Virtual Realty Center receives $15,500 Grant

The Clarksdale VRCenter and Academy was started in the spring of 2017 and is the outcome of five years of research and development with Virtual Reality Technology and working with youth in the hi-tech industry. Its mission is to practice Social Entrepreneurism by training and employing impoverished youth in Coahoma County in a VR Production … Continued

Shifting Rhythms: Coahoma Mobile Education receives $7,000 Grant

A project initiated by two professors at Olin College and students of Babson College has received a $7,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. The grant came from Placed-Based Education & Civic Entrepreneurship Endowment. The fiscal agent for the project is the Carnegie Public Library Coahoma. “Shifting Rhythms: Coahoma Mobile Education” is a … Continued

Lucy Janoush looses battle with cancer

Community Foundation Board Director, Lucy Janoush, lost her 1.5 year long battle with cancer Sunday, September 17. She was a leader in Cleveland, Bolivar County and the whole state of Mississippi. Lucy was recognized by the foundation as Community Star Woman of the Year at the 2016 Crystal Ball and she chaired the foundation’s very … Continued

9/11 Day of Service Project

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi held its 4th annual joint 9/11 Day of Service project with MidSouth Project Package, a Southaven 501c3 whose mission is to send care packages to midsouth men and women currently stationed overseas.   VNM partnered with area businesses that are members of our Corporate Volunteer Council to collect care package supplies throughout the … Continued

CFNM Awards $24,250 in Scholarships!

Hernando, Miss. (August 1, 2018):  Thanks to the generosity of donors in Northwest Mississippi, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi recently awarded $24,250 to twenty-four deserving students.  Since inception the Community Foundation, through its generous donors, has awarded $274,360 in scholarships. “The Community Foundation has 22 scholarships funds all set up by donors who want … Continued

Charles Barkley Donates $250,000 to CFNM for African-American History Initiative

Hernando, Miss. March 23, 2018 – Charles Barkley, retired Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Emmy Award winning studio analyst, and author, recently donated $250,000 to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to power a new African-American history initiative for high school students throughout Mississippi and Alabama. The Community Foundation partners with EVERFI, a leading education … Continued

Community Foundation’s 2018 Crystal Ball Breaks All Records

Hernando, MS —The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s 18th annual black-tie Crystal Ball event, held on Jan. 20, had a record-breaking year with a sellout crowd of close to 1,100, 73 sponsors, and the largest live and silent auction.  The “Once Upon a Time: Giving Northwest Mississippi a Happily Ever After” theme showcased beautiful decorations … Continued