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

$1.9 million support to improve infant health in the Delta

Right! From The Start will continue work in the Delta through a new $1.9 million W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.   The initiative will work to increase the breastfeeding rates of extremely low birth weight babies utilizing a multiagency approach to ensure better outcomes and effect systemic change.  The funding … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi match helps Teach For America-Mississippi endowment top $1 million

Teach For America-Mississippi’s vision is simple: One day, all children in Mississippi will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.  To reach this vision, Teach For America-Mississippi focuses on eliminating educational inequity in our state by recruiting, developing and supporting leaders committed to creating change and opening doors of opportunity to students across the … Continued