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

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Announces Executive Vice President!

Keith Fulcher will join the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi as Executive Vice President, the foundation announced Friday. Fulcher has served at Delta State University for 23 years as executive director of the Alumni Foundation, director of development and most recently as special assistant to the president. “The foundation’s Board wanted to strengthen the depth … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Grants $300,000!

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Grants $300,000 Hernando, Miss. – The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi awarded 77 grants in the first quarter of 2019. Grants totaling $236,903 were from individual or family funds set up at the Foundation by charitable donors or from funds set up for nonprofit organizations.  In addition, the Grants Committee … Continued

Scholarship fund honors trailblazing educator in Tallahatchie County

Sumner, Miss. August 17, 2016 – The Community Foundation has announced the formation of new scholarship award to celebrate the memory of the Tallahatchie County man who became its first African-American Superintendent of Education, Mr. Charles George (1929-2015). Erica Woodard, a Tallahatchie County native now residing in Memphis, TN, worked to establish the scholarship fund … Continued

August 1 Quarterly Deadline for Grant Applications

Applications for Grants through the Community Foundation are due quarterly:  February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. These grants are applicable to non-profits in areas of our 11 county footprint (Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties). The Foundation makes grants to organizations that have programs or … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Receives STEM Education Leadership Award Presented by Nasdaq and EverFi

The Community Foundation was honored last month at the STEM Education Leadership Awards presented by Nasdaq and EverFi at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City.  The award recognizes the Community Foundation’s significant efforts to improve Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) education and career readiness for students throughout Northwest Mississippi. Sixteen honorees were selected based … Continued

The Community Foundation Awards & Welcomes Jonestown Family Center New Director

Jonestown, Miss. June 7, 2016– The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi presented a check for $10,000 to the Jonestown Family Center for Education and Wellness for its work with early Childhood Education. The giving represents an ongoing grant with the non-profit that serves the local Mississippi Delta community. The occasion also served to welcome Stan … Continued

Spring Initiative gets $18,000 grant, plans to expand

The Spring Initiative, a local after school program for underprivileged youth, got a grant for $18,000 last week. The grant is from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, and the money means the program can expand and serve even more kids. At present the program, which is in its third year, serve 12 kids, all … 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