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 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

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

Volunteer session encourages and explains service

Hernando, Miss. July 13, 2016 – On Wednesday, July 13th Volunteer Northwest Mississippi and the Community Foundation partnered with the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service to present a workshop on national service partnerships including the Americorp MS program, the VISTA program and other opportunities available to nonprofits in northwest Mississippi.  Workshop attendees also learned about … 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