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

Moving for healthy living

The Regional Health Council (RHC), a program of the Community Foundation, sponsored a dynamic training on August 31, 2016 at the James C. Kennedy Wellness Center in Charleston.  Michael Kuczala presented ‘Wellness and Physical Activity in Work and School Setting’ attended by representatives in the fields of academics, health, business and non-profit work.  The day-long … Continued

Community Foundation starts a Delta Conversation with distinguished newsman Tom Brokaw

Cleveland, Miss. –Journalist and author Tom Brokaw is set to kick off the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s first Delta Conversation.  This lunch event will focus on the health issues that face the Delta region and Brokaw’s own health struggles with cancer as described in his latest book “A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope.” … Continued

Baby University graduates class

Clarksdale’s Baby University, a program of Spring Initiative, last month graduated 14 young mothers or to-be-mothers.  They participated (along with dads and extended family members) in a nine-week course with topics ranging from prenatal care and attachment/bonding to nutrition, discipline and health and safety.  Nine new mothers also graduated in Sumner, making a total of eight … Continued

Coahoma County Youth Outreach reaches Coahoma youth

Clarksdale’s Expo Center, now home to Coahoma County Youth Outreach (CCYO), has seen a lot of action this summer with over 200 youth each day coming through its doors.  According to Director, Kendrick Travis, the local program is a safe haven for the youth of the county.   CCYO was created by the Coahoma County Board … 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

$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

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

All started with a small Community Foundation grant

Three years ago, University of Mississippi alum Dr. Catherine Woodyard sparked a change for Charleston, a town afflicted by high rates of chronic diseases including obesity, hypertension and diabetes. fast cash lafollette tn As a doctoral student at the University of Mississippi, Woodyard conducted a comprehensive health needs assessment for Charleston as her dissertation project … Continued