CFNM announces $27,500 matching grant from the maddox foundation

The Maddox Foundation announced a $27,500 matching grant for donations to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s fund to meet the emergency nutritional needs of children. The FEED fund was announced last week by the Community Foundation in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will provide financial resources to nonprofits in its 11-county region who … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s response to the Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus health crisis, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is seeking donations to feed the youth in each of its eleven counties served. Since hosting a Hunger Summit in 2017, the Community Foundation and seventeen of its partners have been funding efforts to help confront food insecurity among youth. The goal … Continued

Stacye Trout steps back into the Community Foundation as Development Director

The Community Foundation welcomed Stacye Trout in February as the new Development Director. Trout previously worked at the Community Foundation from 2012-2016 as the Regional Health Director to fight childhood obesity throughout the 11-county region, partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Stacye demonstrated her leadership abilities with the Community … Continued

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

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

Community Foundation’s 2019 Crystal Ball Great Success!

Hernando, MS —The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s 19th annual black-tie Crystal Ball event on Jan. 19 had a record-breaking year with a sellout crowd of 1,100 attendees, 73 sponsors, and a fabulous live and silent auction.  The “Superheroes:  Use Your Powers For Good” theme created much excitement as costumed superheroes Batman, the Joker, Wonder … Continued

CFNM ACCEPTING COMMUNITY STAR NOMINATIONS

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