Mississippi Arts Commission

You don’t have to be a millionaire to give like one. The Community Foundation for Mississippi works with you to support nonprofits, community-based organizations and causes that you’re passionate about. But to make a lasting impact takes thought, strategy and planning. 

Do you want to contribute to the vibrancy of the arts in your town? Help young students attend college? Whether your dream is to support education, beautify your community, give to your place of worship or endow your favorite charity, we can help you make a lasting difference. Find a cause that matters most to you on our donation page or learn about our different types of funds on our Ways to Give page.

JFOL Relaunches With Event and New Fund at CFM

The Jackson Friends of the Library (JFOL) is relaunching after a hiatus, including a new fund, the Jackson Friends of the Library General Fund, at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to support their growth. CFM recently talked with JFOL board member Emmaline Smith to get the skinny on their relaunch and their kick-off event, A Night with Wright, on June 1 at The Cedars.

Quinn Graduates from Emerging Leaders: Fundraising Executives Program

The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Events and Administration Manager Sandy Quinn was recently honored for completing the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofit and Philanthropy’s Emerging Leaders: Fundraising Executives program.

Rick Ross Madison Avenue Upper Elementary Scholarship Fund Names 2023 Recipients

Congratulations to Olivia Davidson and Nia Jones for receiving the 2023 award! The fund was established at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to honor long-time Madison Avenue Upper Elementary principal Rick Ross by that school’s Parent Teacher Organization in 2011.

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While the boil water notice and immediate water crisis have ended in Jackson, the work has just begun. From experience, we know that the needs we’ve seen during the immediate crisis won’t magically evaporate as drinkability returns to the water system. The scope of this challenge is huge.

Want to help us continue our work for good to serve the needs of Jackson and surrounding area? Learn more about ways you can help support long-term solutions and information you can trust.

One way to support the ongoing work is through our Helping Friends and Neighbors Fund. Know your dollars will go to serve local people with local needs now—where and when the need is great.