The Mississippi Community Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund was established to attract philanthropic investments from outside of Mississippi to provide help to Mississippians. Although the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t a disaster in the traditional sense, the Community Foundation’s grants committee recognized the need to support nonprofits delivering food and offering housing assistance to Mississippians to help them recover.

It’s impossible to know when a natural disaster will strike. But whenever it does and wherever it takes place, we know that you are ready to show your support–for Mississippi.

We realize our friends across Mississippi may need our assistance in the event of a disaster, which is why we’ve set up a convenient way for you to give. Donations to local relief and recovery will be collected and distributed in conjunction with the community-based recovery committee set up in each county during times of disaster.

Know your dollars will go to serve local people with local needs now—where and when the need is great.

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Community Foundation of Mississippi Announces Creation of the Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund

The late Andrew Bucci left a creative legacy as one of Mississippi’s most celebrated and prolific visual artists. To honor his memory and the centennial anniversary of his birth, the Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi was recently created to help Mississippi public, parochial and private school art teachers acquire supplies that support visual arts instruction for grades PreK-12.

Smith Robertson Museum To Celebrate Juneteenth With Dinner and New Fund Kickoff

The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center hosts its first-ever Victory Celebration Dinner in honor of the Juneteenth national holiday on Friday, June 17. This event kicks off support for the Friends of the Smith Robertson Museum Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, where donations directly support the museum’s mission of preserving and showcasing African-American culture and history.

Keath Killebrew Charisma Award honors legacy and passion for agriculture

Keath Killebrew, co-owner and farmer with the Killebrew Cotton Company in Tchula, Mississippi, dreamed about farming and ranching as a young boy. To honor his legacy, the Killebrew family has set up an award fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi in his name to support education for young men and women interested in agriculture.