Hands are outstretched with joins. A slip of paper says, "Make a change."

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.

PRAM Recognizes Wolf As Outstanding Practitioner of the Year

Sophie McNeil Wolf, the Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Director of Communications, has been selected as the 2022 Outstanding Practitioner of the Year by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM), Central Chapter. She was recognized Wednesday, January 25, during the January chapter meeting by her peers.

UPM Fund at CFM is raising money to help publish new books by first-time authors

The UPM First Author’s Initiative, established through generous gifts from our authors, supports the publication of books by emerging scholars, nontraditional authors, and authors from a wide variety of backgrounds. The UPM First Author’s Initiative, funded through the University Press of Mississippi New Horizons Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, supports the work of these authors so they can achieve success regardless of their academic status or access to resources.

Job Opportunity: Jackson, Mississippi Partnerships Coordinator

The Jackson Partnerships Coordinator will work directly with the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) leadership, including a Jackson project advisory board, and a network of philanthropic and civic partners to respond to needs associated with the ongoing water crisis and support priority programs and services benefitting Jackson’s residents.

We have so many more stories to share.

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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.