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.

For Strategic Impact: Donor Advised and Scholarship Funds

The Community Foundation for Mississippi works with donors to simplify and streamline their charitable giving through personal giving accounts such as donor advised and scholarship/award funds. See how our community is working through CFM to connect legacy to generosity. 

COF Names Alexander to Community Foundation Advisory Group

Congratulations to Jane Alexander, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, for recently being named to the Council on Foundation’s Community Foundation Advisory Group! The advisory group provides a new mechanism for community foundation leaders to collaboratively influence the Council’s programs, resources, and services for community foundations.

For Building Capacity: National Partnerships

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is not only committed to the long-term sustainability of nonprofits, but also work with national partners to contribute to positive systemic change in our state. To see societal outcomes truly shift, we must do the work to know our communities, to bring together thought partners, to listen to community needs and to adapt solutions that work. See some of CFM’s long-term investments with national partners.

We have so many more stories to share.

And you can get an inspiring story about how individuals and nonprofits are making their dreams for their community come true delivered to your door.

Four times a year, we send a short newsletter with the amazing work happening in communities throughout our 22 counties. To get your copy, simply click the button below and fill out a brief form.

To view some of our past newsletters, click here.

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.