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.

Scholarship Opportunity: Anthony “Tony” Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship

The Anthony “Tony” Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship Fund will provide an annual scholarship based on both merit and need for a full-time junior or senior at a public university in Mississippi or at Southern University in Louisiana majoring in criminal justice, political science, social work, pre-law or counseling.

Scholarship Opportunity: Blake Coghlan Memorial Ag Scholarship

The Blake Coghlan Memorial Ag Scholarship Fund was created at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to encourage young people who share his passion for farming and agriculture. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduating high school senior from Yazoo County or Sharkey County intending to study Agriculture or Agriculture-related degree at a Mississippi 4-year or 2-year institution. The award is for a period of one academic year.

WellsFest CARES Fund Supports Musicians In Need

WellsFest, the annual music festival of Wells United Methodist Church, has been a long-time staple of the Jackson fall event scene. Now, a group has come together to give back to local musicians and create more programming to keep the spirit of WellsFest alive all year long through the WellsFest CARES Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi.

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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.