Mississippi Arts Commission

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Andrew Bucci Art Supply Grant Round Now Open

The Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi was created to honor the memory of the late Andrew Bucci, one of Mississippi’s most celebrated and prolific visual artists. The fund’s purpose is to help Mississippi public, parochial, and private school art teachers acquire supplies that support visual arts instruction for grades PreK-12.

Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at CFM Makes First Grant to Mississippi Harm Reduction

The Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi has made its first grant from the fund, which will benefit the lives of individuals participating in the Mississippi Harm Reduction Initiative’s (MHRI) Recovery Housing Program.

Honoring Bootjack and Red: Talamieka Brice

What started as a story told by Talamieka Brice’s grandmother as a young child has now blossomed into a film project about the brutal lynching of Bootjack and Red in Mississippi, a historical marker and a new fund at CFM to support the work.

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.