Grants & Scholarships


The Community Foundation for Mississippi awarded grants of $3.5 million in its last fiscal year, most of which came from its restricted funds. Restricted funds include designated, donor advised, field of interest, nonprofit endowment, scholarship and award funds that have been established at the Foundation. For a full list of grantees, please click 2018-2019 Grantees.

Current Open Grants:

Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant

Are you a nonprofit that was affected by the Jackson water crisis?

The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant is a reimbursement program for 501c3 nonprofits residing in the Jackson area who have been directly affected by the Jackson water crisis. Grants will reimburse expenses related to the water crisis, which began July 29, 2022, for increased demand for, or increased supply of drinkable water. Expenses should be unplanned, un-budgeted expenses (related to water needs) related to charitable service by nonprofits from July 29 – September 15, 2022. Reimbursements may range from $200-$2,000.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Awards will be announced in early November.

For 2022, the Foundation will not offer a competitive grants cycle.

To be notified when the next cycle opens, please submit your contact information to


The Community Foundation for Mississippi holds a number of scholarship funds. Descriptions are available at Scholarship Awards.