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Southeastern Council of Foundations appoints Community Foundation for Mississippi President and CEO Jane Alexander to Board

  Jane Clover Alexander, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, was recently appointed to the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) Board of Trustees, joining a roster of philanthropic executives and leaders from organizations across the southeastern region. SECF is the nation’s second largest regional association of grantmakers, representing 360 philanthropic organizations in […]

The trail they blazed: Mississippi authors to be honored with writer’s trail

  William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Margaret Walker Alexander, Tennessee Williams and Richard Wright. These names should sound familiar to most Mississippians. Now, with the assistance of a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, these literary heroes and many others will be celebrated for their works with the Mississippi Writer’s Trail. Mississippi is the first […]

Mississippi wins grant to create Writers Trail

  Mississippi is well known for its literary heritage, and thanks to a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state will be commemorating its authors with the Mississippi Writers Trail. The Writer’s Trail is a project of the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Arts Commission and Visit Mississippi. It will feature […]

New trail will track Mississippi’s literary history

  The first markers on the new Mississippi Writers Trail will be be unveiled in August during the 2018 Mississippi Book Festival. Similar to the Mississippi music trails, the Writers Trail will be a compilation of historical markers honoring acclaimed and influential writers throughout the state, including William Faulkner, Jesmyn Ward, Richard Wright, Eudora Welty, Margaret […]

New Stage Theatre Presents SILENT SKY

  New Stage Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky February 13-25, 2018. Curtain times and dates for performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $30.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane […]

Tax Changes Could Change Charitable Giving

  The holiday season is traditionally the time of year where donations to charity increase. But as MPB’s Mark Rigsby reports, possible federal tax changes could change the way Americans give to charitable causes. The tax code overhaul, currently under consideration by Congress, could result in a decrease in charitable donations. Richard Gershon, a tax […]

Foundation Receives Gift of Millions Earmarked for Downtown Improvements

  A gift to the Community Foundation for Mississippi means more good news for downtown Jackson. The foundation recently announced it had received a $10 million donation, which has been set aside for quality of life improvements downtown. “This was an incredible, game-changing gift that clearly shows people can impact their communities long after they’re […]

A Midwife’s Tale: Saving the Scott Ford Houses

  People sit at a black folding table in a front yard playing cards, while others watch cars pass with an occasional wave. The scene is common throughout much of Jackson, but it is a rare sign of life on Cohea Street in the once-vibrant Farish Street district. Cohea Street runs perpendicular to Farish Street, […]

Community Foundation Donates $750,000

  The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson has made a $750,000 contribution to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Two Mississippi Museums project. The gift, made possible by a bequest from John F. and Lucy Shackelford, will sponsor the permanent exhibit gallery at the Museum of Mississippi History. During a news conference the group […]

The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Expands Work and Changes Name

  The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Expands Work and Changes Name CFGJ Marks Expansion of Mission with Major Gift to Museum of Mississippi History  Jackson, Mississippi (October 24, 2017) — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, a nonprofit philanthropic organization that provides charitable donors with tools to invest in the communities and causes they […]

In the News

Southeastern Council of Foundations appoints Community Foundation for Mississippi President and CEO Jane Alexander to Board

  Jane Clover Alexander, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, was recently appointed to the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) Board of Trustees, joining a roster of philanthropic executives and leaders from organizations across the southeastern region. SECF is the nation’s second largest regional association of grantmakers, representing 360 philanthropic organizations in […]

The trail they blazed: Mississippi authors to be honored with writer’s trail

  William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Margaret Walker Alexander, Tennessee Williams and Richard Wright. These names should sound familiar to most Mississippians. Now, with the assistance of a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, these literary heroes and many others will be celebrated for their works with the Mississippi Writer’s Trail. Mississippi is the first […]

Mississippi wins grant to create Writers Trail

  Mississippi is well known for its literary heritage, and thanks to a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state will be commemorating its authors with the Mississippi Writers Trail. The Writer’s Trail is a project of the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Arts Commission and Visit Mississippi. It will feature […]

New trail will track Mississippi’s literary history

  The first markers on the new Mississippi Writers Trail will be be unveiled in August during the 2018 Mississippi Book Festival. Similar to the Mississippi music trails, the Writers Trail will be a compilation of historical markers honoring acclaimed and influential writers throughout the state, including William Faulkner, Jesmyn Ward, Richard Wright, Eudora Welty, Margaret […]

New Stage Theatre Presents SILENT SKY

  New Stage Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky February 13-25, 2018. Curtain times and dates for performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $30.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane […]

Tax Changes Could Change Charitable Giving

  The holiday season is traditionally the time of year where donations to charity increase. But as MPB’s Mark Rigsby reports, possible federal tax changes could change the way Americans give to charitable causes. The tax code overhaul, currently under consideration by Congress, could result in a decrease in charitable donations. Richard Gershon, a tax […]

Foundation Receives Gift of Millions Earmarked for Downtown Improvements

  A gift to the Community Foundation for Mississippi means more good news for downtown Jackson. The foundation recently announced it had received a $10 million donation, which has been set aside for quality of life improvements downtown. “This was an incredible, game-changing gift that clearly shows people can impact their communities long after they’re […]

A Midwife’s Tale: Saving the Scott Ford Houses

  People sit at a black folding table in a front yard playing cards, while others watch cars pass with an occasional wave. The scene is common throughout much of Jackson, but it is a rare sign of life on Cohea Street in the once-vibrant Farish Street district. Cohea Street runs perpendicular to Farish Street, […]

Community Foundation Donates $750,000

  The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson has made a $750,000 contribution to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Two Mississippi Museums project. The gift, made possible by a bequest from John F. and Lucy Shackelford, will sponsor the permanent exhibit gallery at the Museum of Mississippi History. During a news conference the group […]

The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Expands Work and Changes Name

  The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Expands Work and Changes Name CFGJ Marks Expansion of Mission with Major Gift to Museum of Mississippi History  Jackson, Mississippi (October 24, 2017) — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, a nonprofit philanthropic organization that provides charitable donors with tools to invest in the communities and causes they […]

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