Privacy Policy

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is a publicly supported charitable foundation serving communities in central and southwest Mississippi, and is dedicated to its mission of expanding private philanthropy in those communities. The Foundation operates within the public trust and strives to maintain the highest code of conduct in all of its operations.

The Foundation recognizes that it can best accomplish its mission when the Board of Trustees, volunteer committee members, staff and other groups associated with the foundation represent the diverse interests, cultures, occupations and expertise of the community, and hold themselves to the highest standard of conduct.

The Community Foundation has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to the privacy of its donors and website users. The following paragraphs describe the Community Foundation’s information gathering and dissemination practices. The privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact:

Jane Alexander, President & CEO

The following topics describe how the Community Foundation uses information voluntarily submitted by its donors and other visitors to this site,


Your e-mail address will only be used within the Community Foundation for Mississippi. The Foundation does not share, sell or rent e-mail addresses to anyone outside the organization. If you do not wish to receive e-mail correspondence, please e-mail your request to or call CFM at 601-974-6044.


A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. The Community Foundation for Mississippi only uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the website.

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Community Foundation only uses cookies to maintain user session identity, and, in some non-member areas, to store your username and password locally for ease of access.

The Foundation may also collect certain demographic information about visitors to through the use of cookies. The Foundation only uses this data to improve the overall website and for internal business purposes.

EXTERNAL LINKS contains links to other external websites that do not fall under the domain. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external websites. If you choose to follow such links to external websites, you do so at your own risk.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under the Community Foundation for Mississippi’s control.


The Community Foundation for Mississippi does not collect information about minors under the age of 13. Scholarship applications are accepted online from students 16 or older. Scholarship selection committees may have access to some personal information about applicants in order to make scholarship awards, and the Foundation must transmit certain details about recipients to the financial aid offices of the applicants’ approved colleges and universities. The Foundation has implemented reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected from scholarship applicants, and takes reasonable steps to release this personal information only to third parties capable of maintaining its confidentiality, security, and integrity. The Foundation keeps personal information only as long as is reasonably necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, and securely disposes of it once there is no longer a legitimate reason for retaining it.