The Mississippi Community Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund was established to attract philanthropic investments from outside of Mississippi to provide help to Mississippians. Although the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t a disaster in the traditional sense, the Community Foundation’s grants committee recognized the need to support nonprofits delivering food and offering housing assistance to Mississippians to help them recover.

It’s impossible to know when a natural disaster will strike. But whenever it does and wherever it takes place, we know that you are ready to show your support–for Mississippi.

We realize our friends across Mississippi may need our assistance in the event of a disaster, which is why we’ve set up a convenient way for you to give. Donations to local relief and recovery will be collected and distributed in conjunction with the community-based recovery committee set up in each county during times of disaster.

Know your dollars will go to serve local people with local needs now—where and when the need is great.

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Leland R. Speed Scholarship for JROTC Top Cadets Announces 2022 Recipients

The Leland R. Speed Scholarship for JROTC Top Cadets is proud to announce the 2022 recipients, Cadet Elizabeth Hawkins and Cadet Brandon Brown, both of Murrah High School. The two were honored at Murrah High School’s Senior Showcase and Award Ceremony on May 19.

Working Together Works: Leveraging Funding for Community-Led Change

What paves the way for new trails and sidewalks in communities? Many meetings, partners and sweat equity. Melody Moody Thortis, Director of Strategic Impact at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, reflects on the work it took to bring the Museum Trail to life.

The Power of Museums: International Museum Day

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is proud to support and partner with museums around the state in many ways. On International Museums Day, take a look at just a few museums (and their funds!) close to our hearts. Perhaps you will even get out and discover them for yourself, learning more about our great state.