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The Community Foundations CARES Grant Program provides CARES Act funds to eligible non-profits and food pantries. Eligible non-profits may apply for reimbursement of up to $12,000 of pandemic-related expenses incurred from March 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021. Eligible food pantries may submit applications for previously unreimbursed qualified expenses with no limitThe grant application deadline is January 15, 2022.

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Your gift to an endowment at the Community Foundation for Mississippi might qualify for the Endow Mississippi Tax Credit program that encourages charitable giving that prioritizes nonprofits endowments that are creating positive impacts for children, families, and communities across Mississippi. The program provides a 25% state tax credit to individuals, businesses, and organizations that give to permanent endowments at qualified Community Foundations. Learn more by visiting the Endow Mississippi website.

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.

We have so many more stories to share.

And you can get an inspiring story about how individuals and nonprofits are making their dreams for their community come true delivered to your door.

Four times a year, we send a short newsletter with the amazing work happening in communities throughout our 22 counties. To get your copy, simply click the button below and fill out a brief form.

To view some of our past newsletters, click here.

Stories for Good

With the support of Blue Magnolia Films, we have created a community-centered approach to narrative. Participants learn how to use storytelling tools and techniques to author and present community-based solutions, through a first-person “lens.”

Refill Café

Refill Café, a casual restaurant and nonprofit workforce training program in Jackson, stepped up to provide assistance to foodservice industry workers who lost their jobs or experienced reduced hours because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operation Shoestring

Operation Shoestring’s staff, board, and volunteers are working to ensure that Shoestring’s more than 300 children and youth and their families have access to nutrition and fun, engaging learning resources with virtual summer camp.