For Individuals

Everyone has something to give. Philanthropy has been described as a private initiative for public good, focusing on quality of life. So, how would you transform your community?

Would you leave a legacy to help charities thrive? Clean up dilapidated property in town? Would you create a way for people to celebrate arts and culture? Maybe you’d like to take care of animals, or make sure students can pay for medical school.

The Community Foundation for Mississippi has helped people do all of these things and more. Build a clinic, or support a zoo. Help fund a place for children to play. Leave a “forever” gift for charities you love. You want to change your world for the better, in a way that’s simple, personal and effective. We can help.

A Smarter, Simpler Way to Give

When you give to an endowment, you help ensure nonprofits and causes can operate now and in the future. We specialize in managing all of the financial and oversight aspects of endowments so nonprofits can focus on serving their communities, and donors can feel confident that their gift is making the most significant difference for the communities they care about most.

An endowment is a donation to a nonprofit organization or cause that is combined with the gifts of other donors and invested. The organizations receive money from those investments year after year. As the endowment grows, the nonprofit organization becomes better prepared to serve its community for many years to come.

You can support an endowment today by giving to one of the nonprofits participating in our Endowment Challenge, or by contacting our office to learn more.

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.