What’s New

We are dedicated to furthering the good works in Mississippi.

Now More Than Ever

One thing that hasn’t changed is your Community Foundation for Mississippi – stable, enduring, and constant, pointed toward a horizon of shared aspirations – a lighthouse guiding others through turbulent seas. Now more than ever, we need you. Because now more than ever, Mississippi needs us.

Community and national funder support Jackson Public Schools’ strategic plan

Jackson Public Schools (JPS), the Community Foundation for Mississippi, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced their continued partnership to transform the public education system in Jackson, Mississippi.

A Good Story has to be Told: Inspiring Stories of Positive Community Change

Community Foundation Storytelling project celebrates good work in Mississippi

For Good During Hard Times

Foundation supports COVID-19 response and recovery efforts in Mississippi communities

The University Press of Mississippi establishes a fund

The University Press of Mississippi recently established the Jane Hiatt Fund for Books in the Arts and Humanities, in honor of Dr. Wood Hiatt. The grant is an endowed fund supporting the publishing activities of University Press of Mississippi.

Flag: Statement on the Mississippi Flag

It is time for the flag to be changed. More than a gesture, replacing the flag demonstrates that Mississippi intends to be a place and a people that represents and celebrates the humanity, history, and heroism of all Mississippians. We stand For Mississippi, For Good. Forever.

Statement on Race and Equality

When the communities we serve are hurting and grieving, it is our responsibility and duty to stand with them, listen to them, and support efforts to heal current and past injustices. Part of healing is reckoning with what has caused the hurt, and, in the communities we serve, much of that pain has been caused by racism.

Right there when we need them: Nonprofits, philanthropic groups in Mississippi step up

Nonprofits and philanthropy in Mississippi step up during COVID-19 to help their communities, as told by Sammy Moon, director of the Mississippi Alliance.

Tate Reeves Endorses State-Wide Relief Fund with The Community Foundation for Mississippi

The Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM), working with Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (Volunteer Mississippi), established the Mississippi Community Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund as an initiative to create a state-wide pooled fund to respond to disasters in Mississippi, including COVID-19. Governor Tate Reeves announced that he has officially designated the Mississippi Community Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi as the official state-wide disaster fund.

PHILANTHROPY AND NONPROFITS RESPOND TO COVID

As COVID-19 continues to spread in our communities, one thing is becoming clear: response to this crisis looks different than the disaster response we usually see.

Community and national funder support Jackson Public Schools’ strategic plan

Jackson Public Schools (JPS), the Community Foundation for Mississippi, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced their continued partnership to transform the public education system in Jackson, Mississippi.

The University Press of Mississippi establishes a fund

The University Press of Mississippi recently established the Jane Hiatt Fund for Books in the Arts and Humanities, in honor of Dr. Wood Hiatt. The grant is an endowed fund supporting the publishing activities of University Press of Mississippi.

Flag: Statement on the Mississippi Flag

It is time for the flag to be changed. More than a gesture, replacing the flag demonstrates that Mississippi intends to be a place and a people that represents and celebrates the humanity, history, and heroism of all Mississippians. We stand For Mississippi, For Good. Forever.

Tate Reeves Endorses State-Wide Relief Fund with The Community Foundation for Mississippi

The Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM), working with Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (Volunteer Mississippi), established the Mississippi Community Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund as an initiative to create a state-wide pooled fund to respond to disasters in Mississippi, including COVID-19. Governor Tate Reeves announced that he has officially designated the Mississippi Community Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi as the official state-wide disaster fund.

Mississippi Community Response and Recovery Fund

As Mississippi communities take steps to protect citizens from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) is working with a growing network of partners to ensure the resources for responding to and recovering from crises are available to meet the current and future needs of the state’s residents.

City of Jackson Granted $125,000 for Museum Trail

The Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) recently granted $125,000 to the City of Jackson to support the construction of the Museum Trail—a 2.5-mile walking, running, and biking trail that will connect several museums and attractions to the Mississippi Farmers Market in the capital city.

Making A Difference

Tournament inspires Sarah Broom to work with Chastain to improve the school’s tennis program.

Officers for 2019 Board

The Community Foundation for Mississippi, a leader in central Mississippi philanthropy, elected a new slate of officers to the 2019 Board of Trustees and introduced several new Trustee members.

Community foundations kickoff tax-credit drive

The seven community foundations of Mississippi asked the Legislature for $2.5 million in tax credits over five years to start the Endow Mississippi Program.