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Community Foundation for Mississippi, Atmos Energy and Jackson Public Schools Announce Gifts to Support Water Crisis Response

As the City of Jackson and its surrounding communities continue to recover from the recent water crisis, Atmos Energy has announced support for ongoing relief efforts by making a $25,000 contribution to the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) for Jackson Public Schools (JPS) through the Foundation’s JPS Response Fund. Atmos Energy is also making a $25,000 contribution to the Helping Friends and Neighbors Fund (Disaster Response Fund) at CFM to support nonprofits.

CFM Partners with GHHI for Water Filtration Solution-Building

While the boil water notice and immediate water crisis have ended in Jackson, the question remains for many, “Is my water safe to drink?” For women – especially those of childbearing age and expectant mothers – and children, the threat of lead in water is of increased importance.During the Jackson water crisis, the Community Foundation for Mississippi immediately identified water filtration as a gap and barrier to health outcomes for citizens of Jackson. CFM is partnering with Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) to distribute countertop Zero water filtration systems and teach households about methods of water boiling and filtering commonly recommended by the City of Jackson.

For Helping Others: CFM + Nonprofits

The Community Foundation for Mississippi celebrates the work of the state’s nonprofit sector by providing opportunities for its growth and sustainability. By enabling organizations to grow their vision, increase their financial resources and expand their long-term reach, CFM provides a valuable resource that can ultimately lead to increased nonprofit capacity both now and forever. Here are a few nonprofits who began turning the page by working alongside CFM to create funds that will lead to their success for many years to come. 

Grant Opportunity: CFM Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant

Are you a nonprofit that was affected by the Jackson water crisis?The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant is a reimbursement program for 501c3 nonprofits residing in the Jackson area who have been directly affected by the Jackson water crisis. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Awards will be announced in early November.

For Feeding Others: CFM + Food Insecurity

With one of the highest food insecurity rates in the nation, Mississippi has over 450,000 households without daily reliable access to affordable and nutritious food. The onset of COVID-19 caused this need to intensify, leaving many wondering how they might feed themselves and their families during the pandemic. See how the community came together with CFM to find new ways to bring food to those most in need. 

Bill Hunsberger Scholarship at CFM Announces 2022 Recipient Mia Robertson

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is proud to announce the 2022 recipient of the Bill Hunsberger Scholarship is Mia Robertson of Starkville. Mia Robertson is a Senior Presidential-Endowed Scholar and John C. Stennis Scholar majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with minors in Pre-Law and International Relations at Mississippi State.

Ways to Help: Jackson Water Crisis

Jackson, Mississippi has experienced increased rain and subsequent flooding of the Pearl River, impacting the city. This flooding has exacerbated the city’s water issues, causing failures at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. Here are ways to stay up-to-date on the water crisis and where to help support Jacksonians during this time.

Unearthing the Past: The Admissions Project

Stories are a universal way to relate and understand each other better. And, all of us have school stories. Ellen Ann Fentress knows this firsthand as a storyteller, author and documentarian. Sharing her own story, in fact, about her experience attending a segregation academy in the 1970s has brought others to remember and tell their own story, too.

National Book Lovers’ Day: Let’s Read!

Book lovers unite! It’s National Book Lovers’ Day and we have plenty of ways to celebrate. From libraries to the Mississippi Book Festival, the Community Foundation for Mississippi has ways to support organizations that are creating more book lovers every year.

Community Foundation for Mississippi, Atmos Energy and Jackson Public Schools Announce Gifts to Support Water Crisis Response

As the City of Jackson and its surrounding communities continue to recover from the recent water crisis, Atmos Energy has announced support for ongoing relief efforts by making a $25,000 contribution to the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) for Jackson Public Schools (JPS) through the Foundation’s JPS Response Fund. Atmos Energy is also making a $25,000 contribution to the Helping Friends and Neighbors Fund (Disaster Response Fund) at CFM to support nonprofits.

CFM Partners with GHHI for Water Filtration Solution-Building

While the boil water notice and immediate water crisis have ended in Jackson, the question remains for many, “Is my water safe to drink?” For women – especially those of childbearing age and expectant mothers – and children, the threat of lead in water is of increased importance.During the Jackson water crisis, the Community Foundation for Mississippi immediately identified water filtration as a gap and barrier to health outcomes for citizens of Jackson. CFM is partnering with Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) to distribute countertop Zero water filtration systems and teach households about methods of water boiling and filtering commonly recommended by the City of Jackson.

For Helping Others: CFM + Nonprofits

The Community Foundation for Mississippi celebrates the work of the state’s nonprofit sector by providing opportunities for its growth and sustainability. By enabling organizations to grow their vision, increase their financial resources and expand their long-term reach, CFM provides a valuable resource that can ultimately lead to increased nonprofit capacity both now and forever. Here are a few nonprofits who began turning the page by working alongside CFM to create funds that will lead to their success for many years to come. 

Grant Opportunity: CFM Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant

Are you a nonprofit that was affected by the Jackson water crisis?The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant is a reimbursement program for 501c3 nonprofits residing in the Jackson area who have been directly affected by the Jackson water crisis. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Awards will be announced in early November.

For Feeding Others: CFM + Food Insecurity

With one of the highest food insecurity rates in the nation, Mississippi has over 450,000 households without daily reliable access to affordable and nutritious food. The onset of COVID-19 caused this need to intensify, leaving many wondering how they might feed themselves and their families during the pandemic. See how the community came together with CFM to find new ways to bring food to those most in need. 

Bill Hunsberger Scholarship at CFM Announces 2022 Recipient Mia Robertson

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is proud to announce the 2022 recipient of the Bill Hunsberger Scholarship is Mia Robertson of Starkville. Mia Robertson is a Senior Presidential-Endowed Scholar and John C. Stennis Scholar majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with minors in Pre-Law and International Relations at Mississippi State.

Ways to Help: Jackson Water Crisis

Jackson, Mississippi has experienced increased rain and subsequent flooding of the Pearl River, impacting the city. This flooding has exacerbated the city’s water issues, causing failures at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. Here are ways to stay up-to-date on the water crisis and where to help support Jacksonians during this time.

Unearthing the Past: The Admissions Project

Stories are a universal way to relate and understand each other better. And, all of us have school stories. Ellen Ann Fentress knows this firsthand as a storyteller, author and documentarian. Sharing her own story, in fact, about her experience attending a segregation academy in the 1970s has brought others to remember and tell their own story, too.

National Book Lovers’ Day: Let’s Read!

Book lovers unite! It’s National Book Lovers’ Day and we have plenty of ways to celebrate. From libraries to the Mississippi Book Festival, the Community Foundation for Mississippi has ways to support organizations that are creating more book lovers every year.

Community Foundation for Mississippi, Atmos Energy and Jackson Public Schools Announce Gifts to Support Water Crisis Response

As the City of Jackson and its surrounding communities continue to recover from the recent water crisis, Atmos Energy has announced support for ongoing relief efforts by making a $25,000 contribution to the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) for Jackson Public Schools (JPS) through the Foundation’s JPS Response Fund. Atmos Energy is also making a $25,000 contribution to the Helping Friends and Neighbors Fund (Disaster Response Fund) at CFM to support nonprofits.

CFM Partners with GHHI for Water Filtration Solution-Building

While the boil water notice and immediate water crisis have ended in Jackson, the question remains for many, “Is my water safe to drink?” For women – especially those of childbearing age and expectant mothers – and children, the threat of lead in water is of increased importance.During the Jackson water crisis, the Community Foundation for Mississippi immediately identified water filtration as a gap and barrier to health outcomes for citizens of Jackson. CFM is partnering with Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) to distribute countertop Zero water filtration systems and teach households about methods of water boiling and filtering commonly recommended by the City of Jackson.

For Helping Others: CFM + Nonprofits

The Community Foundation for Mississippi celebrates the work of the state’s nonprofit sector by providing opportunities for its growth and sustainability. By enabling organizations to grow their vision, increase their financial resources and expand their long-term reach, CFM provides a valuable resource that can ultimately lead to increased nonprofit capacity both now and forever. Here are a few nonprofits who began turning the page by working alongside CFM to create funds that will lead to their success for many years to come. 

Grant Opportunity: CFM Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant

Are you a nonprofit that was affected by the Jackson water crisis?The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant is a reimbursement program for 501c3 nonprofits residing in the Jackson area who have been directly affected by the Jackson water crisis. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Awards will be announced in early November.

For Feeding Others: CFM + Food Insecurity

With one of the highest food insecurity rates in the nation, Mississippi has over 450,000 households without daily reliable access to affordable and nutritious food. The onset of COVID-19 caused this need to intensify, leaving many wondering how they might feed themselves and their families during the pandemic. See how the community came together with CFM to find new ways to bring food to those most in need. 

Bill Hunsberger Scholarship at CFM Announces 2022 Recipient Mia Robertson

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is proud to announce the 2022 recipient of the Bill Hunsberger Scholarship is Mia Robertson of Starkville. Mia Robertson is a Senior Presidential-Endowed Scholar and John C. Stennis Scholar majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with minors in Pre-Law and International Relations at Mississippi State.

Ways to Help: Jackson Water Crisis

Jackson, Mississippi has experienced increased rain and subsequent flooding of the Pearl River, impacting the city. This flooding has exacerbated the city’s water issues, causing failures at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. Here are ways to stay up-to-date on the water crisis and where to help support Jacksonians during this time.

Unearthing the Past: The Admissions Project

Stories are a universal way to relate and understand each other better. And, all of us have school stories. Ellen Ann Fentress knows this firsthand as a storyteller, author and documentarian. Sharing her own story, in fact, about her experience attending a segregation academy in the 1970s has brought others to remember and tell their own story, too.

National Book Lovers’ Day: Let’s Read!

Book lovers unite! It’s National Book Lovers’ Day and we have plenty of ways to celebrate. From libraries to the Mississippi Book Festival, the Community Foundation for Mississippi has ways to support organizations that are creating more book lovers every year.