News

We are dedicated to furthering the good works in Mississippi.

Wolf Earns State PR Award For Friendsgiving

The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Director of Communications and Insights, Sophie McNeil Wolf, was recently awarded a PRism Award (Short Term: Special Events) by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi for her communications efforts for CFM’s inaugural Friendsgiving event.

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi 2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle Now Open

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi at the Community Foundation for Mississippi 2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle is now accepting submissions through June 28. This fund transforms donations into action by providing grants that support organizations across the state, aiming to improve the lives of LGBTQ Mississippians.

Andrew Bucci Art Supply Grant Round Now Open

The Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi was created to honor the memory of the late Andrew Bucci, one of Mississippi’s most celebrated and prolific visual artists. The fund’s purpose is to help Mississippi public, parochial, and private school art teachers acquire supplies that support visual arts instruction for grades PreK-12.

Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at CFM Makes First Grant to Mississippi Harm Reduction

The Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi has made its first grant from the fund, which will benefit the lives of individuals participating in the Mississippi Harm Reduction Initiative’s (MHRI) Recovery Housing Program.

Honoring Bootjack and Red: Talamieka Brice

What started as a story told by Talamieka Brice’s grandmother as a young child has now blossomed into a film project about the brutal lynching of Bootjack and Red in Mississippi, a historical marker and a new fund at CFM to support the work.

Scholarship Opportunity: 2024 JXN Water Scholarship

The JXN Water Scholarship was established at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to provide financial assistance to high school seniors attending a public school in Hinds County interested in pursuing a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline that could lead to a career in water and wastewater operations and management.

Years in the Making: Revitalizing the Mid-City Community Development Corporation

The legacy continues for the Mid-City Community Development Corporation. What began as Horace Kelly’s vision for his neighborhood is now getting new life thanks to his son Akili and wife, Ashlee, and a new fund at CFM.

Scholarship Opportunity: Anthony “Tony” Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship

The Anthony “Tony” Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship Fund will provide an annual scholarship based on both merit and need for a full-time junior or senior at a public university in Mississippi or at Southern University in Louisiana majoring in criminal justice, political science, social work, pre-law or counseling.

Scholarship Opportunity: Blake Coghlan Memorial Ag Scholarship

The Blake Coghlan Memorial Ag Scholarship Fund was created at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to encourage young people who share his passion for farming and agriculture. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduating high school senior from Yazoo County or Sharkey County intending to study Agriculture or Agriculture-related degree at a Mississippi 4-year or 2-year institution. The award is for a period of one academic year.

Wolf Earns State PR Award For Friendsgiving

The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Director of Communications and Insights, Sophie McNeil Wolf, was recently awarded a PRism Award (Short Term: Special Events) by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi for her communications efforts for CFM’s inaugural Friendsgiving event.

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi 2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle Now Open

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi at the Community Foundation for Mississippi 2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle is now accepting submissions through June 28. This fund transforms donations into action by providing grants that support organizations across the state, aiming to improve the lives of LGBTQ Mississippians.

Andrew Bucci Art Supply Grant Round Now Open

The Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi was created to honor the memory of the late Andrew Bucci, one of Mississippi’s most celebrated and prolific visual artists. The fund’s purpose is to help Mississippi public, parochial, and private school art teachers acquire supplies that support visual arts instruction for grades PreK-12.

Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at CFM Makes First Grant to Mississippi Harm Reduction

The Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi has made its first grant from the fund, which will benefit the lives of individuals participating in the Mississippi Harm Reduction Initiative’s (MHRI) Recovery Housing Program.

Honoring Bootjack and Red: Talamieka Brice

What started as a story told by Talamieka Brice’s grandmother as a young child has now blossomed into a film project about the brutal lynching of Bootjack and Red in Mississippi, a historical marker and a new fund at CFM to support the work.

Scholarship Opportunity: 2024 JXN Water Scholarship

The JXN Water Scholarship was established at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to provide financial assistance to high school seniors attending a public school in Hinds County interested in pursuing a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline that could lead to a career in water and wastewater operations and management.

Years in the Making: Revitalizing the Mid-City Community Development Corporation

The legacy continues for the Mid-City Community Development Corporation. What began as Horace Kelly’s vision for his neighborhood is now getting new life thanks to his son Akili and wife, Ashlee, and a new fund at CFM.

Scholarship Opportunity: Anthony “Tony” Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship

The Anthony “Tony” Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship Fund will provide an annual scholarship based on both merit and need for a full-time junior or senior at a public university in Mississippi or at Southern University in Louisiana majoring in criminal justice, political science, social work, pre-law or counseling.

Scholarship Opportunity: Blake Coghlan Memorial Ag Scholarship

The Blake Coghlan Memorial Ag Scholarship Fund was created at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to encourage young people who share his passion for farming and agriculture. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduating high school senior from Yazoo County or Sharkey County intending to study Agriculture or Agriculture-related degree at a Mississippi 4-year or 2-year institution. The award is for a period of one academic year.

Wolf Earns State PR Award For Friendsgiving

The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Director of Communications and Insights, Sophie McNeil Wolf, was recently awarded a PRism Award (Short Term: Special Events) by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi for her communications efforts for CFM’s inaugural Friendsgiving event.

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi 2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle Now Open

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi at the Community Foundation for Mississippi 2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle is now accepting submissions through June 28. This fund transforms donations into action by providing grants that support organizations across the state, aiming to improve the lives of LGBTQ Mississippians.

Andrew Bucci Art Supply Grant Round Now Open

The Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi was created to honor the memory of the late Andrew Bucci, one of Mississippi’s most celebrated and prolific visual artists. The fund’s purpose is to help Mississippi public, parochial, and private school art teachers acquire supplies that support visual arts instruction for grades PreK-12.

Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at CFM Makes First Grant to Mississippi Harm Reduction

The Robert Malouf Jr. Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi has made its first grant from the fund, which will benefit the lives of individuals participating in the Mississippi Harm Reduction Initiative’s (MHRI) Recovery Housing Program.

Honoring Bootjack and Red: Talamieka Brice

What started as a story told by Talamieka Brice’s grandmother as a young child has now blossomed into a film project about the brutal lynching of Bootjack and Red in Mississippi, a historical marker and a new fund at CFM to support the work.

Scholarship Opportunity: 2024 JXN Water Scholarship

The JXN Water Scholarship was established at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to provide financial assistance to high school seniors attending a public school in Hinds County interested in pursuing a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline that could lead to a career in water and wastewater operations and management.

Years in the Making: Revitalizing the Mid-City Community Development Corporation

The legacy continues for the Mid-City Community Development Corporation. What began as Horace Kelly’s vision for his neighborhood is now getting new life thanks to his son Akili and wife, Ashlee, and a new fund at CFM.

Scholarship Opportunity: Anthony “Tony” Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship

The Anthony “Tony” Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship Fund will provide an annual scholarship based on both merit and need for a full-time junior or senior at a public university in Mississippi or at Southern University in Louisiana majoring in criminal justice, political science, social work, pre-law or counseling.

Scholarship Opportunity: Blake Coghlan Memorial Ag Scholarship

The Blake Coghlan Memorial Ag Scholarship Fund was created at the Community Foundation for Mississippi to encourage young people who share his passion for farming and agriculture. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduating high school senior from Yazoo County or Sharkey County intending to study Agriculture or Agriculture-related degree at a Mississippi 4-year or 2-year institution. The award is for a period of one academic year.