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PRAM Recognizes Wolf As Outstanding Practitioner of the Year

Sophie McNeil Wolf, the Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Director of Communications, has been selected as the 2022 Outstanding Practitioner of the Year by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM), Central Chapter. She was recognized Wednesday, January 25, during the January chapter meeting by her peers.

UPM Fund at CFM is raising money to help publish new books by first-time authors

The UPM First Author’s Initiative, established through generous gifts from our authors, supports the publication of books by emerging scholars, nontraditional authors, and authors from a wide variety of backgrounds. The UPM First Author’s Initiative, funded through the University Press of Mississippi New Horizons Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, supports the work of these authors so they can achieve success regardless of their academic status or access to resources.

Job Opportunity: Jackson, Mississippi Partnerships Coordinator

The Jackson Partnerships Coordinator will work directly with the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) leadership, including a Jackson project advisory board, and a network of philanthropic and civic partners to respond to needs associated with the ongoing water crisis and support priority programs and services benefitting Jackson’s residents.

CFM Announces Rapid Response Mini-Grant Recipients for Efforts During Jackson Water Crisis

Today, the Community Foundation for Mississippi announced seven nonprofits as recipients of the Rapid Response Mini-Grant program. This mini-grant is a reimbursement program for charitable organizations, covering expenses that nonprofits incurred related to rapid response service during Jackson’s boil water notice that lasted between July 29 and September 15, 2022.

Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund grant, Emily Murff of New Albany High School and Renna Moore-Edwards of Ida B. Wells Academic and Performing Arts Complex (APAC).

Computer Science Is For Y’all, Too

For too many K-12 students in Mississippi – most from income-insecure households – computer science courses are non-existent in schools. For JJ Townsend, that’s a serious problem not only for students but also for our state. Townsend is tackling this problem head-on with a new fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, CS for Y’all, to make computer science accessible to all.

For Strategic Impact: Donor Advised and Scholarship Funds

The Community Foundation for Mississippi works with donors to simplify and streamline their charitable giving through personal giving accounts such as donor advised and scholarship/award funds. See how our community is working through CFM to connect legacy to generosity. 

COF Names Alexander to Community Foundation Advisory Group

Congratulations to Jane Alexander, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, for recently being named to the Council on Foundation’s Community Foundation Advisory Group! The advisory group provides a new mechanism for community foundation leaders to collaboratively influence the Council’s programs, resources, and services for community foundations.

For Building Capacity: National Partnerships

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is not only committed to the long-term sustainability of nonprofits, but also work with national partners to contribute to positive systemic change in our state. To see societal outcomes truly shift, we must do the work to know our communities, to bring together thought partners, to listen to community needs and to adapt solutions that work. See some of CFM’s long-term investments with national partners.

PRAM Recognizes Wolf As Outstanding Practitioner of the Year

Sophie McNeil Wolf, the Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Director of Communications, has been selected as the 2022 Outstanding Practitioner of the Year by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM), Central Chapter. She was recognized Wednesday, January 25, during the January chapter meeting by her peers.

UPM Fund at CFM is raising money to help publish new books by first-time authors

The UPM First Author’s Initiative, established through generous gifts from our authors, supports the publication of books by emerging scholars, nontraditional authors, and authors from a wide variety of backgrounds. The UPM First Author’s Initiative, funded through the University Press of Mississippi New Horizons Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, supports the work of these authors so they can achieve success regardless of their academic status or access to resources.

Job Opportunity: Jackson, Mississippi Partnerships Coordinator

The Jackson Partnerships Coordinator will work directly with the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) leadership, including a Jackson project advisory board, and a network of philanthropic and civic partners to respond to needs associated with the ongoing water crisis and support priority programs and services benefitting Jackson’s residents.

CFM Announces Rapid Response Mini-Grant Recipients for Efforts During Jackson Water Crisis

Today, the Community Foundation for Mississippi announced seven nonprofits as recipients of the Rapid Response Mini-Grant program. This mini-grant is a reimbursement program for charitable organizations, covering expenses that nonprofits incurred related to rapid response service during Jackson’s boil water notice that lasted between July 29 and September 15, 2022.

Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund grant, Emily Murff of New Albany High School and Renna Moore-Edwards of Ida B. Wells Academic and Performing Arts Complex (APAC).

Computer Science Is For Y’all, Too

For too many K-12 students in Mississippi – most from income-insecure households – computer science courses are non-existent in schools. For JJ Townsend, that’s a serious problem not only for students but also for our state. Townsend is tackling this problem head-on with a new fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, CS for Y’all, to make computer science accessible to all.

For Strategic Impact: Donor Advised and Scholarship Funds

The Community Foundation for Mississippi works with donors to simplify and streamline their charitable giving through personal giving accounts such as donor advised and scholarship/award funds. See how our community is working through CFM to connect legacy to generosity. 

COF Names Alexander to Community Foundation Advisory Group

Congratulations to Jane Alexander, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, for recently being named to the Council on Foundation’s Community Foundation Advisory Group! The advisory group provides a new mechanism for community foundation leaders to collaboratively influence the Council’s programs, resources, and services for community foundations.

For Building Capacity: National Partnerships

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is not only committed to the long-term sustainability of nonprofits, but also work with national partners to contribute to positive systemic change in our state. To see societal outcomes truly shift, we must do the work to know our communities, to bring together thought partners, to listen to community needs and to adapt solutions that work. See some of CFM’s long-term investments with national partners.

PRAM Recognizes Wolf As Outstanding Practitioner of the Year

Sophie McNeil Wolf, the Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Director of Communications, has been selected as the 2022 Outstanding Practitioner of the Year by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM), Central Chapter. She was recognized Wednesday, January 25, during the January chapter meeting by her peers.

UPM Fund at CFM is raising money to help publish new books by first-time authors

The UPM First Author’s Initiative, established through generous gifts from our authors, supports the publication of books by emerging scholars, nontraditional authors, and authors from a wide variety of backgrounds. The UPM First Author’s Initiative, funded through the University Press of Mississippi New Horizons Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, supports the work of these authors so they can achieve success regardless of their academic status or access to resources.

Job Opportunity: Jackson, Mississippi Partnerships Coordinator

The Jackson Partnerships Coordinator will work directly with the Community Foundation for Mississippi (CFM) leadership, including a Jackson project advisory board, and a network of philanthropic and civic partners to respond to needs associated with the ongoing water crisis and support priority programs and services benefitting Jackson’s residents.

CFM Announces Rapid Response Mini-Grant Recipients for Efforts During Jackson Water Crisis

Today, the Community Foundation for Mississippi announced seven nonprofits as recipients of the Rapid Response Mini-Grant program. This mini-grant is a reimbursement program for charitable organizations, covering expenses that nonprofits incurred related to rapid response service during Jackson’s boil water notice that lasted between July 29 and September 15, 2022.

Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Friends of Andrew Bucci Fund grant, Emily Murff of New Albany High School and Renna Moore-Edwards of Ida B. Wells Academic and Performing Arts Complex (APAC).

Computer Science Is For Y’all, Too

For too many K-12 students in Mississippi – most from income-insecure households – computer science courses are non-existent in schools. For JJ Townsend, that’s a serious problem not only for students but also for our state. Townsend is tackling this problem head-on with a new fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, CS for Y’all, to make computer science accessible to all.

For Strategic Impact: Donor Advised and Scholarship Funds

The Community Foundation for Mississippi works with donors to simplify and streamline their charitable giving through personal giving accounts such as donor advised and scholarship/award funds. See how our community is working through CFM to connect legacy to generosity. 

COF Names Alexander to Community Foundation Advisory Group

Congratulations to Jane Alexander, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, for recently being named to the Council on Foundation’s Community Foundation Advisory Group! The advisory group provides a new mechanism for community foundation leaders to collaboratively influence the Council’s programs, resources, and services for community foundations.

For Building Capacity: National Partnerships

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is not only committed to the long-term sustainability of nonprofits, but also work with national partners to contribute to positive systemic change in our state. To see societal outcomes truly shift, we must do the work to know our communities, to bring together thought partners, to listen to community needs and to adapt solutions that work. See some of CFM’s long-term investments with national partners.