Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM)
11/01/18 5:00 PM CT Receipt
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to Northwest Mississippi nonprofits, government agencies, churches, schools, IHEs, and tribes for programs and projects that focus on early childhood education. Eligible projects include seed grants for innovative, new programs, as well as projects and programs that expand the ongoing work of an organization.
Eligible counties include Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica.
The Early Childhood Education Endowment grants funds for early childhood education programs including:
- Excel By 5 program support in the 11-county region
- Seed funds for Candidate and Certified Excel By 5 communities
- Support for communities seeking Dolly Parton Imagination Library
- Baby University
- First Regional Library’s Words on Wheels (Mobile Library) to pre-school facilities
GrantWatch ID#: 179613
Grants generally range from $1,000 to $20,000.
Grant support is available to nonprofit organizations with current tax exempt status under Section 501 ( c) 3 of the IRS code, churches, units of government (including schools), public and private institutions of higher learning and institutes or research centers at such institutions, and federally-recognized Indian tribes. Nonprofit organizations must also be in compliance with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s regulation and reporting requirements.
The Community Foundation accepts grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica Counties.
The Community Foundation will not consider grants for individuals, exclusively religious purposes, political purposes, or special occasion advertising.
- No funds from the CFNM Grants Program may be used to acquire any interest in real estate property.
- No funds from CFNM Grants Program may be used to support capital campaigns, endowment funds, or scholarship funds.
- No funds from CFNM Grants Program may be used to influence legislation (within the meaning of Section 4945 (d) (1) of the IRS Code or to influence the outcome of any specific public election.
- The CFNM Grants Program will not provide general operating support (overhead, administrative expenses) to any applicant; all funds must be committed to specific purposes, projects and activities that address CFNM’s focus areas.
- The CFNM Grants Program will not provide general operating support for existing annual or other regular community festivals or events.
Deadlines to submit applications are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. All applications and attachments must be received in CFNM’s office no later than 5 p.m. CT on the deadline date.
Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application.
All applicants will be notified by mail or e-mail of the result of their application within approximately 30 days from the submission deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Fax: (662) 449-5006
Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi
315 Losher Street, Suite 100
Hernando, MS 38632
Jennifer Southern, Administration and Grants Management
USA: Mississippi: Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica Counties