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Community Foundation for Mississippi

In 1994, Jackson was the last major southern city without a community foundation. Serving as a place for charitable fund investment, community foundations frequently are the “permanent endowment” for a community, connecting philanthropic resources and creating a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. That year, a visionary group of Leadership Jackson alumni began the work of creating such a resource for the capital city, and the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson was founded—starting with four charitable funds totaling just $250,000.

Fast-forward two decades — the Community Foundation for Mississippi’s charitable assets have grown to more than $62 million, and it has awarded more than $57 million in grants and scholarships that have directly benefited communities in the Greater Jackson area and across the state


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Community Foundation for Mississippi

Funder address

119 South President Street, 1st Floor Jackson, MS 39201
Funder type

Foundation

Areas of focus

General Funding