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November 2023

Join us for our Holiday Open House on December 1!

Join the Community Foundation for Mississippi for our Holiday Open House to ring in the season downtown!

Friday, December 1

5 - 7 p.m.

Food and drink will be served

Community Foundation for Mississippi

119 S. President Street, Jackson, MS 39201

While you are downtown, join the Capital City Lights festivities, including the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Christmas by Candlelight tour, Ballet Mississippi's 40th Anniversary of the Nutcracker, Magnolia Sunset Market, the Westin Festival of Trees and more! Best of all, the CFM offices are near the heart of the action. View the full list of Capital City Lights events.

RSVP here

Thank you for a successful Friendsgiving!

Thank you to all who attended and supported our Friendsgiving event at the Cedars on November 16! Attendees enjoyed music by the Accumulators and experienced a unique storytelling experience through a three-course meal with Chef Damien Cavicchi of Hal and Mal’s.

Speakers included:

Stephen Brown, founder of the Briarwood Arts Center and fund advisor for the Briarwood Arts Foundation Fund and Briarwood Arts Foundation Endowment Fund at CFM

Caitlyn Brooking, executive director of the Refill Jackson Initiative and Community Impact Grant panelist

Vilas Annavarapu, co-founder of Riverside Collective and 2023 Community Impact Grantee

We give thanks for our sponsors!

Where should I give on Giving Tuesday?

Considering where to give this Giving Tuesday? We make it easy to support what matters most to you!

Animals, arts and culture, children, literary efforts, LGBTQ, neighborhoods, preservation - no matter the interest, we have funds for causes you care about.

It's simple: Visit our donation page and filter by cause. Select the fund that speaks to you and give!

Visit our donate page

Job opportunity: Fundraising Associate

CFM is hiring a Fundraising Associate! This role works closely with the President and CEO and other staff to implement a strategy to meet organizational goals for growth and success.

This position is responsible for cultivating productive relationships with professional advisors, like financial planners, investment advisors, attorneys and accountants, and donor prospects across CFM’s 22-county service area. The coordinator helps create and then executes development plans to include in-person visits with and presentations to professional advisors and their clients.

Through development and cultivation of personal relationships and affinity groups, this position strengthens the culture of philanthropy particularly in rural areas of Mississippi.

The Development and Outreach Coordinator guides the organization’s goal of growing our public profile and educating donors and professional advisors across our 22-county service area about ways to enhance personal giving. Strategies include but are not limited to promoting major gifts, planned gifts and project funds for communities. Developing outreach and relationships into counties outside the metropolitan area of the City of Jackson is a specific priority. Travel is expected on a weekly basis.

To apply: Letter of interest and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Fundraising Associate.”

Learn more about the position
Other Grant Opportunies
CFM offers this list as a resource, for inquiries around each grant, please inquire directly with the funder of that initiative.  

National Grant

T-Mobile is investing $25M in 500 rural towns over 5 years to jumpstart projects and build stronger communities. Rural communities can apply for up to $50,000 for a Hometown Grant to bring their community idea to life. Twenty five grants are awarded each quarter. Learn more here.

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