We invite you to read a few stories and highlights from the past 30 years. While these stories provide a window into our history, they only represent a fraction of the work of our community partners, donors, and friends. Thank you all for being a part of our journey.

Building on a History of Educational Investment

In 2018, the Community Foundation for Mississippi received a $3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support the efforts of the Better Together Commission to improve student outcomes in the Jackson Public School District (JPS). One of the primary roles of the Community Foundation is that of a facilitator and convener for people seeking to transform their community. We were excited to bring our experience serving the community and connecting people to the work of the commission. The 18-month grant to the Community Foundation provided administrative support to the commission while also supporting robust communications and community engagement, ensuring full transparency with the commission’s work and the inclusion of all JPS stakeholders in the process.