Posts Tagged ‘nonprofits’

Chevron gives $1.25M to nonprofit organizations

by Wally Northway Published: July 21,2010

Tags: charitable giving, charities, education, energy, Nature, nonprofits, oil and gas, wildlife

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Products Company announced “Energy for Learning” donations totaling $1.25 million to be distributed between two non-profit organizations active in Mississippi: EXCEL BY 5, an early childhood community certification program; and, the National Audubon Society in its efforts to develop the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. “Today, Chevron is continuing the journey in its […] [...]

Foundation makes national top 100 ranking

by Wally Northway Published: July 8,2010

Tags: nonprofits

JACKSON — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson has been recognized as among the top foundations of its kind in the country. CF Insights assessed the more than 700 community foundations in the United States and recently released its Community Foundation Top 100 lists. The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson was ranked 50th on the […] [...]

SBA closing one Coast recovery center

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will close the Pascagoula Business Recovery Center in Jackson County today at the close of business. Centers in George, Harrison, Hancock and Stone counties will remain open. The SBA is encouraging small businesses and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes affected by the Deepwater BP Oil […] [...]

Report: Oil spill to have huge impact on charitable giving

by Wally Northway Published: June 24,2010

Tags: charitable giving, charities, disaster, energy, environment, nonprofits, offshore drilling, oil and gas, oil spill

DALLAS — The current gulf coast oil spill will have a profound impact on charitable giving until at least 2012, according to data from PhilanthroDEX, an online U.S. charitable giving index and forecasting product. The loss of charitable gifts is forecast to be $200 to $300 million in 2010 and as much as $600 million […] [...]

Crisis centers’ operations passing to nonprofits

by Associated Press Published: June 16,2010

Tags: health, healthcare, mental health, nonprofits, state government

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Lincoln County supervisors have voted to become a member of Region 8 Mental Health Services, a geographically smaller but much better-funded organization promising to improve local mental health services. The county board of supervisors voted 4-1 to end a 36-year affiliation with Southwest Mississippi Community Mental Health Complex, also called Region 11. […] [...]

Ramey Foundation endowing scholarships

by Wally Northway Published: June 15,2010

Tags: charitable giving, education, higher education, marketing, nonprofits, public relations

JACKSON — The Tommy Ramey Foundation will endow scholarships at three Mississippi universities totaling $1 million, with the goal of educating and inspiring the state’s next generation of marketing and culinary professionals. The gifts to the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and Jackson State University will be formally announced this week. The Jackson-based foundation […] [...]

Wells Fargo tops United Way donor list

by Wally Northway Published: May 19,2010

Tags: banking and finance, charities, nonprofits

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Wells Fargo became the largest employee campaign in the entire U.S. for United Way, based on 2009 campaign results and rankings recently finalized by United Way Worldwide. Wells Fargo team members pledged a record $41.9 million through their annual Community Support and United Way Campaign — a 21 percent increase over the […] [...]

SBA opens another Disaster Recovery Center

by Wally Northway Published: May 19,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, nonprofits, offshore drilling, oil and gas, oil spill, small businesses

GULFPORT — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened an additional Business Recovery Center today to make it convenient for small businesses and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes to get one-on-one assistance. The additional center is located in the Harrison County
 SBA, Gulfport Branch Office
, Hancock Bank Plaza
. The hours are Monday-Friday; […] [...]

Food bank opens new endowment fund

by Wally Northway Published: May 3,2010

Tags: charities, endowment, food bank, nonprofits

JACKSON — The Mississippi Food Network, Mississippi’s only food bank, has opened an endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson. Doug Boone, President and CEO of the Community Foundation, said, “We’re delighted to welcome the Mississippi Food Network as our newest Nonprofit Partner. Establishing an endowment fund shows that the organization is committed […] [...]

Foundation’s assets hit historic milestone

by Wally Northway Published: April 27,2010

Tags: charitable giving, charities, nonprofits

JACKSON — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson ended its 2009-2010 fiscal year with cause to celebrate. Thanks in large part to a bequest from a donor who established a permanent endowment fund through her will, the foundation closed its year with assets in excess of $25 million and awarded grants in excess of $2.3 […] [...]

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