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Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The community foundation's mission is to catalyze positive change by providing resources and leadership to the 11-county northwest mississippi's citizens and nonprofit organizations; to provide a flexible, tax-deductible vehicle to meet the needs of donors and recipients.

Programs: The community foundation of northwest mississippi's primary program is making grants. The foundation seeks to accomplish its mission by providing resources to nonprofit organizations to make positive change in its 11-county region. For that purpose, it has stimulated the establishment of permanently endowed funds and leveraged them with funds from other sources such as private foundations and government.

the second largest program was using technology to improve education including its google-ranked #1 website for education videos, www. Watchknowlearn. Org, and its innovative web-based program for learning to read, www. Readingbear. Org

the third largest program was its initiative to prevent childhood obesity and sustain the work through policy and environmental changes within the 11-county region. The work included a variety of elements ranging from promotion of the "first food" of breastfeeding to community health assessments and regional health council.

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