Field of Interest Funds

Ann Morris Memorial Fund

The Ann Morris Memorial Fund is set up to support programs, services and activities –as offered by area organizations– whose purpose of which is to enrich the quality of life of persons of advanced age, who have been diagnosed as mentally retarded. See the attached Application to apply for grants disbursed by this fund.  Ann Morris Grant Application 2016

Bernice Linton Memorial Endowment Fund

 The Bernice Linton Memorial Endowment Fund honors her service and community leadership to the downtown area.  The funds will be used to create community enhancement projects for Downtown Hattiesburg. 

Blessings and Hope Fund

The Blessings and Hope Fund was set up as a field of interest fund to support medical, religious, arts, international needs, animal charity and education.

Brooks Walters Memorial Fund

The Brooks Walters Memorial Fund was established to benefit children health organizations.

Dan Sumrall Historical Cemetery Fund

Dan Sumrall Historical Cemetery Fund will provide for the maintenance, repair and restoration of monuments, headstones and grave markers of historical and architectural significance to the community. 

Denham Cemetery Maintenance Fund

Denham Cemetery Fund will benefit the following specific charitable purpose:  the care and upkeep and maintenance of the Denham Cemetery, in the Mahned Community of Perry County, MS, including, but not limited to (a) maintenance, repair and restoration of monuments, headstones and grave markers of historical or architectural significance, thus promoting an appreciation of community history to the benefit of the general public; and (b) the preservation, beautification and maintenance of the cemetery generally, and for the care and replacement of trees, flowers, shrubbery and lawns, thereby contribution to the aesthetic enjoyment of the community. 

Ginn Weeks Family Fund

The Ginn/Weeks Family Fund was established by Linda K. Ginn to support organizations and agencies that work and provide services to the community in these areas:

  1. Literacy services for adults and children, including tutoring programs, materials, and/or equipment to help adults and children learn to read.
  2. Homelessness and families in crisis, including homeless shelters, family crisis shelters, and organizations that help to build homes and/or assist people to find housing.
  3. Animal welfare, including shelter supplies, animal rescue services, fostering programs, and spay/neuter services.
  4. Public library services, including Friends of the Library groups in the Pine Belt area, purchase of library collection materials for children and young people, special library programming such as an author/speaker series, and special exhibits.

The Ginn/Weeks Family Fund was established in memory of Roy E. Ginn (Linda’s father), Roy and Lucille Ginn (paternal grandparents), and Herbert and Bernice Weeks (maternal grandparents); and in honor of Martha Weeks Ginn (mother) and Mark J. Ginn (brother). 

Hattiesburg Hundred

The  Hattiesburg Hundred Fund  is designed to provide funds for emergencies and/or hardships experienced by family members of full-time, sworn, Pinebelt law enforcement officers that arise from and are directly related to the officer’s death in the line of duty or an injury sustained by the officer in the line of duty that leads to a career-ending permanent disability.   This includes the Hattiesburg Police Department, Hattiesburg Fire Department, Forrest County Sherriff’s Department, Lamar County Sheriff’s Department, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Police Department, and Forrest General Hospital Security.

A Grant Selection Committee will create a grant application and will review all applications.

Health Insurance Premium Assistance Program

The Health Insurance Premium Assistance Program Fund will pay insurance premiums for approved patients to receive insurance on the exchange.

HUB Award

The HUB Award is an annual event to recognize community leaders for their outstanding contributions to the community, commitment to excellence, and dedication to public service.

Kappa Sigma-Epsilon Nu Chapter Charitable Fund

Kappa Sigma-Epsilon Nu Chapter Charitable Fund will assist with repairs, maintenance and improvements of the Kappa Sigma-Epsilon Nu Chapter house at USM. 

O'Neal Farish Educational Fund

The O’Neal Farish Educational Fund will provide educational opportunities to children of ministers of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) seeking an undergraduate, graduate or doctorate degree at any accredited college or university.  O’Neal Farish Educational Scholarship Application

Pine Belt Community Disaster Fund

The Pine Belt Community Disaster Fund is to help long term recovery needs of the Pine Belt Community.  At the current moment, funds will be used to help people who have suffered during the recent tornado on Feb 10, 2013.  This fund is set up to collaborate with other disaster recovery and to help rebuild our area.

 

 

 

 

Pine Belt Community Enhancement Fund

Pine Belt Community Enhancement Fund is a general unrestricted fund designed to meet community needs as determined by the Foundation’s Board from year to year.

Pine Belt Community Enhancement Fund Grant Application

Pine Belt Law Enforcement Emergency/Hardship Fund

This Fund is designed to provide funds for emergencies and/or hardships experienced by family members of full-time, sworn, Pinebelt law enforcement officers that arise from and are directly related to the officer’s death in the line of duty or an injury sustained by the officer in the line of duty that leads to a career-ending permanent disability.  A Grant Selection Committee will determine grant distributions based on established criteria.

Ramp Up MS Fund

One of the charitable Funds that the PineBelt Community Foundation manages is the “Ramp Up Mississippi” Fund.  The Ramp Up Mississippi Fund was created by Bob and Anna Edenfield who own Home Instead Senior Care – 603, which serves the Pine Belt area.

The objective of Ramp Up Mississippi is to build or rebuild handicap ramps and do minor modifications to homes allowing full access for physically challenged seniors. The ramps are built to allow seniors to move in and out of their homes without falling or causing more harm due to excessive disadvantages.

The project plans to build at least thirty ramps for disabled seniors.  These seniors are identified by social workers in the field.  All seniors eligible for the service must fill out an application to verify that they are unable to build this ramp with their own resources.  The applications are thoroughly discussed and decided upon by a selection committee.  Once the applicant is approved, the ramp is built quickly to avoid any further disruption in their life.

There have been several ramps built via donations to this fund.  One story is of a ramp that helped a wheelchair-bound grandmother who suffers with several health problems.  Her health seriously declined after she was “weakened with grief” after her 19 year-old grandson was killed.  Through the generosity of the Edenfields and other donors to this fund, she now sees her future as a little brighter.

Your donations will produce so many more stories of changing the lives of Pine Belt senior residents

Rotary Club of Hattiesburg Community Service Fund

The Rotary Club of Hattiesburg Community Service Fund will support various non-profits from the fund raised at the Bike A Thon.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery Fund

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Fund will support the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery by providing maintenance, repair and restoration of all monuments, headstones and grave markers.