Organizational Funds

An organization fund is a long term fund held and managed by the PineBelt Foundation on behalf of a nonprofit organization.  Non-profits themselves may establish an organization fund to support causes as designated by the organization.  The organization receives annual distributions as defined in agreement. The fund is technically owned by the PineBelt Foundation on behalf of the non-profit organization.

Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp Fund

Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp was founded in 1961 by Abbie Rogers when she combined her work with Girl Scouts and her dedication to individuals with disabilities.  Abbie always had the belief that through friendships we learn that we are all more alike than different.

Camp is held in a very rustic setting.  Adaptions for individual interests, limitations, and abilities enable individuals with disabilities to participate in typical camping activities.Camp Photo 

Arc Endowment

The Association for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (ARC) is a United Way non-profit agency who is committed to providing a network of support for families as they face the challenges of caring for a mentally, and often physically, disabled child or adult. The ARC staff attempts to achieve this goal through our various programs, including: After School Care, Seasonal Social Activities, Mother’s Day Out, Adventures Summer Program, Day at the ARC/Weekend Respite, Sunday Church Service Participation, Adult Male Respite / Adult Female Respite, and Parent Support Groups. The Arc serves clients from Lamar, Perry, Marion, Green, Jones, Wayne, and Stone counties. Clients range in age from birth until the individual’s death. The scope of disabilities includes: hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically impaired, multi-disabled, mentally disabled, medically fragile, and autism. In a fiscal year, approximately 500 individuals with some form of disability or members of the community at large are served. The endowment established at the PineBelt Foundation is for long term sustainability. For more information about the ARC, please visit Arc Summer 2015 Collage

Arc Jones County

Arc of Jones County Supports the general operating needs of the Jones County Association. The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. bilde[11]

Bill and JoAnn Kerley Memorial Fund

Established by the Knights of Columbus to continue the charitable activities espoused by Bill and JoAnn Kerley, the Bill and JoAnn Kerley Memorial Fund supports various projects throughout the community including the Boys and Girls Club and the Boys and Girls State programs sponsored by American Legion.

Bob James Memorial Fund for the United Way

Bob James was an active and passionate supporter of the Hattiesburg community, especially of United Way of Southeast Mississippi. As a lasting tribute to her late husband and his charitable nature, Gwen James established the Bob James Memorial Fund at The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation in 2001. The purpose of the fund is to cover the administrative costs of United Way of Southeast Mississippi, so that more of the United Way’s campaign and fundraising dollars can go directly to support its service and the work of its partner agencies in Forrest, Lamar, and Perry counties. Since 1940, United Way of Southeast Mississippi has been a leader in making lasting improvements in Forrest, Lamar, and Perry counties. By partnering with local agencies and creating its own special programs, United Way of Southeast Mississippi makes a positive impact in the lives of people of all ages in our community. United Way of Southeast Mississippi hopes to enhance the community in the areas of education, financial stability, health, and safety net services. United Way of Southeast Mississippi’s operating expenses have averaged about 14% of its budget, which is well below national standards. United Way is constantly striving to lower its operating costs, so more money can be invested in direct services in our community. The ultimate goal is to raise enough money in the Bob James Memorial United Way Endowment Fund to support our local United Way’s operating budget. When we reach this amazing goal, 100% of the contributions to United Way of Southeast Mississippi will go to support its partner agencies and local programs. For more information about the United Way of Southeast Mississippi, please visit Logo

Dream of Hattiesburg Endowment

Dream of Hattiesburg Endowment supports Dream.  Their mission is to prevent and reduce the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs 

Downtown Laurel Legacy Fund

Downtown Laurel Legacy Fund supports Laurel Main Street. Laurel Main Street, whose purpose is the preservation and economic growth of Laurel’s Central Business District, is bounded at the north by 5th St., south by Carroll Gartin Boulevard, east by Front Street and west by Beacon Street.

Main Street is a unique and effective path to economic development through preservation.  Using the four-point approach of organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring, Main Street communities boost local business from the city center outward.

Click here for more information on Laurel Main Street.


Edwards Street Fellowship Center

Edwards Street Fellowship Center Fund is set up to suppot the Edwards Street Fellowship Center.  Their mission is to provide services to struggling families who are confronted by life circumstances beyond their capacity to overcome without a helping hand.  The ministry is centered on a commitment to strengthening families and meeting special needs in the greater Hattiesburg area.  Their purpose is to shine the light of God’s love in the dark places of human need.

Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera (HCLO) Fund

The Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera (HCLO) Endowment Fund was established to support the programs of the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera. HCLO is a nonprofit corporation that produces high quality, live musical theater for Hattiesburg and the surrounding communities. HCLO provides local amateur performers the means to showcase their acting, singing, and dancing talents in licensed Broadway musicals performed at the historic Saenger Theater and Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center in downtown Hattiesburg. For more information about HCLO, please visit

Hope Clinic

Hope Clinic supports the Hope Clinic of Hattiesburg.

Please click here for more information. HOPECLINIC-LOGO-TM

Pine Burr Area Council Boy Scouts

   The Pine Burr Area Council, BSA serves the 17 southern most counties of south Mississippi delivering the programs of Boy Scouts of America.  The PBAC is setting up an organizational endowment fund for the purpose of generating revenue to help offer its summer programs.

The fund will commonly be known as the “Philip Wright Endowment”.

Philip began his Scouting career on May 15, 1999 as a part time employee with the responsibility of serving the inner city youth of the Pine Belt Area.  Under Philip’s leadership the program grew from a few groups serving less than 100 youth in 1999 to serving over 1,200 in 2007.  During that time he introduced a summer program that attracted over 1,000 youth each summer.  The popularity grew so much that sisters began joining the boys for the camps.

In 2008 Philip was promoted to Field Director and Staff Leader for the Pine Burr Area Council, BSA.  In his role he oversaw all field operations of the Boy Scout programs in south Mississippi.  This allowed Philip to extend his summer program philosophy to all youth in south Mississippi.  During 2012 in an effort to expand his knowledge and skills, Philip became the first Boy Scout Professional in Mississippi to complete all training and become a “Certified Fund Raising Executive”.

Philip will be leaving south Mississippi in March to assume the role of Assistant Scout Executive for the Chattahoochee Area Council, BSA in Columbus, Georgia.  To honor Philip’s almost 14 years of service to the youth of south Mississippi the Pine Burr Area Council, BSA has established this permanent endowment fund as a means to ensure the summer programs in south Mississippi continue.  Only the income generated each year will be utilized.  The corpus remains invested thru perpetuity. philip1

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Endowment Fund

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Fund will support the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Endowment Fund

Sacred Heart Catholic School Fund will support the Sacred Heart Catholic School.Sacred Heart School Sign Brent (1)

Southern Pines Animal Shelter Endowment Fund

Southern Pines Animal Shelter Endowment Fund supports the Southern Pines Animal