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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Highly-Rated Charities in Mississippi


Each week, Charity Navigator features a few highly-rated charities from one of the 50 states. This week we’re talking about a few of the outstanding organizations serving families and communities in Mississippi.

Did you know that Mississippi is home to 27 3- and 4-star charities. These organizations are committed to improving the lives of Mississippians by addressing a number of issues related to education, health, economic opportunities and so much more. Keep reading to learn more about a few of these organizations.


CREATE Foundation (Tupelo, MS)
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Northeast Mississippi community foundation

The CREATE Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for people in Northeast Mississippi through strengthening regional community development capacity, providing leadership on community issues. The Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, families, organizations, and corporations, and uses these funds to make a local impact through targeted grantmaking.

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Ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children

The Mississippi Children’s Museum seeks to provide unparalleled experiences that ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children. They do this by creating hands-on, engaging exhibits and programs that focus on literacy, the arts, science, and health and nutrition. They believe these are essential to helping children develop into healthy and productive adult learners.

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Saving lives every day!

The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is the state’s premier nonprofit health organization working to prevent diabetes and associated complications as well as work to improve the lives of every child, adult, and every family touched by Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. They accomplish this through education, support, advocacy, medical assistance, and research.

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Three states, one community, one vision

The Foundation for the Mid South exists to improve lives of residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, which is home to 30% of the nation’s poverty. The Foundation was established to bring the public and private sectors together to focus their resources on increasing social and economic opportunity. Their programs are designed to empower communities to develop solutions to better conditions and improve lives. 

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Advancing racial and economic justice

The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys and other legal professionals, the Center is committed to developing and pursuing strategies to combat poverty and discrimination across the state.

You can use Charity Navigator’s Advanced Search Tool or Discover to learn about even more of the highly-rated organizations at work in Mississippi.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager.

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