Community Partners

Volunteer Mississippi’s mission is to engage and support Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Established in 1994 as the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (MCVS), Volunteer Mississippi has worked to encourage a culture of citizenship, service and responsibility to America. In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), MS Institutions of Higher Learning, MS Department of Education, MS Center for Nonprofits, faith-based and community organizations statewide, Volunteer MS is fostering community engagement and building volunteer capacity throughout the state.


The Mississippi Association of Grantmakers harnesses the power of philanthropy to collectively address issues and advance policies critical to the well-being of the State’s residents and communities. We offer opportunities for our members to work collaboratively, share best practices, learn about effective programs and grantmaking, and develop strategic partnerships with national funders. MAG seeks to engage Mississippi’s mission-based nonprofit sector to strengthen funder/nonprofit relationships and focus on critical issues in education, community development, health care and the arts. More

The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through our powerful network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members – the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – we serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country. We identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve. More

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought, and reflection on life's most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society, and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch. More