Celebrating 10 Years of Community Service
1998 - 2008


Foundation Background

Girl SmilingThe Greater PineBelt Community Foundation was conceived in 1997 by an Area Development Partnership Leaders for A New Century Class. This annual community service initiative is now known as Leadership Pine Belt. A group of civic and business leaders assisted the class in the foundation planning.

These leaders realized the need for a local community foundation to serve as a steward for community improvement. All foundation documents were complete and business began in early 1998.

There are over 700 community foundations in the United States, which represent the fastest growing opportunity for community philanthropy.

Foundation Operation

Boy WritingThe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as a conduit for permanent endowments and pass through funds. It is governed by a board of directors, familiar with community needs and chosen to represent a cross-section of public interests.

Gifts received by the Foundation are used to benefit a number of projects that improve the quality of life in the community and benefit future generations. Currently, the Foundation manages assets in excess of $1 million.

Available Publications

The following publications are available in Adobe PDF format.

Community Foundation Newsletter - August 2008 ... more >>>
Donor Advised Funds Informational Brochure ... more >>>
Foundation Partners Program Brochure ... >>> more

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Greater PineBelt Community Foundation
1507 Hardy Street, Suite 208
Hattiesburg MS 39401
601-583-6180 or 601-583-6188 (fax)

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This site last updated on September 9, 2008

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