West Point Community Foundation

OVERVIEW: The West Point Community Foundation supports arts and culture, historic preservation, economic development, and recreation projects in West Port, Mississippi.

FUNDING AREAS: Arts and culture, historic preservation, economic development, recreation

IP TAKE: This is a low-key funder with a very local focus and that is partial to cultural and recreation improvements in the community.

PROFILE: Established in 2002 the West Point Community Foundation (WPCF) is a community foundation based in West Point, Mississippi. It is an affiliate of CREATE, Northeast Mississippi’s Community Foundation. WPCF aims to “invest in programs and projects which enhance the cultural, aesthetic, and historical components of our community.” It funds local arts and culture, historic preservation, economic development, and recreation efforts.

The West Point Community Foundation often provides support to local museums, parks, and recreation facilities. Through grantmaking, WPCF funds libraries, fine art programs, music programs, historic activities, and cultural groups as well. Overall, it looks to enhance the quality of life for current and future residents. This foundation has an executive director and four board members.

Grants range between about a few hundred and $1,000 dollars.  Learn more about this funder’s local giving on the CREATE affiliate page for WPCF. Grantmaking focuses on the town of West Point, Mississippi and surrounding communities. Past local grantees include the Wilhite Transportation Museum, Bryan Public Library, and Kitty Dill Memorial Parkway.

It is unclear whether the foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The funder does not provide online application forms or grant guidelines on its website. However, the foundation does make itself accessible for grantseeker questions. Direct general questions to the staff at rmccormick@wwscpa.com or 662-494-5732.

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