In 1997 a group of young leaders created the Community Foundation as part of their ambitious ADP leadership project.
Since that time the Pinebelt Foundation has grown to over 220 funds and has distributed more than $15,000,000 throughout the Pine Belt. By managing and growing the charitable resources of individuals and corporations, the Pinebelt Foundation enables short and long term charitable impact.
We are committed to leading and partnering with our community stakeholders in a way that is respectful, transparent, and trustworthy. We are focused on helping the pine belt of Mississippi continue to become a more equitable and prosperous community for all of its residents.
good work and effective charities in our community that are working to solve today’s problems.
charitable resources to maximize charitable work far into the future.
Donors with other organizations and the entire community in conversations with leaders to expand ideas.
efforts to strengthen the pine belt through grants and programming that address our most pressing issues.
Our Current Board
Brady Raanes (President)
Lou Mapp (Vice President)
Paul Laughlin, Ashley Read, Terri Bell, Steve Ramp, Kent Oliver, Leslie Bilancia, Raland Burks, Mit Cole, Michelle Mabry, Patty Munn, Richard Topp, Sean Priebe, Jim Wild, Mary Moore Conville, Rob Jackson, Kris Powell, Gen. Buff Blount, Stephanie Hoze, Michael Marks, Kent McCarty, Annie McMillan, Joe Paul, Jeri Krebs, Jennifer Payne
Meet the Staff
Office Manager/Fund Liason
Click here for our 2015 Form 990
Click here for our 2016 Form 990
Click here for our 2017 Form 990
REASONS TO PARTNER WITH THE PINEBELT FOUNDATION
The Pinebelt Foundation understands that charitable giving is always personal, and often more difficult than it looks. A fund with us gives you access to:
Required tax filings
Maximum tax benefits
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION VS PRIVATE FOUNDATION
Since 1997, The Pinebelt Foundation has been connecting donors to community needs. It is part of our mission to help you and your clients achieve your charitable and financial goals. As a community foundation, we offer simple and significantly tax-advantaged alternatives to a private foundation. Here are just a few reasons why a fund at the Pinebelt Foundation might be a better option.
No mandatory minimum annual distributions
Professional administrative management included
Stronger tax benefits for donors
Option for anonymous distributions
Call us today if you would like to learn more about why the Pinebelt Foundation might be a better alternative to forming your own foundation.