The Supporting Organization is an attractive alternative to forming a private foundation. The following benefits exist due to its public charity status acquired through affiliation with CREATE Foundation:
Besides easing the administrative and cost burdens of managing a private foundation, affiliating with CREATE Foundation as a supporting organization allows you to take advantage of many aspects of our public charity status.
The Henry Mize Foundation was established in 2003. Mr. Mize’s nephew, Paul “Buzzy” Mize, established the charitable foundation because it was his uncle’s wish to continue to provide funding to the organizations that he loved. “By establishing this foundation, Uncle Henry was certain that these meaningful institutions would continue to receive his support,” said Buzzy Mize. The 2011 Mize Foundation grants exceeded $194,000, making the total investment to our region more than $3.3 million.
Mize Foundation Grantees
Mississippi State University
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Henry Mize with nephew Paul “Buzzy” Mize
The Pierce Foundation was established by Corinne Pierce in memory of her husband, Benjamin, to commemorate his commitment to community and to honor his civic leadership. The total investment of the Pierce Foundation in Alcorn County has exceeded $3.4 million in grants and scholarships.
Pierce Foundation Grantees
Corinne and Benjamin Pierce
Pierce Full Grant Form.pdf