LOFT – Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow

LOFT in the Community

L.O.U. Barksdale Clubhouse, Boys and Girls Club of Oxford

L.O.U. Barksdale Clubhouse, Boys and Girls Club of Oxford

LOFT Mission and Focus

Since 2005, LOFT has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to many deserving non-profit, charitable organizations across Oxford and Lafayette County to fulfill the mission of LOFT to improve quality of life in Oxford and Lafayette County.  LOFT’s five areas of interest for awarding grants are arts and cultural, civic, educational, health and human services, and municipal initiatives.

LOFT Community Stewardship

The LOFT Board of Directors takes very seriously its obligation to ensure that our precious resources of grant funds are used in ways to provide tangible, sustainable benefits not only to those in need, but to our community as a whole.  Applicant projects must take place within Lafayette County, and grant decisions are made on the local level by the LOFT Board of Directors.

The Role of LOFT, Now and into the Future

In a time of fiscal uncertainty for many nonprofits, community foundations such as LOFT are an increasingly important partner in quality of life initiatives throughout the country.  Community foundations help to fill funding gaps within communities around the nation, and likewise, LOFT seeks to support organizations on the local level whose work is critical to the fabric of Lafayette county and Oxford communities.

LOFT Board of Directors member Mary Sharp Rayner says, “Each year, LOFT grants reach across Oxford and Lafayette County to fund outstanding projects that benefit us all.  The great thing about LOFT is that every gift to our endowment ensures the improvement of quality of life here, for both current and future generations.”

LOFT Community Partners

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By implementing LOFT Grant funds through meaningful community initiatives, these organizations have assisted LOFT in meeting its mission to improve quality of life in Oxford and Lafayette County.

View Previous Grantees

2005

  • City of Oxford / Oxford Police Department
  • Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation /Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center

2006

  • Lafayette County School District Partners for Success
  • Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library Garden Friends
  • Oxford Park Commission / Oxford Skate Park
  • RSVP/TRIAD

2007

  • Angel Ranch
  • Cedar Oaks
  • Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation / Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC)

2008

  • Oxford Civic Chorus
  • United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC)

2009

  • Angel Ranch
  • Camp Lake Stephens
  • Oxford Civic Chorus
  • Oxford Community Garden Association
  • Oxford Conference for the Book
  • Oxford-Lafayette Habitat for Humanity
  • Oxford Medical Ministries
  • Southern Foodways Alliance
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC)

2010

  • Angel Ranch
  • Camp Lake Stephens
  • Interfaith Compassion Ministries
  • Oxford Film Festival
  • Oxford Medical Ministries
  • Southern Foodways Alliance
  • The Leap Frog Program
  • Theatre Oxford
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Yocona International Folk Festival
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC)

2011

  • Oxford Conference for the Book
  • Doors of Hope Transitional Ministry
  • Family Crisis Services
  • Girl Scouts Heart of the South / More Than a Meal
  • Gordon Cultural Center
  • Interfaith Compassion Ministry
  • L.O.U. Barksdale Clubhouse, Boys and Girls Club of Oxford
  • L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum
  • Memory Makers
  • Oxford Film Festival
  • Oxford Lafayette Humane Society
  • Oxford Medical Ministries
  • Oxford Park Commission / Volunteer Oxford
  • Respite Day Services
  • Southern Foodways Alliance
  • United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County / LOU Excel by 5 Coalition
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • William Faulkner Remembrance
  • Yocona International Folk Festival
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC)

2012

  • Doors of Hope Transitional Ministry
  • Interfaith Compassion Ministry
  • L.O.U. Barksdale Clubhouse, Boys and Girls Club of Oxford
  • LOU-Home, Inc. / Community Green
  • More Than a Meal
  • Oxford Ballet Association
  • Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation / Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center
  • Oxford Lafayette Historic Homes / Theatre Oxford
  • Oxford Medical Ministries
  • Oxford Park Commission / Leisure Lifestyles
  • The Leap Frog Program
  • United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County / LOU Excel by 5 Coalition
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC) / Art to Go

2013

  • Camp Lake Stephens
  • Friends of Thacker MountainView Page
  • Interfaith Compassion Ministry
  • L.O.U. Barksdale Clubhouse, Boys and Girls Club of Oxford
  • Oxford Medical Ministries
  • University of Mississippi Museum
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC) / Theatre Oxford
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC) / Art for Everyone

2014

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi
  • Doors of Hope Transitional Ministries
  • Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio, Inc.
  • Good Food for Oxford Schools
  • More Than a Meal/YAC Pack Series
  • North Mississippi Commission on Mental Health and Mental Retardation/Communicare
  • United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

2015

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi
  • Exchange Club Family Center
  • Friends of Thacker Mountain Radio
  • Gordon Community and Cultural Center, Inc.
  • Lafayette High School
  • Oxford Film Festival
  • Oxford Park Commission
  • Rotary Club of Oxford
  • University of Mississippi Museum
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

2016

  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
  • Camp Lake Stephens
  • Oxford Middle School Library
  • Spork Leadership Lafayette Team
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Gordon Community Center
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
  • Oxford Film Festival

2017

  • Oxford Film Festival
  • Friends of Thacker Mountain
  • YAC
  • Crimestoppers
  • Oxford Park Commission
  • VOX Press
  • Camp Lake Stephens
  • Della Davidson Elementary PTO
  • LOU Excel by 5
  • UM Musuem
  • Leisure Lifestyles of Oxford-OPC
  • Oxford Community Market
  • Communicare
  • Holding Hand Resale Shop
  • Dignity Period Oxford
  • Oxford Police Department
  • Lafayette County Fire Department

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