Donation Policy and Scholarships

Yazoo Mills views it’s philanthropic efforts as investments to enhance the quality of life of people and non-profit organizations. Due to the requests for funds being in excess of our giving capacity, we have set forth guidelines and criteria for handling charitable giving. All corporate contributions, sponsorships, scholarships, and in kind services will promote our business goals, create positive visibility, and demonstrate social responsibility and respect for the environment. Requests for donations will be honored only to organizations maintaining 501c3 non-profit status and will be approved at the discretion of the officers of Yazoo Mills Inc. Preference will be given to organizations within Yazoo Mills’ local community and surrounding areas.

The following requests for funding will not be considered…
• Organizations without 501c3 non-profit status
• political or lobbying groups
• religious, sectarian, or fraternal groups
• athletic teams, with the exception of in-house company named teams
• individuals’ trips, beauty pageants, racing endeavors, etc
• any organizations that discriminate on the basis of gender, race, disabilities, etc
• advertisements for yearbooks, programs, bulletins, or brochures

Scholarships for Continuing Education

Yazoo Mills will provide a deserving student with a $5,000 scholarship each year. The student must be a graduating senior of New Oxford High School, in the location of Yazoo Mills’ company headquarters. The student must also show academic promise, superior character, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate financial need to enable them to pursue their college career. The applicant must be accepted to an accredited college or university with intention to study in a business or business related field. Applications are available in the guidance office of New Oxford High School from January 15 – March 31 and will be reviewed and awarded by a committee of the school district.

Donation Request

If all qualifications on the above stated policy are met, a request for donations may be submitted by completing the form below. Satisfaction of the qualifications set forth above does not mean the donation request will ultimately be granted. Approval of all donation requests is within the discretion of the officers of Yazoo Mills Inc. Any other inquires regarding donations may be sent to donations@yazoomills.com

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**Applicants will only be contacted upon approval of a donation.