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The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Members Award More Than $166K to 13 Mississippi Community Organizations

FHLB Dallas’ Partnership Grant Program Provides 3:1 Match of Members’ Donations

Mississippi community-based organizations received $166,500 from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and seven member institutions. A total of $557,250 was awarded to community organizations through its annual Partnership Grant Program (PGP). View the award recipients.

“With its matching funds, our Partnership Grant Program gives our members added leverage to support local nonprofits,” said Greg Hettrick, senior vice president and director of Community Investment at FHLB Dallas. “Our members are very supportive of local community organizations, and we are proud to provide funds that help with their endeavors.”

Under the program, FHLB Dallas member institutions contribute $500 to $4,000 to a nonprofit, which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio to provide up to $12,000 to the organization per member. The awards help promote and strengthen relationships between community-based nonprofits and FHLB Dallas members.

The following community-based organizations were supported in Mississippi:

  • AHA Development (Aberdeen, Mississippi) - $10,000
    • Member: Cadence Bank
  • Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (Canton, Mississippi) - $16,000
    • Member: BankPlus
  • North Madison County Economic Development Council (Canton, Mississippi) - $4,000
    • Member: Community Bank of Mississippi
  • Greenwood-Leflore LEAP Foundation (Greenwood, Mississippi) - $8,000
    • Member: Bank of Commerce
  • Christmas In April (Grenada, Mississippi) - $8,000
    • Member: Cadence Bank
  • Fuller Center for Housing of Houston, MS (Houston, Mississippi) - $16,000
    • Member: Cadence Bank
  • Housing Education and Economic Development (Jackson, Mississippi) - $32,500
    • Member: BankPlus, Cadence Bank, Community Bank of Mississippi, Origin Bank, Trustmark National Bank
  • Mississippi Faith Based Coalition for Community Renewal (Jackson, Mississippi) - $12,000
    • Member: Community Bank of Mississippi
  • Friends of Lexington Preservation (Lexington, Mississippi) - $16,000
    • Member: BankPlus
  • Home With Heroes Foundation (Natchez, Mississippi) - $12,000
    • Member: Home Bank
  • Natchez-Adams County Habitat for Humanity (Natchez, Mississippi) - $12,000
    • Member: Home Bank
  • Sacred Heart Southern Mission (Walls, Mississippi) - $4,000
    • Member: Community Bank of Mississippi
  • Dream Center Golden Triangle (West Point, Mississippi) - $16,000
    • Member: Bank of Commerce

“Through this program, we were able to support four local organizations and help them continue to contribute to their community. It’s extremely rewarding,” said William Lehr, executive vice president and chief investment officer at Community Bank of Mississippi, which received PGP grants for 13 community-based organizations.

The PGP may be used for:

  • Organizational capacity building
  • Assistance with applying for grants and other funding sources
  • Research and studies
  • Contractual services
  • General operating expenses

View this PGP video to see a complete list of the 2023 PGP grant recipients. For more information about the 2023 PGP grants and other FHLB Dallas community investment products and programs, please visit

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank System created by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $174 billion as of June 30, 2023, is a member-owned cooperative that supports housing and community development by providing competitively priced loans and other credit products to approximately 800 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit our website at


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