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2014 Strengthening Communities Grants Available
Grants available for collaborative and innovative neighborhood-based projects. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2014.

2013 Nonprofit capacity building grants announced
$188,500 in grant funding will improve the operations of 15 diverse organizations.

GiVE 365 members announce 2013 grants
Awards totaling $88,983 go to support projects that make Memphis neighborhoods more vibrant, livable, and secure.

Here's a great idea for introducing your child to charitable giving
Charitable giving isn't just for adults. Help your child begin to learn about the role of nonprofit organizations in our community.

Scholarship fund honors civil rights leader Maxine Smith
Denied admission to college in her hometown, Maxine Smith fought for educational equality for decades.

Foundation donors set charitable giving records in 2012
Many donors made extra charitable contributions in 2012, resulting in records levels of gifts to the Community Foundation and grants to nonprofit organizations.

Read our new annual report
See how generous Mid-Southerners are making a difference in the lives of others in our community.

Eight organizations receive a total of $195,000 in Community Partnership Fund grants
Grants awards reach all areas of nonprofit work in our community.

Navigator Society recognizes 42 professional advisors for their work in encouraging philanthropy in our community
Attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors play a vital behind-the-scenes role in our community's charitable giving.

One donor's vision is helping Memphis young people learn skills for work and life

April 2 is the deadline for 16 scholarships at the Community Foundation. Details and applications are available now.

Great advice from Forbes: Open a donor-advised fund. We’re here to help you do it quickly and easily before year-end.
Make your charitable giving more fun next year by establishing a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation.

Community Foundation announces Community Partnership Fund grants to 24 nonprofit organizations
Nonprofit Capacity Building grants help organizations work more effectively and efficiently to serve our community

Memphians are generous despite having less wealth than residents of many other cities
Religious faith is a significant motivation for many who make charitable gifts in our community.

Community Foundation joins local leaders in encouraging public support of education reform efforts
Former NBA player and Treadwell High School graduate Elliot Perry credits a mentor with teaching him to believe in himself and to understand the value of education.

National school nutrition guru to lead meal improvement for Memphis students
Tony Geraci, a member of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Initiative, is the new director of food service for Memphis City Schools.

GiVE 365 awards nine grants totalling almost $50,000 to organizations helping individuals become self-sufficient

Blues Foundation plans Hall of Fame to highlight three decades of the industry's best
Downtown attraction will showcase more than 300 blues artists, authors, and industry figures.

GiVE 365 surpasses goal as members vote on next grant recipients
GiVE 365 has reached its goal of 200 new members and met the requirements for a $20,000 matching gift from philanthropist Sylvia Goldsmith Marks.

GrowMemphis improves access to nutritious food, while strengthening relationships within communities
Nonprofit marks its fifth anniversary on Oct. 15.

Young nonprofit finds success supporting local restaurants, reducing waste
The Community Foundation was among the first at the table in 2008 when Margot McNeeley pitched her idea for Project Green Fork -- a nonprofit that would help restaurants reduce their environmental impact. Three years later, Project Green Fork is thriving.

"Guerrilla" giving attracts creative individuals who combine their gifts for greater results
The Commercial Appeal highlights GiVE 365, which allows philanthropists to pool their donations for greater results.

Brooks Museum creates app
Keep up with the latest from the Brooks Museum of Art with the museum's new mobile app.

Ned and Karen Canty: opera, animals and GiVE 365
Ned and Karen Canty moved to Memphis for Ned's new job with Opera Memphis.

 
 
 2014 Calendar
Apr 29 Cannon Financial 2014 Financial Estate Planning Series for professional advisors.
Deft Diplomacy: Designing and Administering Discretionary Trusts. Details.
Apr 30 Community Foundation and Planned Giving Council seminar for professional advisors. "Family and Charitable Planning for the 3.8% Surtax and for Retirement Accounts." Details.

May 13

Annual Meeting for donors. Learn about the Community Foundation's successes in the past year and our exciting plans for the year to come. 6-8:30 p.m., The Orpheum Theatre, coctail buffet and program. RSVP.