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Memphis Norfleet forum to focus on alcohol use disorder

April 20th, 2015

The Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health Fund is an endowed fund at the Community Foundation created in 1979 by Dunbar Abston, Sr. in honor of Frank N. Norfleet. The fund supports an annual forum focused on the improvement of health in the Memphis/Shelby County community. This year’s event on alcohol use disorders – with topics ranging from genetic factors in alcohol abuse to ... read more »

Gayle S. Rose and other private donors collaborate to offer free "Selma" admission

January 16th, 2015

You are invited to donate to the Selma Student Fund to enable seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students to see the movie “Selma” free of charge. read more »

Community Foundation awards $212,471 to strengthen nonprofits

December 22nd, 2014

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced grants totaling $212,471 in its Nonprofit Capacity Building funding category that improve organizations in the arts, health care, and social services. read more »

The President Signed the IRA Charitable Rollover Bill

December 19th, 2014

The President signed the IRA Charitable Rollover for 1 year, retroactive for 2014, along with the other tax extenders package, H.R. 5771. IRA holders will have just two weeks to make qualifying distributions from their IRAs. read more »

Community Foundation sets up fund to help clear sexual assault kit backlog

October 23rd, 2014

From The Commercial Appeal: A fund has been set up at The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis to collect donations for processing rape kits,  read more »

Rape Kit Backlog Update by the Numbers

October 23rd, 2014

From The Memphis Flyer: A local fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis to help MPD test more kits. read more »

Community Foundation grants reach across the region to advance nonprofits

October 15th, 2014

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced grants totaling $110,000 that span east Arkansas to middle Tennessee in its Community-wide funding category. read more »

GiVE 365 changes grant cycle timeline

October 7th, 2014

After careful consideration, GiVE 365 will be moving the annual grant cycle to a new timeline, with the theme announced in December and the grants awarded next May.  read more »

Memphis second-most generous of American cities

October 6th, 2014

Only two of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas—Salt Lake City and Memphis—gave more than 5 percent of income to charity. read more »

Collierville Community Fund awards nearly $15,000

September 19th, 2014

The Collierville Community Fund Grant Reception was held August 21, 2014, at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and $14,949 in grants were presented. read more »