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More Giving: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has record fiscal year

May 28th, 2015

Click here to read The Daily News article on the Community Foundation's record FY 15, with $114.2 million going out to the community. read more »

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announces record-setting year

May 14th, 2015

During FY 2015, which closed at the end of April, $165.9 million in new gifts were given to the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation granted $114.2 million to nonprofits, compared to $88.7 million in FY 2014. More than 70 percent of the grants out of the Community Foundation stay local. read more »

GiVE 365 awards $40,000 in grant funding

May 13th, 2015

GiVE 365, The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day philanthropy program, announced grants totaling $40,000 to seven nonprofit organizations on May 12. This year’s grant cycle is themed “And now for something completely different: Small grants to support new projects or programs that add value to the community and have a likelihood of success.”  read more »

Where to donate for Nepal earthquake relief

April 27th, 2015

Click here for a list from the New York Times of some of the groups soliciting donations for relief efforts in Nepal. read more »

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 »