50 Years In Our Community 50 Years In Our Community

Founded in 1969, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis brings a half-century of experience and expertise, working with donors, professional advisors, and nonprofits to help strengthen our community through philanthropy. Together, we have built a trusted resource that helps transform the way you give.

Invest With Us

The Community Foundation provides the support, assistance, and encouragement that enables you to fuel lasting change and maximize the potential of our community. Whichever way you choose to give, you can take pride in knowing you are building a stronger Mid-South and improving the lives of others.

Invest With Us

The Community Foundation provides the support, assistance, and encouragement that enables you to fuel lasting change and maximize the potential of our community. Whichever way you choose to give, you can take pride in knowing you are building a stronger Mid-South and improving the lives of others.

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A Track Record of Success A Track Record of Success

FY 2020 was quite a year, with a new record for gifts to the Community Foundation.

Just last year:

  • Donors gave the Foundation $524 MILLION in gifts
  • The Community Foundation & donors awarded $163 MILLION to nonprofits in grants
  • 6,972 GRANTS awarded to 1,898 DISTINCT NONPROFITS

What's Happening

Community Foundation invests in transforming a college – and a city

(July 13, 2020) LeMoyne-Owen College's Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean and Community Foundation president Bob Fockler share in The Daily Memphian about the foundation's $40 million investment in the college, one of Memphis's outstanding assets.

A $40M gift to LeMoyne-Owen was ‘the right thing at the right time’

(July 9, 2020) "The right thing at the right time." Otis Sanford at The Daily Memphian takes a look at the Community Foundation's historic $40 million endowment gift to LeMoyne-Owen College.