Nonprofit organizations that co-invest with the Foundation are invited to join us and representatives from Gerber/Taylor Associates, Inc. for an investment briefing to learn more about the management of their funds. You will also learn about performance, the market outlook, and investment choice. The event runs 2:00-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is a place where generous people from diverse backgrounds come together to make our community a better place.
Collectively, they have created the largest grant maker - public or private - in the Memphis area. Together, we fulfill our mission of strengthening our community through philanthropy.
- Founded 1969
- Total historical gifts received from our donors: $1.2 billion
- Total historical grants made to nonprofit organizations: $968 million
- As of FY 2014, 46th largest community foundation in the nation by asset size
- Value of endowment: $9.4 million
- Assets under management: $451.2 million
Over the past five years, the Community Foundation - together with our donors - made more than 30,000 grants totaling $446.7 million to 3,386 distinct organizations. Click here for an interactive map showing the location and recipient of our grants.
FY 2016 was quite a year, with new records for both gifts to the Foundation and grants to the community.
- Gifts received from our donors: $195.2 million
- Grants made to nonprofit organizations: $143.4 million. The vast majority of grants are advised - or directed - by the individuals, families, and organizations who established funds with us.
FY 2016 grant allocations included:
- 6,433 grants to 1,848 distinct nonprofit organizations.
Click on the table at right for the breakdown of giving areas in FY 2016.
- Of those, Community Partnership Fund grants totaled $509,141 to 27 nonprofits. See grants.
- GiVE 365 grants totaling $40,000 to seven nonprofits. See grants.
- 84 percent of grants went to local organizations.
By the numbers:
46 new funds opened in 2016 totaling $6,9 million. This represents:
31 donor-advised funds
1 field of interest fund
8 nonprofit funds
1 scholarship fund
5 special project funds
- 25.6 percent increase in grants over FY 2015 (to $143.4 million)