Join the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for a lively evening that will include funding news, highlights from our record-breaking year, and a presentation from nationally-recognized urban planning expert Carol Coletta on the potential of civic assets to power the future of Memphis.
Sustain the funds that have been created by donors like you.
There are about 1,000 funds at the Community Foundation, and each was established with the goal of making our community and the organizations we care about stronger.
If you’d like to contribute to an existing fund, please donate online below or email(smorahayes [at] cfgm [dot] org) Executive Vice President & COO Sutton Mora Hayes or call her at (901) 722-0054.
The operation of funds and the awarding of grants are subject to the terms of the respective fund agreements. Grant recipients and amounts are subject to the approval of the Board of Governors of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis based on the recommendations of the fund advisor(s) of each fund, as applicable.
This fund supports the Community Foundation's Beyond the Classroom initiative, an unprecedented investment in high-quality afterschool and summer programs that enhance and sustain academic gains for Memphis children.
The Community Partnership Fund is for individuals who want to support innovative nonprofit work and the most pressing needs in our community. There is no minimum donation, and your dollars are combined with other gifts to make grants to nonprofits on the front line of change in the Memphis community.
Through the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Unrestricted Endowment Fund, donors secure the future of the Foundation and ensure that their gifts will address the community's changing needs for generations to come. Your gift will be available for grants, special projects, and future needs that may not even be anticipated today.
GiVE 365 brings together individuals and families who contribute at least $365 a year. Members decide collectively which nonprofits will receive funds. Half of the money is distributed each year, with the remaining half going to an endowment. The GiVE 365 Endowment Fund guarantees future support for organizations working every day to make the greater Memphis community better.
The Collierville Community Fund is an endowment created and maintained by and for the people of Collierville. It makes grants to Collierville nonprofits that have included the Collierville Literacy Council, Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center, and the New Day Children's Theatre.
This fund supports all elements of work associated with sexual assault and domestic violence in the City of Memphis. This work includes supporting victims; the collection, storage, and forensic analysis of sexual assault kits; investigation of leads generated from that analysis; prosecution of suspects; policy reform; and training.
This fund supports scholarship opportunities at Rust College, a historically black liberal arts college in Holly Springs, MS. It was established by Marjorie J. Barringer, mother of Allen A. Jones, former producer and mentor of the Bar-Kays.
Hutchison School's Hutchison Leads Philanthropic Literacy Board, made up of senior student leaders, manages a thorough grantmaking process each year to address a compelling community need. Dollars raised build the Hutchison Community Service Endowment Fund, with the interest granted to nonprofits that are advancing Memphis.
This fund supports the Nashville nonprofit Cumberland River Compact, whose mission is to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education, collaboration, and action. The fund was established by Shirley Caldwell Patterson.
This fund, established as a bequest of David N. Thompson, supports Bridges and the Emmanuel Episcopal Center. Bridges unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. The Emmanuel Episcopal Center serves the residents of Cleaborn and Foote Homes public housing communities by providing spiritual direction, social service programs, educational enrichment, organized sports, and career development training.
This fund supports local nonprofits St. Mary's Catholic Church, Calvary Episcopal Church, Cynthia Milk Fund, Memphis Food Bank, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, and Memphis Humane Society. It is a lasting legacy of sisters Cathryn Hillstrom Davidson and Helen Hillstrom Hunter, who established the fund.
This fund supports the Eastridge-Cole Endowed Professorship in Thoracic Oncologic Surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. It was established by Dr. Charles E. Eastridge.
Established at the death of Mrs. Lillye T. Fischer, this fund benefits children with disabilities, children who are "orphaned," or children and adults with significant visual impairment. Organizations supported by the fund have included Porter-Leath, Agape Child and Family Services, Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Madonna Learning Center, and March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
This fund supports MIFA, Temple Israel, the Memphis Jewish Federation, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis' Community Partnership Fund, and the United Way of the Mid-South. It was established by E.J. Goldsmith, Jr.
The Theodora Trezevant Neely Fund provides "dig in the dirt" summer camp experiences for needy children in Memphis and Shelby County. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, Chickasaw Council and Boys & Girls Clubs; grants are not available to individuals.
This fund supports the National Civil Rights Museum and/or the Lorraine Endowment Fund for the Humanities. It is meant to ensure that the museum's operations, humanities programs, and activities will be sustained and enhanced for future audiences.
This fund supports Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc., whose mission is to build stronger families and neighborhoods by providing compassionate, Christ-centered ministries to those in need.
This fund supports The Norfleet Executive Forum on Health at the University of Tennessee, which focuses on the improvement of the health status of the Memphis/Shelby County community, the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world, through concern for effective health policies. It was established by Dunbar Abston, Sr.
The John Patrick and Margaret Hemmen O'Connor Endowment Fund supports Sacred Heart Catholic School in Loretto, TN for the purpose of providing scholarship awards to students. The fund was established by John and Glenda O'Connor.
The William W. and Agnes Eck Reeves Endowment Fund supports Sacred Heart Catholic School in Loretto, TN for the purpose of providing scholarship awards to students. The fund was established by John and Glenda O'Connor.
The Exie Rhodes Charitable Fund supports dental care for the mentally ill. It allocates funds to the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Memphis. The fund was established by Noel L. Wadley through his his sister's estate.
This fund supports a travel award created to encourage students to become proficient in the art of architectural analysis. Students enrolled at the University of Arkansas, Auburn University, the University of Tennessee,and Mississipp State University are eligible for the award. One student from each of the four universities receives a Travel Award. With the award funds, each of those students completes an independent study of an architectural site abroad. A panel will judge each's work and award an additional prize on the creator of the winning project.
This fund, established by Memphis Fashion Week, supports and cultivates local designers and artists in the fashion industry. The Memphis Fashion Fund is responsible for the Emerging Memphis Designer Project and supports Fashion Design I and II continuing education classes at Memphis College of Art.
This fund, established by Mayor Jim Strickland, pays expungement costs for those convicted of certain nonviolent offenses. Those served fulfilled all requirements of their sentences and have never been convicted of any other offenses in Tennessee or elsewhere.
This fund supports the Tennessee National Guard Excellence in Leadership Foundation (TNGEL Foundation). The TNGEL Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that provides support for educational and leadership opportunities for military members and their families to enhance the readiness and resiliency of the Tennessee National Guard. The TNGEL Foundation serves to offer opportunities to develop leadership at every age and through any career path with support for career development, educational and institutional materials and training, and increasing citizenship awareness.