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Explore weekly segments from the Greater Giving Moment on WKNO 91.1. FM, where Julia McDonald from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis shares how to give smarter and do more good for your causes and your community.

    GiVE 365 Supports Violence Prevention & Support

    This week, eight local nonprofits working in violence prevention and response got a boost. GiVE 365, the Community Foundation’s dollar-a-day giving group, awarded them $60,800 total to engage the community in violence reduction efforts and address the trauma resulting from violence.

    The Power of Planned Giving

    The Community Foundation recently co-hosted a seminar featuring national expert Eddie Thompson, who specializes in a values-based approach to estate planning. He shared some real advantages to making planned gifts.

    Celebrating Mother’s Day by Supporting Women

    Mother’s Day is this week! As you’re looking for the perfect gift for Mom, consider local social enterprises that produce high-quality goods while creating opportunities for women.

    Breaking Barriers to Graduation

    In addition to academic barriers, factors like homelessness, trauma, health or mental health issues, and a lack of caring adults can get in the way of students making it to graduation. But organizations like Communities in Schools of Memphis are helping.

    More For Memphis

    More than 300 local organizations have joined together as the More for Memphis initiative to address this inequity by strengthening community infrastructure and improving social and economic mobility throughout the Memphis area.

    National Volunteer Week

    National Volunteer Week kicks off April 17. To apply a values-based approach to volunteering, take time to identify the causes you are passionate about, and then research available service opportunities.

    Appreciating park conservancies

    We’re used to thinking that parks are entirely paid for out of tax dollars—but sometimes, things that "feel" public are actually supported by philanthropy.

    National Fair Housing Month

    Fifty-four years after Dr. Martin Luther King’, Jr.'s death, access to quality, affordable housing remains inequitable. But several local nonprofits help fight housing discrimination.

    Hospitality Hub Studio Housing Project

    Whether because of mental illness, PTSD, or years of living alone, some people sleeping on the streets aren't comfortable in congregant house settings. The Hospitality Hub has devised an innovative solution—made more urgent during the COVID crisis.

    COVID-19: What We Learned

    As the pandemic’s threat was just reaching Greater Memphis, we received a call asking us to lead the local philanthropic response. The result was the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. Over 20 months, the Fund raised and distributed $14.5+ million for relief, recovery, and resilience efforts.

    Charitable Tax Planning

    As you’re preparing your tax filing, it’s not too early to think about charitable tax planning for 2022. To help, Perry Green from Waddell & Associates shared what he wishes everyone knew about making charitable gifts.

    National Groundwater Awareness Week

    During National Groundwater Awareness week, we recognize the efforts of Protect our Aquifer and Memphis Community Against Pollution to ensure our water is pristine for generations to come. [Photo; stevejonesphoto.com]

    Read Across America Day

    On Read Across America Day, we recognize Literacy Mid-South and its efforts in our community to help kids become better readers.

    Dr. Mario Ray: Paying it Forward

    Dr. Mario Ray furthers his father-in-law's legacy through a scholarship to pursue vo-tech careers.

    Generosity Coaching

    Inspiring the children in your life to become passionate, engaged givers

    Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis

    The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis continually lift as they climb.

    Visit the Memphis Listening Lab

    The Memphis Listening Lab, located in the Crosstown Concourse, offers a free treasure trove of tunes.

    Philanthropic New Year's Resolutions

    How will you use your resources of Time, Talent, Treasure, and Ties in 2022?

    Honoring King's Legacy Through Service

    Each of us can work to build cooperation, empathy, and respect. And, we can ask: How can I connect my resources to Dr. King’s message?