FOREVER Funds FOREVER Funds

While most grants made through the Community Foundation are advised by the people and organizations who established private funds here, the FOREVER Funds allows us—through the investment of donors like you and the guidance of community volunteers—to address the most pressing needs in our community and supports the creation of innovative, transformative solutions in West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.

Scroll to learn more about the Community Investment Principles that guide our community investing, recent focus areas for our grants, and how you can invest in building the future of Memphis & the Mid-South—FOREVER.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES

A Vision for the Mid-South and Values for Investing that guide the Community Foundation's discretionary grantmaking.

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CURRENT IMPACT AREAS CURRENT IMPACT AREAS

Through the FOREVER Funds, the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits through annual, competitive grantmaking processes and through special initiatives. Our volunteer committees, whose backgrounds and perspectives reflect the diversity of the Mid-South, research and assess the needs of our community, and the agencies that are making the greatest impact, to award grants that ensure this region thrives.

Beyond the Classroom

Innovative, multi-year initiative strengthening organizations serving PreK-12 students in Memphis during their out-of-school time

MID-SOUTH COVID-19 REGIONAL RESPONSE FUND

Funding to organizations serving people impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic

Strengthening Nonprofits

Financial support for initiatives that improve Mid-South communities and the agencies that serve them

Forever Funds Forever Funds

CREATE IMPACT IN THE FUTURE

Help build the permanent FOREVER Funds endowment that produces income every year to fuel the community investment of the Community Foundation in perpetuity and ensure strategic, responsive grantmaking now and for generations to come.

SUPPORT GRANTMAKING NOW

When you support this year's grantmaking through the FOREVER Funds, the Community Foundation leverages your contribution with those of other donors to directly and responsively meet our region's greatest needs NOW, through grantmaking that is informed and responsive.