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Small business owners take creative approaches to philanthropy

February 5th, 2019

The Daily Memphian presented a seminar on Small Business Philanthropy, sponsored by the Community Foundation, that showcased how different entrepreneurs and business owners serve their communities through philanthropy. read more »

Community Foundation awards $200,000+ to strengthen nonprofits

December 20th, 2018

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced grants totaling $200,437 in its Nonprofit Capacity Building funding category. These grants are awarded annually to established nonprofits that are working to become more effective organizations by increasing efficiencies in operations. read more »

Year-end giving tips for donors

December 14th, 2018

Consider bundling as a strategic giving option and plan ahead to meet giving and granting deadlines for 2018. read more »

Looking to the Future

December 7th, 2018

In its December/January issue, Inside Memphis Business magazine spotlights the work of the Community Foundation with an interview with president Bob Fockler. read more »

Sharing the power of informed giving

November 12th, 2018

Elizabeth Warren, Director of Grants & Initiatives, and Community Foundation Board member and GiVE 365 member Chris Kelley appeared on the November 6 episode of WMC Action News 5's "Bluff City Life" program. read more »

Community Foundation commemorates MLK50 by awarding six grants to nonprofits

October 24th, 2018

The Daily Memphian covers our MLK50: The Next Step Forward grant program. The publication chats with Tech901 and Neighborhood Christian Centers about how the grants will expand their work. read more »

50 Years Later, a Community Foundation Carries MLK's Legacy Forward

October 12th, 2018

The Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative shares a piece about our MLK50: The Next Step Forward grant program. read more »

Community Foundation announces $150,000 in grants honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

October 11th, 2018

The Board of Governors of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has approved $150,000 in grant funding to six organizations as a part of the foundation’s MLK50: The Next Step Forward grant program. read more »

Phil Trenary Fund for the Advancement of Memphis established

October 1st, 2018

The Trenary family established the Phil Trenary Fund for the Advancement of Memphis to honor the legacy of the slain president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. read more »

Ways to help Hurricane Florence relief

September 17th, 2018

Community foundations are uniquely qualified to collect and mobilize dollars locally to respond to disasters in their own communities. The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and the Foundation for the Carolinas have set up funds that allow you to make donations with confidence that they will be used efficiently and responsibly.   read more »