Opportunity Zones designed to drive long-term capital to low-income communities

June 26th, 2018

The federal government has approved several Opportunity Zones, a new community development tool, in Shelby County. A new law established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 provides a federal tax incentive for investors to re-invest their capital gains into Opportunity Funds, which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in designated low-income ... read more »

Community Foundation announces record-setting year

May 9th, 2018

FY 2018 gift and grant levels were at an all-time high for the Community Foundation, which took in $210.2 million in gifts from donors and granted $178.5 to nonprofit organizations. read more »

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

April 18th, 2018

As our community continues to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announces the MLK50: The Next Step Forward grant program. read more »

Next-Level Arts

February 15th, 2018

DeltaARTS among 14 nonprofits to win CFGM grants read more »

2017 professional advisor referral recognition

January 18th, 2018

The Community Foundation recognizes and thanks those professional advisors who referred their clients to our services in 2017. read more »

We're No. 1!

January 4th, 2018

The Daily News features an interview with Community Foundation president Bob Fockler in a cover article about the state of philanthropy in Memphis. The publication looks at nonprofit triumphs and developments from 2017. read more »

Charitable Memphis shows the nation its 'Spirit of 901'

December 21st, 2017

The Memphis Business Journal features an interview with Community Foundation president Bob Fockler in a cover article about the state of philanthropy in Memphis. The publication explores how nonprofits in Memphis, now the nation's most generous metro, are meeting the great need in our community. read more »

After Hours: Community Foundation's Navigator Society reception

December 8th, 2017

On Nov. 7, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis held a cocktail reception at Owen Brennan’s to recognize members of the Navigator Society, a group of professional advisors who have consistently referred their clients to the Community Foundation. read more »

GiVE 365 accepting grant applications through Feb. 1

December 7th, 2017

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply with the theme Reconnecting Memphis: programs that bridge and celebrate our communities. read more »

Memphis leads USA in charitable giving, new study says

November 22nd, 2017

Memphians give 5.6% of their income to charity, putting us on top of the list of itemized giving in the nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas. The Community Foundation has likewise seen record figures, with our donors granting out close to $162 million last year - with 33.4% of those donations going to support education. read more »