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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 »

GOODworks: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

November 15th, 2017

cityCURRENT spotlights the work of the Community Foundation, including offering charitable funds, GiVE 365, and LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org. read more »

Organization that supports nonprofits remakes itself

November 8th, 2017

Membership to Momentum Nonprofit Partners (formerly Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence) is now free and requires just one thing: that your organization has an account on ... read more »

Steimer Says: Ensure you get the best ROI when you give

November 3rd, 2017

In his Memphis Business Journal op-ed, Jacob Steimer recommends doing your research before giving, especially in the wake of natural disasters. He recommends consulting WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org before giving ... read more »

A loss for our community

October 25th, 2017

We mourn the passing of Gid Smith, former Community Foundation president. read more »

10 Ways Community Foundations Are A Best-Bet For Disaster Giving

October 18th, 2017

Forbes recommends giving through a community foundation to help you make donations with confidence that they will be used efficiently and responsibly. read more »

California wildfire relief

October 13th, 2017

Community Foundation Sonoma County and the Napa Valley Community Foundation have established funds to aid in recovery from the wildfires ravaging California. read more »

Disaster relief in Mexico and Puerto Rico

September 21st, 2017

How to help earthquake relief in Mexico and hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. read more »

Hurricane Recovery: How to Help

September 12th, 2017

In response to the devastation brought by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, several of our donors have asked how to best support relief efforts. Community foundations are uniquely qualified to collect and mobilize dollars locally to respond to disasters in their own communities. Several have set up funds that allow you to make donations with confidence that they will be used efficiently and ... read more »

Individual Giving Fuels Memphis, National Philanthropic Economy

June 28th, 2017

Community Foundation president Bob Fockler was one of the panelists for a program held at St. Mary’s Episcopal School on the current philanthropic landscape in the wake of Giving USA’s 2017 report. read more »