News

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 »

Paying It Forward

August 30th, 2018

The Memphis Daily News takes a deeper look at the Annie Ervin Willis Scholarship. Learn how the Willis family is helping support African-American students who are committed to community ... read more »

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 »