News

A loss for our community

October 25th, 2017

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

Jay Uiberall Legacy Fund recognized on Philanthropy Day

November 15th, 2016

The Jay Uiberall Legacy Fund was named Outstanding Foundation at today's Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards. Learn more about the fund and hear from Community Foundation donor Michael Uiberall about its impact. read more »

Window to our World

November 23rd, 2015

WHEREweLIVEmidsouth.org and its companion site, WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org, (known jointly as WWL | WTG) are the result of a grand collaboration between no fewer than 16 local foundations, nonprofits, and corporations, each with a vision for educating a community about the details that, woven together, form the fabric of a city and region. read more »

Community Foundation sets up fund to help clear sexual assault kit backlog

October 23rd, 2014

From The Commercial Appeal: A fund has been set up at The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis to collect donations for processing rape kits,  read more »

Rape Kit Backlog Update by the Numbers

October 23rd, 2014

From The Memphis Flyer: A local fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis to help MPD test more kits. read more »

Greenprint plan is more than urban-planning idealism

September 2nd, 2014

From The Commercial Appeal: The Greenprint has the potential to attract businesses that bring good-paying jobs that attract and retain creative individuals. An improved quality of life will bring other benefits, from better health and public transportation to higher property values. read more »

Greenprint Advocates Tout Benefits

August 28th, 2014

From The Daily News: The Greenprint allows the Memphis area to be on the leading edge of changes in the nation’s cities, which are working hard to keep existing residents and attract new ones. read more »

Greenprint helps sustainability take root

August 22nd, 2014

From The Commercial Appeal: The Mid-South Regional Greenprint & Sustainability Plan addresses critical issues that include housing, land use, resource conservation, environmental protection, community health, public transportation and economic development. read more »

Green Machine celebrates one year of mobile groceries

July 30th, 2014

From The Daily News: Over the last year, the Green Machine Mobile Food Market has served 15,000 customers in neighborhoods with little access to fresh fruits and vegetables. read more »