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 »

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 »

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 and its companion site,, (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 »