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Community Foundation awards $212,471 to strengthen nonprofits

December 22nd, 2014

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced grants totaling $212,471 in its Nonprofit Capacity Building funding category that improve organizations in the arts, health care, and social services. read more »

The President Signed the IRA Charitable Rollover Bill

December 19th, 2014

The President signed the IRA Charitable Rollover for 1 year, retroactive for 2014, along with the other tax extenders package, H.R. 5771. IRA holders will have just two weeks to make qualifying distributions from their IRAs. 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 »

Community Foundation grants reach across the region to advance nonprofits

October 15th, 2014

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced grants totaling $110,000 that span east Arkansas to middle Tennessee in its Community-wide funding category. read more »

GiVE 365 changes grant cycle timeline

October 7th, 2014

After careful consideration, GiVE 365 will be moving the annual grant cycle to a new timeline, with the theme announced in December and the grants awarded next May.  read more »

Memphis second-most generous of American cities

October 6th, 2014

Only two of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas—Salt Lake City and Memphis—gave more than 5 percent of income to charity. read more »

Collierville Community Fund awards nearly $15,000

September 19th, 2014

The Collierville Community Fund Grant Reception was held August 21, 2014, at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and $14,949 in grants were presented. read more »

GiVE 365 awards $62,600 in grant funding

September 12th, 2014

GiVE 365, The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day philanthropy program, announced grants totaling $62,600 to nine nonprofit organizations on Thurs., Sept. 11. 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 »

Donors Often Overlook Benefits of Giving Appreciated Stock

September 2nd, 2014

From The Chronicle of Philanthropy: There are significant benefits to donating appreciated stock versus cash. 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 »

Twenty-six scholarship funds at the Community Foundation awarded 93 awards in 2014

August 21st, 2014

In 2014, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis made 93 scholarship awards from 26 different scholarship funds, totaling $124,205 to 89 students.  read more »

New corporate mergers may generate incentives for your clients to make charitable gifts

August 11th, 2014

"Inversion" deals - like the one currently in the works with Medtronic (MDT) - will likely generate capital gains (and result in capital gains taxes), for which shareholders could be sheltered by strategic charitable giving. read more »

Nonprofits to Pitch Ideas for GiVE 365 Grants

August 11th, 2014

From The Daily News: Finalists will have three minutes on Monday night, Aug. 18, to compete for Community Foundation of Greater Memphis GiVE 365 grants. read more »

Collaborative nonprofits will vie for $62,600 in GiVE 365 grants

July 31st, 2014

Organizations will present three-minute pitches to GiVE 365 membership at Aug. 18 event. 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 »

Dollar-a-day giving circle creates new philanthropists in Memphis

July 24th, 2014

From the Council on Foundations: GiVE 365 creatively fosters philanthropy in the Greater Memphis area. read more »

Get Involved: Join GiVE 365

June 30th, 2014

From Choose 901: Join GiVE 365 and get to be a part of an awesome grant making process read more »

Housing First: making real progress toward ending homelessness in Memphis

June 26th, 2014

From High Ground News: Over the last two years, thanks in large part to the efforts of the Community Alliance for the Homeless, chronic homelessness in Memphis is down 40 percent. read more »

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Selects Stellar's iPhi Product SuiteĀ®

June 25th, 2014

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (CFGM) has selected Stellar's iPhi Product Suite® as its new enterprise technology solution. read more »

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis kicks off annual GiVE 365 grant cycle

June 12th, 2014

GiVE 365 announced that the theme for this year’s grants, as voted on by its membership, is “Collaboration for Change: partnerships that support creative problem-solving in the community.” read more »

Bring It Food Hub: an oasis in Memphis' food deserts

June 11th, 2014

From High Ground News: Bring It Food Hub - which received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation - seeks to address food insecurity, connecting low-income Memphians with farm-fresh regional produce. read more »

How City Leaders Aim to Break the Poverty Cycle in South Memphis

June 9th, 2014

From Next City: Government, the business community, and grassroots leaders tackle chronic poverty and crime in Memphis. read more »

Plough Foundation to launch multimillion-dollar aging initiatives

May 28th, 2014

The Plough Foundation is making a major investment in “aging in place” services and elder-abuse. read more »

$outh Main

May 22nd, 2014

From The Memphis Flyer: The once-abandoned downtown Memphis district is booming, with $100 million in current projects and more on the way. read more »

Community Foundation raises record $88.6 million

May 14th, 2014

From The Commercial Appeal: The Community Foundation reported that grants made by its donors for the fiscal year that ended in April reached a record $88.6 million. read more »

Father Joe Tagg's generosity inspires Angel of Kindness fund

May 2nd, 2014

From The Commercial Appeal: The family of beloved priest Father Joe Tagg honors his memory through a fund at the Community Foundation. read more »

A Funder's View of Sustainability

April 22nd, 2014

From The Daily News: The Community Foundation supports sustainability with investment in increased green spaces and trails; better access to nutritious, local foods and health information; and more connected neighborhoods. read more »