News

Give Smart

December 20th, 2016

Community Foundation Board chair Meg Crosby shares charitable giving advice in Inside Memphis Business. read more »

December 2016 eNews

December 19th, 2016

Tips for year-end giving, Nonprofit Capacity Building grants, GiVE 365 Holiday Cocktails and theme announcement. read more »

Community Foundation awards $224,000 to strengthen nonprofits

December 19th, 2016

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced grants totaling nearly $224,000 in its Nonprofit Capacity Building funding category.  read more »

GiVE 365 accepting grant applications through Feb. 6, 2017

December 15th, 2016

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply with the theme: Foundations for the Future: programs that help youth meet their potential read more »

Three tips for year-end charitable giving

November 16th, 2016

Assuming lower tax rates are coming, now is the time to fund your charitable ambitions to get the most income tax benefit for the contributions. Brook Lester of Diversified Trust offers a few ways to consider making your contributions. read more »

November 2016 eNews

November 15th, 2016

Jay Uiberall Legacy Fund recognized, Gadomskis honored, GiVE 365 Holiday Cocktails, #GivingTuesday 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 »

Community Foundation surpasses $1 billion in Memphis giving

October 19th, 2016

Since 1969, the Community Foundation has worked with individuals and families in our community to help them support the charities that they care about most.  read more »

October 2016 eNews

October 14th, 2016

BRIDGES profile, event photos, new staff members, BlackBox Performing Arts Festival grant read more »

After the bell: New initiative aims at knowledge retention

September 17th, 2016

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis recently announced a new, multiyear initiative called "Beyond the Classroom, designed to build the quality and accountability of proven after-school and summer programs.  read more »

Guest Column: Beyond the Classroom

September 17th, 2016

Community Foundation president Bob Fockler shares about the new Beyond the Classroom initative in a Commercial Appeal guest column. read more »

Guest column: KQ ‘zone’ nurtures ‘cradle to career’

September 17th, 2016

Knowledge Quest founder and executive director Marlon Foster shares about the Beyond the Classroom initiative in a Commercial Appeal guest column. read more »

Guest column: Programs promote college access

September 17th, 2016

Latino Memphis executive director Mauricio Calvo shares about the Beyond the Classroom initiative in a Commercial Appeal guest column. read more »

Foundation to Evaluate After-School Programs

September 15th, 2016

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is putting up $300,000 to measure the results of five local nonprofits offering after-school and summer education programs for children. read more »

September 2016 eNews

September 15th, 2016

$1 billion milestone, Beyond the Classroom, Community Foundation funds in the news read more »

Community Foundation reaches Beyond the Classroom to serve Mid-South students

September 13th, 2016

Tennessee's largest grantmaker will invest $300,000 annually in a collaborative effort supporting improved afterschool and summer programming read more »

August 2016 eNews

August 15th, 2016

The power of gift planning, Community Foundation in the news read more »

Never Too Early or Too Late to Chase a Dream

August 3rd, 2016

In 2016, 27 different scholarship funds held at the Community Foundation made 84 scholarship awards to 83 students, totaling $123,365. The Daily News profiles some recipients in a cover article. read more »

July 2016 eNews

July 14th, 2016

FY 2016 Annual Report, scholarship recipients, Community Foundation in the news read more »

Community Foundation Bucks National Trend With Increase in Donations

June 22nd, 2016

For the fiscal year that ended April 30, CFGM received $195 million in donations – a 15.2 percent increase from the previous year’s $169.3 million, and almost a three-fold increase from $76.8 million three years ago.  read more »

The Information You Need for the Impact You Want: Two New Websites Link Data with Donor Action

June 20th, 2016

The Midsouth has a new set of online tools to help citizens better understand their region—and support the nonprofit organizations that are working to make it better. Read more in the online newsletter of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  read more »

June 2016 eNews

June 15th, 2016

Focused funding on education, Annual Meeting photos, and new Board leadership read more »

Grant committee announces funding focus on K-12 students during their out-of-school time

June 7th, 2016

After a year of evaluation, the Community Foundation's Grants & Initiatives committee decided to spend its grant making budget of $300,000 on organizations that serve K-12 students during their out-of-school time. read more »

Three new members join Board of Governors

May 20th, 2016

The Community Foundation welcomes three new members to its Board of Governors: Kate Gilliland Connell, Investment Manager at Gilliland Investments; David Miller, Executive Vice President of Consumer Banking at First Tennessee Bank, N.A.; and Regina Walker, founder and principal of R D Walker & Associates , LLC. read more »

May 2016 eNews

May 16th, 2016

Introducing the Community Foundation's monthly newsletter read more »

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announces record-setting year

May 13th, 2016

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced record numbers for FY 2016. During FY 2016, which closed at the end of April, $195.2 million in new gifts were given to the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation granted $143.4 million to nonprofits, compared to $114.2 million in FY 2015.  read more »