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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 »

Next-Level Arts

February 15th, 2018

DeltaARTS among 14 nonprofits to win CFGM grants read more »

2017 professional advisor referral recognition

January 18th, 2018

The Community Foundation recognizes and thanks those professional advisors who referred their clients to our services in 2017. read more »

We're No. 1!

January 4th, 2018

The Daily News features an interview with Community Foundation president Bob Fockler in a cover article about the state of philanthropy in Memphis. The publication looks at nonprofit triumphs and developments from 2017. read more »