A community foundation is a philanthropic organization that manages charitable funds with a broad base of donors to benefit a specific geographic area—in our case, West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis works with nonprofit organizations to strengthen and support the work that advances your mission and the Mid-South.
The first step your organization should take to work with the Community Foundation is to create a profile on the LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org community information system.
We award grants to nonprofits through competitive application processes. We invest in initiatives that improve our communities and the agencies that serve them.
The Community Foundation offers Mid-South nonprofit organizations an opportunity to invest alongside the Foundation’s other assests in its diversified family of investment pools.
The Community Foundation offers nonprofit organizations the use of the Gid H. Smith Community Room for business meetings and professional purposes, free of charge.
168-year old Elmwood Cemetery is in the process of integrating its more than 130,000 file folders into an online database, which will then be made available to the public, free-of-charge. The work is made possible by a $21,000 nonprofit capacity building grant, given by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Read more in the Memphis Business Journal.