The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis strives to be the hub that connects capital with the solutions that make our community—West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi—thrive. Partnering with nonprofits enables us to help advance your mission and strengthen the Mid-South. Together, we can address the most pressing needs in our community and create a place where individuals and groups receive the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.
Our Community Investment Principles guide our discretionary grantmaking. Learn about the vision and values for investing that describe our funding philosophy. Scroll to explore all the ways to partner with the Community Foundation.
A Vision for the Mid-South and Values for Investing that guide the Community Foundation's discretionary grantmaking.
Innovative, multi-year initiative strengthening organizations serving PreK-12 students in Memphis during their out-of-school time
Funding to organizations serving people impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic
Financial support for initiatives that improve Mid-South communities and the agencies that serve them
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.