Our Impact Our Impact

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.

While most grants made through the Community Foundation are advised by the people and organizations who established private funds here, the FOREVER Fund allows us—through the generosity of donors and the guidance of community volunteers—to support innovative nonprofit work and the most pressing needs in our community.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES

Introducing a Vision for the Mid-South and Values for Investing, a set of community investment principles—developed with the participation of dozens of diverse stakeholders—that will guide the Community Foundation's discretionary grantmaking.

CFGM

Strengthening Nonprofits

Financial support for initiatives that improve Mid-South communities and the agencies that serve them

Beyond the Classroom

Innovative, multi-year initiative strengthening organizations serving PreK-12 students in Memphis during their out-of-school time

CURRENT IMPACT AREAS CURRENT IMPACT AREAS

Through the FOREVER Fund, the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits through annual, competitive grantmaking processes and through special initiatives. Our volunteer committees research and assess the needs of our community in order to award grants that make the Mid-South more vibrant and our nonprofits stronger.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES

Introducing a Vision for the Mid-South and Values for Investing, a set of community investment principles—developed with the participation of dozens of diverse stakeholders—that will guide the Community Foundation's discretionary grantmaking.

CFGM

Strengthening Nonprofits

Financial support for initiatives that improve Mid-South communities and the agencies that serve them

Beyond the Classroom

Innovative, multi-year initiative strengthening organizations serving PreK-12 students in Memphis during their out-of-school time

A Half-Century of Impact A Half-Century of Impact

Just last year:

Donors gave the foundation $524 Million in gifts

The Community Foundation & Donors awarded $163 Million to nonprofits in grants

6,972 grants awarded to 1,898 distinct nonprofits

In our 51-year history, we have granted $1.7 Billion

CFGM Managed 1,200 funds

CFGM Assets under management $739.4 Million