Volunteer Nominations

Volunteer Nominations Volunteer Nominations

Do you feel rooted in Greater Memphis and wish you could do more to create impact here? Do you have ideas for how greater investment could help tackle our community’s needs or build its assets? To be more transparent in our community-voiced, community-centered grantmaking, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has opened the nomination process for our grant committees. This could be an incredible way for you to volunteer and help direct hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual giving to local nonprofits through the FOREVER Funds at the Community Foundation.

A core value of our Community Investment Principles (linked below) is inclusion. Members of these committees go beyond experts and philanthropic leaders. We are considering all parts of the community and diverse lived experiences when developing our community-voiced, community centered grantmaking program.

The Community Foundation is accepting nominations to our grant committees through March. These nominations may either come from the interested person or be submitted on behalf of a nominee by another community member. Click below to learn more about each committee and to nominate yourself.


A Vision for the Mid-South and Values for Investing that guide the Community Foundation's discretionary grantmaking.


Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities

Strengthening Nonprofits Committee

Focus on making grants that help nonprofit organizations become more effective in delivering their services and fulfilling their missions.

Community Initiatives Committee

Develop and provide recommendations related to the yearly grantmaking budget and the development and implementation of community-focused initiatives.