Mission & Vision Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is to strengthen our community through philanthropy. To accomplish this mission, the Community Foundation will:

  • Develop and effectively manage charitable funds and endowments, offering the highest levels of service and expertise to individuals, families, and institutional donors and their successors; 
  • Actively address the needs of the community by examining community issues, securing and distributing resources, advocating for positive change, and convening meetings and conversations which encourage donors and the community to respond;
  • Encourage philanthropy and the growth of charitable resources among individuals, families, businesses, and community institutions.

Our Vision

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will be the hub that connects capital with the solutions that make our community thrive. We will be uniquely positioned to identify, convene for, and develop solutions to our deepest community issues. By providing responsive and flexible service to both our donors and our community, we will be the premier philanthropic services organizations in the Mid-South.

Our Values

We believe in

  • Community
  • Fairness
  • Partnership & Collaboration
  • Impact
  • Stewardship
  • Transparency
  • Service
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Accountability
  • Honesty