Community Foundation of Greater Memphis


The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is to strengthen our community through philanthropy. To accomplish this mission, we will: develop and effectively manage charitable funds and endowments; actively address the needs of the community by examining community issues, securing and distributing resources, advocating when appropriate, and convening meetings and conversations which encourage people to respond; and encourage philanthropy and the growth of charitable resources among individuals, families, businesses and community institutions. The Foundation was founded in 1969 by a group of business leaders and awarded some $40 million in grants last year.



  • Community service organization
  • Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1990

Your donations to Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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