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Greater Giving Moment

Thursdays at 7:31 AM and 8:31 AM

Julia McDonald from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis shares how to give smarter and do more good for your causes and your community.

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  • Presidents Day, initially established to honor George Washington's birthday, is celebrated on the third Monday of February every year. Today it is often associated with shopping sales and a long weekend. As we commemorate Presidents Day, let's reflect on more than just a day off. This occasion is not just about past leaders; it is a celebration of democracy.
  • We honor and celebrate Black History Month, recognized every year in February. Black history includes a historical legacy of giving, and Black philanthropy has been prevalent in Memphis practically since our founding.
  • 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?
  • It’s amazing the impact one strategic charitable investment can have. In our annual Nonprofit Capacity Building grant round, the Community Foundation just awarded $15,000 to the nonprofit DeNeuville Learning Center to buy 30 laptop computers. That technology will empower women from diverse backgrounds and cultures to improve their lives through education and job readiness.
  • Nearly four years after the onset of COVID, you—like many Americans—may remain deeply concerned about our mental health crisis. During the pandemic, symptoms of anxiety and depression rose 25 percent, according to the World Health Organization. They remain significant—especially for people experiencing household job loss, young adults, and women.
  • We remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on the enduring legacy of the civil rights icon. it’s a great time to ask: How can I give to promote change in the same areas Dr. King gave his life for?
  • Enter the new year with a resolution that truly matters – create your will.
  • One of the last and most significant grants from the Community Foundation’s Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund was a million-dollar investment in creating a palliative care program at Regional One Health.
  • The holiday season can be a rollercoaster, impacting both our physical and mental well-being. Statistics reveal a spike in depression, anxiety, and substance misuse during this time. If you or someone you care about is navigating a mental health crisis or dealing with substance issues during the winter holidays, you're not alone.
  • Tis the season for giving and we are all on the hunt for great holiday gift ideas! Many local nonprofits offer ways to shop for good.