Donors

Donors

Since 1992, we’ve helped community- minded people reach their philanthropic goals.  Whether you are searching for the causes you wish to champion, or you know precisely where and how you wish to give, we can help.

A donor advised fund makes giving efficient, effective, flexible and easy.  It is the equivalent of having your own personal foundation but much less expensive and, therefore, useful for anyone who gives more than once a year to more than one charity or faith based organization.

Since 1998, we’ve helped community- minded people reach their philanthropic goals.  Whether you are searching for the causes you wish to champion, or you know precisely where and how you wish to give, we can help.

A donor advised fund makes giving efficient, effective, flexible and easy.  It is the equivalent of having your own personal foundation but much less expensive and, therefore, useful for anyone who gives more than once a year to more than one charity or faith based organization.

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Our Impact

25
years of service
600
million in gifts from donors
500
million in grants to charities
1.8
million given back

Ministries

The Christian Community Foundation exists to serve donors and ministries to facilitate the building of God's kingdom.

We want to encourage philanthropy and increase giving by seeking transformation of the city of Memphis. The following are links to Memphis area Christian non-profits or ministries grouped by areas of focus. Names are continually being added to this list, please check back frequently for updates. If you would like to have your organization listed, please    contact us.

  • Youth
  • Campus
  • Family | Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Financial Management/Literacy
  • Health Care
  • Athletics
  • Juvenile Offenders & Prison
  • Pregnancy Counseling + Adoption
  • Missions
  • Others

Ministries

The Christian Community Foundation exists to serve donors and ministries to facilitate the building of God's kingdom.

 

We want to encourage philanthropy and increase giving by seeking transformation of the city of Memphis. The following are links to Memphis area Christian non-profits or ministries grouped by areas of focus. Names are continually being added to this list, please check back frequently for updates. If you would like to have your organization listed, please contact us.

  • Youth
  • Pregnancy Counseling + Adoption
  • Family | Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Financial Management/Literacy
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Athletics
  • Juvenile Offenders & Prison
  • Campus
  • Missions
  • Others

Good News

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Kingdom Minded Giving

Who We Are

We are a Christian non-profit, community-based foundation whose purpose is to help others share resources in efficient and strategic ways. Since 1992, the Christian Community Foundation has granted nearly $500 million to thousands of non-profits. We are one of the largest grant makers in Memphis.

Services We Provide

Our primary product, a Christian Community Foundation donor advised fund, makes giving efficient, effective, flexible and easy. It is the equivalent of having your own foundation, but less expensive and, therefore, useful for anyone who gives more than once a year to multiple charities.

Get Started

With strategically low minimum fund balances and fees, starting your journey of generosity is easy. Opening a Christian Community Foundation donor advised fund is the first step to giving and can be accomplished quickly. Download the Donor Agreement and start today.

Give With Power

We believe generosity begins with the heart, but a computer can help. By using our DonorCentral Online Fund Access, donors can give easily – even on the go. You supply us with the specifics and we will take care of the rest.

Kingdom Minded Gift

Who We Are

We are a Christian non-profit, community-based foundation whose purpose is to help others share resources in efficient and strategic ways. Since 1998, the Hope Foundation has granted nearly $350 million to thousands of non-profits. We are one of the largest grant makers in Memphis.

Services We Provide

Our primary product, a Hope donor advised fund, makes giving efficient, effective, flexible and easy. It is the equivalent of having your own foundation, but less expensive and, therefore, useful for anyone who gives more than once a year to multiple charities.

Start Your Journey

With strategically low minimum fund balances and fees, starting your journey of generosity is easy. Opening a Hope donor advised fund is the first step to giving and can be accomplished quickly. Download the Donor Agreement and start today.

Give With Hope

We believe generosity begins with the heart, but a computer can help. By using our DonorCentral Online Fund Access, donors can give easily – even on the go. You supply us with the specifics and we will take care of the rest.

Mission Statement

The Hope for Memphis Fund’s mission is to fund efforts to create more sustainable and more effective Christian ministries and leaders who are seeking City transformation.

The Fund makes grants or loans from the surplus and earnings of Hope and from donations made to the Fund by others. As a result our continued growth and financial strength, all surplus funds earned from operations and fees from new donor advised funds are added to our Hope for Memphis Fund.  Grants or loans will be awarded based on the available balances in the Hope for Memphis fund at the time of consideration.

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Mission Statement

The Hope for Memphis Fund’s mission is to fund efforts to create more sustainable and more effective Christian ministries and leaders who are seeking City transformation.

The Fund makes grants or loans from the surplus and earnings of Hope and from donations made to the Fund by others. As a result our continued growth and financial strength, all surplus funds earned from operations and fees from new donor advised funds are added to our Hope for Memphis Fund.  Grants or loans will be awarded based on the available balances in the Hope for Memphis fund at the time of consideration.

About

The Christian Community Foundation is a non-profit, community-based foundation whose purpose is to help donors share their resources in efficient and strategic ways.  Founded in 1992 by Larry Lloyd, Hope has granted nearly $500 million to thousands of churches and ministries worldwide.

Establishing a Fund can be advantageous as you seek to become a better steward of the blessings God has entrusted to you.

We are a tax-exempt organization under 501 (c) 3 of the IRS code. That means donations made to any fund at the Foundation, or to the Foundation itself, are immediately tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

About

The Christian Community Foundation is a non-profit, community-based foundation whose purpose is to help donors share their resources in efficient and strategic ways.  Founded in 1998 by Larry Lloyd, Hope has granted nearly $500 million to thousands of churches and ministries worldwide.

Establishing a Fund can be advantageous as you seek to become a better steward of the blessings God has entrusted to you.

We are a tax-exempt organization under 501 (c) 3 of the IRS code. That means donations made to any fund at the Foundation, or to the Foundation itself, are immediately tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Core Beliefs

Our Mission

The Christian Community Foundation exists to serve Mid-South donors and ministries to facilitate the building of God’s kingdom in our community and throughout the world. Our mission is to encourage philanthropy and increase giving. We seek transformation of the city of Memphis through churches and ministries that combine Christian faith and Christian action.

Our Vision

We seek transformation of the city of Memphis through churches and ministries that combine Christian faith and Christian action. Our vision is the transformation of the city of Memphis through the building of God’s Kingdom in the following areas: Spiritual, Academic, Economic, Relational.

Our Values

The centrality of Christ in our mission The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament Ministry among the disadvantaged The people we serve

Our Beliefs

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the divine Word of God, the final and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Scriptures are infallible, that is without error.

The Staff

Rex Jones

Rex Jones

President
After 20 years of serving as President for Schilling Enterprises, Rex then left to go serve as director of advancement and president of the Eagle Foundation at Evangelical Christian School from 2006 to 2014. He has led mission trips to Honduras, Ukraine, Haiti and Nicaragua and served on various non-profit boards throughout Memphis, including Mid-America Theological Seminary, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Evangelical Christian School. Rex received an M.B.A. from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama. Rex is an elder at Harvest Church. He and his wife Leslie have three boys: Barrett, Harrison and Walker.
Brenda Brazley

Brenda Brazley

Donor Relations
Brenda grew up in the heart of the inner city of Memphis, TN. After graduating from Douglas High School, she traveled the world with her husband, a United States Army mechanic. After traveling the world they, and their four children returned to Memphis, where Brenda worked for Memphis City Schools. In 1998, Brenda joined the Christian Community Foundation where she is currently responsible for day-today administrative duties and donor relations. In addition to her four children, she has five grandchildren.
Shana South

Shana South

CPA-Chief Financial Officer
Shana grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She went on to study Accounting and received her bachelor degree from Arkansas State University. She joins the Christian Community Foundation team from CCL Label, Inc. where she was an Accounting Manager. One interesting fact about Shana is that before she worked at CCL, she was employed by the accounting firm formerly known as Cannon Ivy and worked with the Christian Community Foundation account in its infancy. Shana and her husband Todd have two children.

Board of Directors

Larry Lloyd

Memphis Leadership Foundation

Lauren W. Young

The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation

Bill Martin

Real Estate and Financial Consulting

John Dudas, Chairman

Belz Enterprises

Nancy Coe

Dominion Partners

Harry Smith

Retired

Kirk Bailey

Pinnacle Bank

Douglas Skipworth

CrestCore Realty

Sarah Haizlip

Summit Asset Management

Hamp Holcomb

Strategic Financial Partners

John Laughlin

Summit Asset Management

Howard Eddings

RedZone Ministries

Floyd Tyler

Preserver Partners

Fred Davis

Fred Davis Insurance

C. Kemmons Wilson, Jr.

Kemmons Wilson Corporation

Ken Edmundson

Edmundson Northstar Companies LLC

Kim Gaskill

Gaskill Strategies, LLC

Shelley Hill

Neighborhood Christian Center

Brad Crawford

Diversified Trust Company

Roshun Austin

The Works CDC

Bryan Miller

Lee Green

Financial Resource Management

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