Our Donors are Powering Giving in Memphis

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. Therefore, it is 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. Therefore, it is useful for anyone who gives more than once a year to more than one charity or faith-based organization.

63

million grants given

2020-2021
30

million given to Memphis nonprofits

2020-2021
41

million given to faith-based nonprofits

2020-2021
720

million grants given

since inception

Get started

Below you'll find a variety of forms to help you begin. If you have any questions regarding these forms or which you need to complete, please contact CCF's director of donor relations Stephanie Jones at stephanie@ccfmemphis.com or call 901-682-6201.

About us

The Christian Community Foundation is a nonprofit empowering strategic and impactful giving. Since our founding in 1992, CCF, along with our family of givers, has granted millions to charities, ministries and organizations around the U.S. worldwide. It is our vision to transform Memphis and the world through God-inspired giving to Christian ministries and academic, economic and relational nonprofit organizations. CCF exists to help our family of givers give!

About

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

Establishing a donor-advised 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

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.

Our Impact

27
years of service
700
million in gifts from donors
575
million in grants to charities
2.8
million given back

Ministries

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 nonprofits 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 and Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Financial Management/Literacy
  • Health Care
  • Athletics
  • Juvenile Offenders and Prison
  • Pregnancy Counseling and 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 nonprofits 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 and Adoption
  • Family and Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Financial Management/Literacy
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Athletics
  • Juvenile Offenders and Prison
  • Campus
  • Missions
  • Others

Good News

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Kingdom-Minded Giving

Who We Are

We are a Christian nonprofit, 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 $575 million to thousands of nonprofits. We are one of the largest grantmakers 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 much less expensive. Therefore, it is 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 nonprofit, 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 nonprofits. We are one of the largest grantmakers 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 much less expensive. Therefore, it is 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 and more

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 of 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 of 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.

Annual Power of Giving Celebration 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, Christian Community Foundation gathered together with its army of givers for its Annual Power of Giving Celebration. More than 150 attendees celebrated CCF at the Memphis Botanic Gardens as president Rex Jones and board members presented on the state of the organization. At the event, Lauren Wilson-Young, board member and founder of Sweet LaLa's Bakery, spoke about her family's history with the city of Memphis and the importance of giving back.

CCF also announced a new fund at the event. The NexGen fund is a new way for donors to develop a strategy for generosity with and for their friends and family members. Existing donors with an account can open a NexGen fund, without the regular minimum balance, and transfer money from their current account in an effort to further the next generation of donors and introduce them to the joys of giving.

 

Note: CCF's 2020 Annual Power of Giving Celebration is postponed until Oct. 2021.

Our staff

Rex Jones

Rex Jones

President
After 20 years of serving as president for Schilling Enterprises, Rex then left to 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 nonprofit 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.
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.
Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones

Director of Donor Relations
Stephanie received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Memphis, and has more than 20 years of experience in budgeting, financial analysis and accounting. As director of donor relations, she is most excited about the overall vision of the organization. Her goal is to educate people about what it means to be a Kingdom giver in a way that is authentic and transparent. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her high school sweetheart and husband, Malvin, and their three daughters Autumn, Ashley and Sequoia.

Board of Directors

Brad Crawford

John Dudas

Tom Dyer

Howard Edding

Ken Edmundson

Mark Forrester

Robert Frazee

Lee Greene

Sarah Haizlip

Hamp Holcomb

Bill Martin

Bryan Miller

Jimmy Murphy

Kevin Redd

Douglass Skipworth

Ben Smith

Harry Smith

Michael Stockburger

Cheri Wells

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