With a giving plan in place, you can create opportunities for increased generosity.


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Empowered Givers

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to GOD. – Hebrews 13:16

For more than 30 years, the Christian Community Foundation has helped community-minded people in Memphis and beyond reach their philanthropic goals and consider how their gifts can be an act of worship.

Through our donors, we’ve granted millions of dollars to churches, Christian ministries, and nonprofit organizations across the country; spanning service areas that meet spiritual and physical needs. We believe that God-inspired strategic, generous and impactful giving can transform Memphis and the world – and we’d love for you to join us in this calling.

Guided by our

Core Tenets


When you have a plan in place, your gifts can flow more freely. Our donors find that donor-advised fund planning creates opportunities to prioritize giving and maximize impact.


We care more about what flows out of your donor-advised fund than what is invested into it. Our donors are encouraged to use their funds to give generously to organizations close to their hearts. 


We want to give in ways that create change in lives and hearts, pouring the love of Christ into our world. A donor-advised fund rooted in strategy and generosity can help you maximize your giving impact. 

Giving is more than signing a check. It’s an act of worship – an investment in the future of God’s Kingdom on Earth. If you want to give in a more strategic, generous and impactful way, we can help you get started. 

Getting Started

Opening a donor-advised fund with CCF is as easy as making a phone call. You can connect with us directly today to get started. Or, talk with your trusted financial advisor about adding a donor-advised fund to your portfolio – we can work with the advisor of your choice. 

or (901) 682-6201

Thinking About Giving?

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of GOD’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10

We’re here to help you revitalize your perception of charitable giving, and we write content monthly to help you do just that. Check out a few of our recent posts for guidance and inspiration.

  • How to incorporate giving into life’s rhythms
    Patterns create habits, and like a muscle becomes stronger as it’s continually flexed, your habits become more steadfast as you repeat them in your… Read more: How to incorporate giving into life’s rhythms
  • A look back at Hope for Memphis in 2023
    Did you know by having a fund at the Christian Community Foundation, you’re giving back to your community beyond what you grant individually? The Hope for Memphis Fund grant utilizes surplus funds from operations and fees from all donor-advised funds to create more sustainable, effective Christian ministries and leaders who are seeking city-wide transformation.
  • Five questions to ask your financial advisor about giving
    When giving, it’s important to have all your ducks in a row. The process can be arduous (completing forms, gathering paperwork for tax season, etc.), but by asking your financial advisor the right questions, you can be more prepared to maximize your giving strategy to its full potential. Here are a few questions to consider asking your financial advisor before beginning your giving journey.

Communal Giving:

The Hope For Memphis Fund

The Hope for Memphis Fund is a core function of CCF – it is unique to our organization and was developed at the time of our founding.  

The Hope for Memphis Fund makes grants or loans from the surplus and earnings of CCF and from donations made to the Hope for Memphis Fund by others. Christian ministries in Memphis whose work furthers the Kingdom here on earth are able to apply for capacity-building grants from the Hope for Memphis Fund, allowing them to efficiently and effectively expand their work and spread the Gospel. Its ultimate mission is to create more sustainable and more effective Christian ministries and leaders who are seeking city transformation.

Why does this matter to our donors? Your investment through CCF and our judicious budgeting make the Hope for Memphis Fund possible. While your donor-advised fund grows tax-free, it also pools resources into the Hope for Memphis Fund with other similarly minded fundholders, creating grant opportunities for Christian organizations in our city.