Privacy Statement

This website is owned and operated by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a grant maker, community resource, and philanthropic partner to local individuals, families, and organizations. The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website and subscribers to our electronic newsletters.

Personal Information

Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis with your personal information is an act of trust. When you visit or, you remain anonymous, as we do not require registration to view our website or access information.

We will request information through online forms used to register for events. The Foundation does not share or make public any personal information gathered through our website.

If you are a Community Foundation of Greater Memphis fund holder and you use DonorCentral, our online system, you provide personal information to authenticate your identity. That information is only used on this site and is not distributed or sold to any other party or site. The DonorCentral portal's data is protected in transit by a TLS connection encrypted with minimum 128 bit ciphers, using a RapidSSL SHA2-signed certificate. The application is protected by a web application firewall that mitigates the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities.

Public Information

Under IRS Code, the following Foundation documents are public information: 

  • Exemption letter from the IRS (viewable here)
  • Approved application for exemption with supporting documentation (available for public inspection by request)
  • IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules for the past three years.

    • The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will make available for public inspection the last three years of the IRS Form 990 and IRS Form 990-T (if applicable). If the request is made in person, the documents will be provided on the same day when possible. If the request is made in writing, the documents will be provided within seven days. Email Vice President of Finance or call him at (901) 728-4600 with questions concerning these documents. Electronic copies are available online at no charge at

You may view the last five years of Audited Annual Financial Statements here.

Lists of our donors, other than those published in the Annual Report, are not available to the public. We do not reveal the name of anonymous donors to the recipient of a grant.

Third Party Sites

Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.


If at any time you wish to stop receiving the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ electronic newsletters or other communications, or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. The Community Foundation will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events or other information.

Questions and Comments

We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the Foundation, please send an email to info [at] cfgm [dot] org or write to:

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
ATTN: Marketing & Communications, Privacy Policy
1900 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Public social media policy

In the interest of making our social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and our websites – both for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and for GiVE 365 Memphis – a helpful experience for everyone, we've established a few rules and expectations for being on our online properties. Failure to follow these rules may result in your posts or comments being taken down by our administrator. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please feel free to contact us at (901) 722-0056.

We welcome your questions about our various financial and grant making tools. However, for your safety and ours, we will remove any post that reveals your individual financial or contact information. If you'd like to have some specific questions answered, please contact us at (901) 728-4600. We will get back to you quickly.


Any posts, pictures, tweets, videos, or questions you place on our websites, our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or other social media streams are considered the copyrighted property of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and can be used again in our other marketing materials or online.

Any personal contact information you provide to us may be gathered to create our mailing list for future communications. However, we will not share your data with our grant recipients or any other outside party.

The Community Foundation reserves the right to edit or remove your posts if they:

  • verbally harass, demean, or slander other members of our online community, or the Community Foundation itself;
  • use ethnic slurs, personal insults, obscenity, or other offensive language;
  • discuss matters that aren't relevant to the mission of the Foundation;
  • plagiarize other writers or websites without a link back to the original post;
  • post the same message multiple times;
  • post chain letters;
  • post promotions or self-promotional items;
  • offer personal contact information for yourself or others in a public in a post or comment;
  • reveal your personal financial information or the financial information of others;
  • solicit donations or other types of contributions. 

People who post or comment on our websites or social media properties are legally responsible for their opinions, comments, or content. Individuals can be held personally liable by third parties for any commentary deemed to be defamatory; obscene; proprietary to, or owned by, others; or libelous to the Community Foundation, its suppliers/partners or any other person or entity. For these reasons, those who post should exercise caution with regard to exaggeration, colorful language, guesswork, obscenity, materials used in content, conclusions, images and/or video, and derogatory remarks or characterizations. In addition, those who post should at all times be mindful that, given advances in technology, opinions, comments or content will remain public, and will be archived, stored and retrievable, indefinitely.

If you are employed by a donor or a grant recipient organization, and are posting on their behalf on any of our online properties, we ask that you properly identify yourself, so that you are not mistaken for a third party endorser.