MISSION: Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs.

VISION: Uniting the community through service.

MIFA was founded in 1968 in an unprecedented cooperative effort uniting church and community leaders to confront the growing issues of poverty, hunger, and social division in Memphis. Created in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, MIFA began as a volunteer-driven advocacy agency and has evolved into a broad-based, professional, social service nonprofit organization.

goals: MIFA’s FY 2017 – FY 2019 strategic plan focus areas:

Serve:  Continue responding to the prevailing needs of our community.

Excel:  Work to continuously improve in the areas of program performance, staff achievement and training,  and technology.

Celebrate: The plan culminates in MIFA’s milestone 50th anniversary when we will celebrate our legacy as an organization created and sustained by volunteers and uniquely interfaith in our founding and vision.


MIFA Meals on Wheels – Deliver a smile and a hot lunch to homebound seniors.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman – Advocate for the rights of nursing home  and assisted living facility residents.

Skilled engagement – Assist with special projects by contributing your professional expertise.


Charitable gifts of cash, stock or securities from corporations, foundations, individuals, faith and civic groups provide valuable services to our neighbors.

Corporations & Foundations:

Angela Bledsoe (901) 529-4571


Dorothy Lane McClure (901) 529-4523

Faith Groups:

Linda Marks (901) 529-4560

Matching Gifts:

Double or triple your donation if your company has a matching gift program. 

Tribute Gifts:

Honor family and friends with tributes commemorating special events and occasions.

Monthly Giving:

Ensure MIFA receives your ongoing support as a sustainable source of income.

Planned Giving:

Name MIFA as a beneficiary of your estate.