The mission of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis is to encourage philanthropy and foster leadership among women, and support programs that enable women and children to reach their full potential.

Vision for the Future

The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis is the agent for change committed to a community of well-being and prosperity, where women live in sufficiency, strength, and safety, sharing their leadership and empowering their children.

Goals for the Upcoming Year

• Enhance our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, a model for poverty reduction and measurement through the continued coordination and allocation of grants that collectively impact the prosperity of Memphis.

• Amplify our influence as an essential driving force for a greater Memphis in building our capacity to lift women and families to self-sufficiency and eradicate multi-generational poverty.

• Increase funding and community support from individuals, foundations, government, corporations, and special events.

Fundraising Events

All proceeds raised at special events are dedicated to the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan to reduce poverty in the zip code 38126. Our grant- making and and special initiatives promote economic security for nearly 16,500 women and children annually.

Listed are dates of upcoming fundraisers:

Legends Award Reception- April 12, 2018 

Annual Tribute Luncheon- April 26, 2018

Power of the Purse Auction- October 2018

Ways to Give

We need your support to break the generational cycle of poverty in Memphis. You may give via check, credit card, or monthly automatic withdrawal. Honor or memorialize an important person in your life or send holiday cards. Designate WFGM as a beneficiary of stock, life insurance, IRA or your estate. We gratefully accept in-kind donations and sponsorships. No amount is too small or too large. It is only important that we all participate in supporting the prosperity of Memphis.


about us

annual revenue: $2.4 million

Number of employees: 10

established: 1995

sources of funding

Individuals: 33%

Corporations: 49%

Special Events:  18%


One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main St., Suite 2380

Memphis, TN 38103