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Memphis Nonprofits to Know About

Memphis, we love you. You have repeatedly ranked as one of the most philanthropic cities in the U.S., and we see you giving financially and volunteering your time at Memphis nonprofits to make big things happen for people across our city.

Keep up that good work, and consider learning more and giving to some of the incredible non-profits we’re big fans of:

animal rescue

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Memphis Animal Services

Memphis Animal Services offers a wide range of programs & services; including the sheltering of lost and homeless animals, pet adoption and placement, spay/neuter programs, handling of animal control complaints & bite cases, dog licensing, cruelty investigations, public information/humane education, and more.

Memphis Humane Society

The Memphis Humane Society works to save the lives of animals that have been injured, abused, and neglected; prevent animal cruelty; and enrich the human experience through animal companionship.

Streetdog Foundation

Streetdog Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to saving the lives of dogs and enriching the lives of people. Streetdog Foundation works to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home stray and abandoned dogs in the Memphis, TN area

arts organizations

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The CLTV

The CLTV is a black arts organization working to uplift black voices and black art, and empower black communities.

Crosstown Arts

Crosstown Arts is a non-profit contemporary arts organization dedicated to further cultivating the creative community in Memphis.

Child and Family Services:

Agape

To be a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to providing children and families with healthy homes.

Life Choices Memphis

Life Choices of Memphis is dedicated helping women make life-affirming decisions for their unborn babies.

Community Development:

JUICE Orange Mound

JUICE Orange Mound exists to unite, empower, and support each resident in HISTORIC Orange Mound, through finding and funding innovative ideas within the community.

 

Education/Youth Organizations:

Photo: Streets Ministries

Code Crew

CodeCrew empowers and mentors youth and adults from underrepresented communities to be tech innovators and leaders through practical, hands-on computer science training.

Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-up (JIFF)

JIFF’s mission is to break the destructive cycle of juvenile crime through Christ-centered intervention.

Lite Memphis

Equipping African-American/Latinx students with 21st-century skills to create wealth.

Every student deserves an enriching summer experience, and family income shouldn’t stand in the way of that opportunity.

Memphis Teacher Residency

Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) is a faith-based, non-profit organization founded in 2009 to recruit, train, and support effective teachers in a Christian context.

Memphis Athletic Ministries

Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) exists to coach, grow, and lead the youth of Memphis by helping them discover their identity in Christ and their purpose in the community.

Streets Ministries

Streets Ministries, through the love of Jesus Christ, engages, encourages, and equips youth to achieve their potential by realizing their God-given purpose.

Health & Wellness:

Church Health Center

Church Health seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits.

Homelessness:

Community Alliance for the Homeless

This organization is a private, non-profit entity that provides planning, technical assistance, and service coordination to public and private agencies who are working to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County.

Merge Memphis

Merge Memphis works to help those in need by finding homes, and providing clothes and food for those that are affected by homelessness.

Hunger Relief:

Mid-South Food Bank

The Mid-South Food Bank changes lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.

Neighborhood Christian Center

The mission of Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is to guide those in need toward stability and sustainability through compassionate Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs.

immigration and refugee relief

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World Relief Memphis

World Relief Memphis has been serving people from all over the world since 2012, offering refugee resettlement, employment, legal, and language learning services. With 100+ students from over 28 countries, ranging from Venezuela to Kenya, W.R.M. seeks to understand, respect, and empower those individuals to build upon their new-found freedoms.

Community Legal Center

From civil matters, such as divorce, adoption, and tenant disputes, to legal services like Adjustment Of Status, T-Visa obtainment, and more, the Community Legal Center works to represent immigrants who live within the jurisdiction of the Memphis Immigration Court

Multinational Ministries

As the oldest and largest refugee/immigrant ministry in Memphis, it’s no surprise that immigrants from all over the world come to Multinational Memphis in hopes of finding community and support for their transition in life.

Las Americas

Las Americas provides our city’s only Youth Development Center that focuses on helping Latino youth immerse themselves into their new communities.

Their presence in 13 Shelby County Schools, providing ESL tutoring, coupled with weekly outreach events, character building programs, and more helps move their mission—”to provide a safe place for Latino youth and families to develop healthy minds, bodies and spirits for long-term success in America”—forward.

Su Casa Family Ministries

Su Casa Memphis has been bridging the gap between first generation Hispanic immigrants and resident Memphians since its birth in 2005 when it was developed in response to the problem of language barriers. With their two main programs, Adult English Classes and a faith-based, bilingual pre-school program for 1-4 year olds, they aid the Latino immigrant community by offering hands-on instruction to help them better connect with the greater Memphis community.

Mariposas Collective

Hundreds of migrant families seeking asylum pass through, and settle down, in Memphis each year—and Mariposas Collective, a grassroots group driven by loving our neighbors, provides relief in the form of meals, clothing, toys for the children, toiletries, translators, and more

Latino Memphis

Since its beginning in 1995, Latino Memphis has grown to be largest Latino-serving nonprofit in West Tennessee—offering services through four key programs, El CentroAbrienda PuertasDerechos, and Tu Voz, to assist with matters concerning health, education, community engagement, immigration services, and more.

Memphis Refugee Empowerment Program

From supporting youth through mentorship and after-school enrichment programs to providing citizenship preparedness support for adults, and cultural integration services for those who want to learn how to serve their neighbors better, R.E.P is educating, encouraging, and equipping our citizens with the resources to maintain our melting pot.

Midsouth Immigration Advocates

Mid-South Immigration Advocates is the first nonprofit law firm in the region whose sole focus is to provide free and affordable immigration representation to low-income clients.

Asha’s Refuge

The objective of their work is to educate, help, and love on our new locals via specially curated, skill-based programming that bridges communities. From Arts, Cooking, and Crafts to Career Coaching and Counseling, their work not only allows space for our community to embrace more diversity, but provides an outlet for foreigners to further their adaption.

job skills and training

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Advance Memphis

The mission of Advance Memphis is to empower adults in South Memphis to break cycles of unemployment, establish economic stability, reconcile relationships, and restore dignity through knowledge, resources, and skills by the power of Jesus Christ.

Tech901

Tech901 was founded in 2015 by community development and business leaders with a goal of training a Memphis workforce to meet local I.T. hiring needs.

Legal Services:

Mid-South Peace and Justice Center

Founded in 1982, the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center is a multi-issue, multi-race organization whose mission is to engage, organize, and mobilize communities to realize social justice through nonviolent action.

Just City

The mission of Just City is to advance policies and programs within Shelby County and the State of Tennessee that strengthen the right to counsel and mitigate the damage caused to families and neighborhoods as a result of contact with the criminal justice system.

LGBTQA:

OUTMemphis

OUTMemphis empowers, connects, educates, and advocates for the LGBT community of the Mid-South.

My Sistah’s House

My Sistah’s House acts as a one-stop-shop to provide educational resources, social services, sexual health services, and more to the transgender community.

Senior Citizen Care:

MIFA

MIFA’s mission is to support the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs.

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