How will you serve Memphis this March? (Photo: Carpenter Art Garden)

Memphis Nonprofits to Know About

Memphis, we love you. You have repeatedly ranked as one of the most philanthropic cities in the U.S.

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 incredible Memphis Nonprofits that we’re big fans of:

Memphis Nonprofits: Animal Services

Photo: 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.

Photo: Memphis Humane

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.

Photo: 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.

Memphis Nonprofits: Community Development

Photo: JUICE Orange Mound

JUICE Orange Mound exists to unite, empower, and support each resident in Orange Mound. 

Photo: BDC Memphis

The BDC revitalizes the historic Binghampton neighborhood and improves the quality of life for the people of the community.

Photo: Carpenter Art Garden

Carpenter Art Garden  works with the children of Binghampton to promote each one’s creativity and self-worth through exposure to artistic, educational, and vocational programs.

Memphis Nonprofits: Environmental

Photo: Clean Memphis takes Compass kids on a field trip to TO State Fuller Park

Clean Memphis educates youth, engages leadership and empowers communities to sustain a cleaner Memphis.

Photo: Memphis City Beautiful

Memphis City Beautiful focuses on litter prevention, waste reduction and beautification programs. 

Photo: Project Green Fork

Project Green Fork contributes to a more sustainable mid-south by helping reduce environmental impacts with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants. 

Memphis Nonprofits: Health & Wellness

Photo: Church Health

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

Memphis Nonprofits: Immigration and Refugee Relief

Las Americas provides a safe place for latino youth and families to develop minds, spirits, and long-term success in America. 

Photo: Su Casa

Su Casa is a place of safety and connection for both the Latino immigrant community and the broader Memphis community.

Photo: 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.

Photo: Mariposas

Mariposas Collective is a grassroots group formed of a collective of folks assisting migrant families in our communities.

Photo: Latino Memphis

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.

Photo: Multinational Memphis

Immigrants from all over the world come to Multinational Memphis in hopes of finding community and support for their transition in life.

From supporting youth through mentorship and after-school enrichment programs to providing citizenship preparedness support for adults. 

Photo: Mid-South 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

Memphis Nonprofits: Legal Services

Photo: Mid-South Peace and Justice Center

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.

Photo: Just City

Just City advances 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.

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Photo: Crosstown Arts Resident Vitus Shell (@theshellofvitus)

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

Photo: Tone Memphis

Tone champions black arts & culture in Memphis. 

Photo: WYXR Memphis

WYXR provides a musical, cultural, and artistic platform  

Memphis Nonprofits: Education/Youth Services

Make an Impact in Memphis Schools

Do you believe education is the key ingredient in improving the lives of children?
Photo: Memphis Athletic Ministries

Memphis Athletic Ministries exists to grow, coach, and lead the youth of Memphis. 

Photo: JIFF Memphis

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

Photo: Streets Ministries

Streets provides a safe, enriching after-school environment in the communities they serve. 

Photo: Stax Music Academy

Stax Music Academy continues the legacy of Stax by nurturing the musicians of tomorrow. 

Photo: Code Crew

Code Crew mentors youth to be tech innovators and leaders through practical, hands-on computer science education programs. 

Photo: MTR

Memphis Teacher Residency recruits, trains, and and supports effective teachers in a Christian context. 

Photo: Porter Leath

Porter-Leath empowers children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal, and independent lifestyle.

Memphis Nonprofits: Child and Family Services

Photo: Agape

Agape is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to providing children and families with healthy homes. 

Photo: Life Choices

Life Choices is a safe, confidential, and FREE pregnancy help medical center offering factual information about all your options. 

Youth Villages’ foster care program strives to help children, who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. We provide foster parents with in-depth training, 24-hour support and monthly financial reimbursements to help offset the cost of adding a child to the household. Our goal is to give children the chance to become part of a loving, nurturing foster family until they and their birth families are ready to be reunified.

Memphis Nonprofits: Homelessness

Community Alliance for the Homeless (CAFTH) leads effective community practices to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County.

Photo: Merge Memphis

Merge Memphis’ provides underserved women of the Mid South area with safe emergency shelter and housing and provide wrap around services need to assist them to self sufficiency.

Memphis Nonprofits: Hunger Relief

Photo: Mid-South Food Bank

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

Photo: Neighborhood Christian Center

Neighborhood Christian Centers guides those in need toward stability and sustainability through compassionate Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs.

Memphis Nonprofits: Job Skills and Training

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.

Photo: 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.

Memphis Nonprofits: LGBTQA+

Photo: Out Memphis

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.

Memphis Nonprofits: Senior Citizen Care

Photo: MIFA

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

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