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Memphis Non-profits To Know About

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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 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:

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 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:

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

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

Child and Family Services:

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

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

Community Development:

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:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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:

With services like reproductive health visits, fertility assistance, LGBTQ+ sexual health visits, transgender healthcare, and more, CHOICES is dedicated to providing patient-centered medical care, and championing sexual and reproductive rights.

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

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide


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

Hunger Relief:

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

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.

Job Skills and Training:

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 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:

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.

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.


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

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

This is a growing list that we are committed to updating! If you have suggestions for additions, leave them in the comments.

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