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WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth is a directory of nonprofit organizations in the greater Memphis area. Discover organizations that are working on issues important to you. You can not only find information about their mission, staff and board, major programs, and finances, but also donate to support their work.

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New Ballet Ensemble

“New Ballet Ensemble & School brings children together from throughout the community, offering a professional standard of dance training regardless of the ability to pay. At our Cooper-Young studio we’ve expanded our mission to become a Creative Youth Development organization with a holistic program to help young people advance and mature not only as dancers, but as students, and as individuals.”  - Katie Smythe, Founder, CEO & Artistic Director

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The Assisi Foundation of Memphis

Our guiding principles begin and end with respect, compassion, service, and stewardship for our community and one another. We strive to effectively and to the best of our abilities, allocate resources to support the diverse needs of our community in a way that improves the quality of life for all.

Since our formation in 1994 from the sale of St. Francis Hospital, The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. (The Foundation) has awarded more than $150 million to nonprofit organizations serving people located primarily in the Greater Memphis area. 

The Foundation primarily funds organizations providing services in our areas of focus.

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