Letter from Staff
We are proud to present our 2017 KWFF Impact Report. Recognizing that we all need to work together to effect change, Mayor Strickland made a call to action for city government, nonprofits, and the faith sectors to prioritize investing in our youth through literacy and mentoring initiatives and our community through the beautification and revitalization of our neighborhoods. We are proud to report we were able to leverage our impact in Education, Youth, Health, and Community through investments in highly effective nonprofit organizations working collaboratively to change the local landscape of poverty and opportunity. At the end of 2017, 12,000 more Memphians were employed compared to 2016; 1,000 new volunteers decided to regularly read to a child in the Shelby County school system; mentorship showed growth due to increased awareness and training programs; the health of individuals and communities improved through disease research and control; eradication of food and healthcare disparities; the addition of green spaces; and many neighborhood revitalization projects. Annually, KWFF partners with 50+ nonprofit organizations to create sustainable, positive change for our city. We hope you enjoy reading a few of the success stories we have highlighted in this year's Impact Report.
Carrie, Lee, and Baylee