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COVID-19: Times are tough, but our communities are tougher. Learn more about how you and your neighbors can play a part in tackling community challenges.

 

In 2019, the City of Memphis and Shelby County will celebrate our 200th anniversary and embrace our next 100 years--our New Century of Soul. We’re inviting the world to join us as we honor our story and the next chapter that is about to be written. It’s time to engage our next generation of innovators, artists, and leaders to create our region’s future. And that includes you.

The New Century of Soul Challenge is driven by community. It’s your chance to create projects of lasting impact in your neighborhoods--it could be new park benches or a community garden. As long as your project is a physical installation within the Shelby County borders you can start fundraising today for potential dollar-for-dollar matchings funds up to $10,000.

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Donations are no longer being matched, but are still appreciated! Support a project below:

  • Dog Park Water Fountain

    Sea Isle Dog Park Water Fountain

    Dogs play  hard!  It's hot and dogs are thirsty. Let's give them their own water fountain. The city and county will match every donation dollar for dollar.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335
  • Mimosa Pocket Park Pilot

    Turn a piece of pavement into a neighborhood asset while making the street safer.

    NEEDS: $0 of 8,799
  • Site Plan

    Treadwell Nature Playground

    Will you join us to create a safe and engaging way for our kids to explore nature and have fun? We need your help!

    NEEDS: $0 of 20,635 + Volunteers
  • Grahamwood Artistic School Zones and Safety Plan

    Grahamwood Elementary wishes to make it safer for children to get to school. They will make the school zone visible by painting it, making artistic crosswalks, and installing flashing school zone lights.

    NEEDS: $0 of 15,500 + Volunteers
  • Garden Example, Tobacco Brown

    South Memphis Future & Funk Community Garden

    An Afrofuturistic-themed community garden and celebration that reimagines equitable housing and the importance of community and home in the Lauderdale Subdivision of South Memphis.

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,720 + Volunteers
  • Carnes Butterfly Garden Fence

    We want to build a low garden fence to transition the railroad corridor located on Decatur Street into our Carnes Butterfly Garden.

    NEEDS: $0 of 348 + Volunteers