Our Mission
At the Hyde Family Foundation, we are deeply committed to the transformation and betterment of Memphis.
Our unwavering commitment lies in empowering both the exceptional individuals and impactful programs that are driving real, positive changes within our community. As we strive to create a world-class, 21st-century city, we recognize the significance of effective public policy, and we take on a leadership role in advocating for the necessary transformations.

Our approach revolves around identifying, nurturing, and supporting high-impact initiatives that contribute significantly to the growth and prosperity of Memphis. To ensure comprehensive progress, we focus on four key areas of influence:

High Quality Education
We believe that education is the cornerstone of a thriving society. Our efforts are dedicated to supporting educational initiatives that equip the youth with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to succeed. By investing in innovative educational programs, we aim to empower the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers.
Vibrant Spaces & Communities
Memphis is not just a city; it is our home. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all residents by creating vibrant spaces and fostering strong, connected communities. By investing in community development projects, we strive to make Memphis a place where people are proud to live, work, and play.
Thriving Arts & Culture
Art and culture play a pivotal role in shaping a city’s identity and fostering creativity and innovation. We support initiatives that enrich Memphis’s cultural landscape, providing opportunities for artists and creators to flourish and enabling residents to experience the transformative power of the arts.
Engaged Leadership & Civic Pride
Strong leadership and civic engagement are vital components of a successful community. We work tirelessly to promote engaged leadership, encouraging individuals from all walks of life to actively participate in the betterment of Memphis. Through collaborative efforts, we aim to instill a sense of civic pride and ownership, driving collective progress.

our commitment

The Hyde Family Foundation focuses support on high-impact programs that develop new knowledge, improve public policy, nurture civic creativity, strengthen institutional foundations and engage the public. The ultimate goal is a better, more progressive Memphis. To get there, we strive to achieve specific outcomes with our funding:
  • Recruit actively engaged public and private partners who have the capital, influence, time and energy to effect change.
  • Collaborate with partners to develop imaginative programs with measurable objectives.
  • Cultivate and promote progressive solutions to community issues.
  • Seek opportunities to strengthen the philanthropy of others. Establish a change network that allows high-impact programs to learn from each other and breed new forces of progress.
  • Support community leaders who understand that demographics do not equal destiny.
  • Maintain a set of best practices in grant making that are replicable in other cities.
  • Lead the movement to broaden the city’s vision for itself.
With a clear vision and a dedicated team, the Hyde Family Foundation endeavors to bring positive, lasting change to Memphis.
Together with our community partners, we strive to build a future where opportunity, prosperity, and inclusivity are accessible to all.

Join us on this transformative journey as we work hand-in-hand with the people of Memphis to build a better, brighter tomorrow. Together, we can shape a thriving, world-class city that serves as a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.