Leadership, Service & Entrepreneurship

Philanthropic Literacy

Learning the Art of Leadership & Community Impact Through Philanthropic Gifts

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  • Philanthropic Literacy Board

    One of the cornerstones of Hutchison Invests is the Philanthropic Literacy Board. Upper school girls build and manage an endowment fund and then determine how to distribute grants to Memphis-area nonprofits. Participating on the board, girls will learn about the formidable responsibilities that come with how and why particular projects and organizations receive funding.

Hutchison Community Service Endowment Fund

The Hutchison Community Service Endowment Fund offers a unique 21st century learning experience for upper school girls. Through direct involvement with the decision making processes that accompany managing a grant dispersal fund, girls develop skills in financial literacy and a lifelong understanding of the powerful responsibilities that come with how and why particular projects and organizations receive funding. The goal of the Community Service Endowment Fund is to generate interest income distributed to Memphis-area nonprofits. Girls administering the grants serve on the Philanthropic Literacy Board and work with The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis to make wise investments, solicit requests for proposals, evaluate applicants, and manage the grants once they are awarded.

Apply for a 2019 Grant

Hutchison’s student-run Philanthropic Literacy Board is pleased to announce this year they will choose to distribute grants to Memphis nonprofits that will aid in the mission to target infant mortality.

Memphis experiences an abnormally high infant mortality rate, 9.3 infant deaths per 1,000 live births as of 2016, because many do not have access to the resources needed to increase chances of survival for their children. Their board's mission is to fund and research programs that inform parents about the health risks prevalent before and after preterm births.
The Committee will award one or more grants totaling a maximum of $5,000. The deadline for this application is to apply by noon on February 8, 2019.
Hutchison is the leading private girls school in Memphis for ages 2 years old through twelfth grade.