Our Impact

Since 2001, we have invested more than $40 million in three strategic focus areas related to youth development: 

  1. Innovative K-12 education programming
  2. High-impact health and fitness initiatives
  3. Expanded platforms for youth mentoring

All as a means to help prepare every student in Memphis for success in college, career and life.

Chandler Parsons Donation

Grizzlies guard Chandler Parsons teamed up with MIFA to donate $25,000 to help deserving families pay for their rent. 

The Importance of Mentoring

Mike Conley spoke about the importance of mentoring and the effects it has on us, especially our youth.  

Advocate for Reading

The Grizzlies Read to Achieve program, presented by International Paper in association with KPMG is an incentive-driven initiative that motivates students to develop a life-long love for reading and promotes the value of literacy.

Students taking part in this year’s celebration read at least 6 books in 6 weeks

53 schools and more than 12,500 students from across the Mid-South participated in the challenge.

Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Program

Grizzlies Prep Ford Scholars go behind the scenes with Andre Fields, a student of the Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School, as he takes us through a day in the life of the Grizzlies Scholars Program, in partnership with Mid-South Ford Dealers.

Donation to Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

Mike Conley along with his family announced a half million-dollar donation to support the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Methodist University Hospital. 

Inspired by the health challenges of his two cousins living with sickle cell disease, Conley partnered with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 2011 to create a dedicated medical environment to meet the needs of these patients. Conley has been a supporter of the Center for nearly 10 years, hosting multiple events including the annual Mike Conley Bowl ‘N Bash where he gathers the Memphis community for a fun afternoon of bowling while raising money and awareness for sickle cell research.