Foundation Transition

June 14, 2023

The Foundation is excited to begin a new journey of growth, enrichment, and community development in the lives of West Tennesseans. 

Since 1985, The Foundation has served Jackson, Madison County, and the West Tennessee community in partnership with the local health system. While the health system has made the decision to no longer assist with The Foundation’s overhead costs, we will continue to carry out our mission to enhance the quality of life throughout West Tennessee. Our resolve is stronger than ever to positively impact our region, and we look forward to sharing more about our exciting future in the coming weeks.

The Foundation continues to operate as normal, and our procedures for donations and payment requests are the same. All funds and assets remain under Foundation management and will continue to be held for the purpose designated by the donor. Foundation staff are available to assist donors and fund representatives with any questions or concerns. 

For more information, contact Beth Koffman at (731) 984-2144 or by email at or visit

The Foundation was founded in 1985 to strengthen the health and well-being of our region by serving as a catalyst for positive changes in healthcare, education, the arts, and other causes. It enhances the quality of life for local residents by overseeing $52 million in assets distributed among 495 funds, which support programs, initiatives, and organizations serving rural West Tennessee.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen to current funds/money held at The Foundation?
All funds and assets remain under Foundation management and will continue to be held for the purpose designated by the donor.  

How does this change affect The Foundation’s operations?
While West Tennessee Healthcare will no longer provide financial support to The Foundation to assist with overhead expenses, all Foundation operations and procedures will remain unchanged.

Will the donation process change?
No, you can still make donations securely online. Please make checks payable to "The Foundation" or "Community Foundation of West Tennessee." Cash and checks can be dropped off at the office or mailed to 74 Directors Row, Jackson, TN 38305.  

Can I still submit payment/grant requests?
Yes, all disbursement procedures remain the same. You can continue to submit payment/grant requests via email or online through The Foundation portal. Paper requests can be dropped off at the office at 74 Directors Row.

Have The Foundation's office hours changed?
No, The Foundation will continue to operate as normal. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  

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