The story of NCF Memphis

Before there was an NCF Memphis, there was the WiseHeart Foundation. WiseHeart was founded in 2012 as a Christian community foundation to grow a community of generous givers around the vision that Memphis and the Mid-South would be known for their generosity.

Based on Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”, WiseHeart worked to provide creative giving solutions, mobilizing resources and inspiring biblical generosity among Christian families, advisors, and charities.

In 2018, a mutual friend introduced WiseHeart to National Christian Foundation (NCF), and a conversation began on what a partnership might look like. Over the next three years, NCF provided Complex Gift support and training to WiseHeart staff, and both foundations saw the benefits of making the relationship more formal. In April 2021, the WiseHeart board voted unanimously to move forward and begin the process of transitioning the foundation to NCF Memphis. The official launch of NCF Memphis took place in April 2022, and the legacy of WiseHeart continues under this new endeavor.