Investing in Our Community

Investing in diverse community projects is a powerful way to address critical issues, promote equity, and empower underserved populations. Through this approach, we can build a more inclusive and resilient society that aligns with our foundation’s core values and mission. Ultimately, these investments benefit the community and elevate our influence and ability to drive positive change.

June 2022 & 2023 – Since 2022, the Burroughs Foundation has partnered with Communities In Schools of Memphis as a sponsor of the annual Pathways to Success Celebration. The Foundation contributes $2,500 each year to support HBCU-bound graduates, ensuring they are not only equipped with essential supplies for learning and living to begin their college journey successfully but also with an unyielding belief that their dreams are within reach.

Dec. 2022 – In conjunction with the Memphis Branch of the NAACP and Memphis College Prep, we were delighted to sponsor a recent showing of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” for a group of students and families. We loved seeing their smiles, some of whom were enjoying their first cinema experience! Special thank you to Walmart, our corporate sponsor!

Nov. 2022 – The Burroughs Foundation raised $300,000 for the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Aligning with the Foundation’s commitment to providing black and brown youth with resources and opportunities to achieve their full potential, the BSA’s extraordinary mission aims to instill relevant values, including academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills.

Sept. 2022 – We are proud to support Dandy Youth Development (DYD) and make their recent Washington, D.C. trip possible! The mission of DYD is to develop young Black boys and men to be productive leaders in our society through many means, inlcuding cultural activities that build their self-esteem and enhance their capacity to function effectively in a variety of settings. Learn more about DYD at