Moving from Battlegrounds To Playgrounds

Working together, loving our city

The Memphis Leadership Foundation (MLF) works to equip and empower grassroots urban leaders to transform lives and communities in Memphis. We provide comprehensive back office support so that non-profit leaders can focus on the needs of our community. As an intermediary nonprofit, the mission of MLF is to create new initiatives, build leadership capacity, and work with people of faith and goodwill as we strive to replace battlegrounds with playgrounds.

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"This is what healing a city looks like..."

"We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is called to empower the unemployed, the lost, the weary,
and the hurting."
Larry Lloyd

more about MLF

Our Programs

We have incubated 42 different ideas and programs, many of which have become credible and sustainable organizations as separate 501(c)(3)s. MLF still supervises 17 programs currently in various stages of development.

About Us

The Memphis Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-denominational outreach ministry, empowers urban organizations through creative, effective, and innovative ministry and leadership. MLF is the largest member of the global network of Local Leadership Foundations (LLFs), organizations like ours working to transform the communities we serve.

Get Involved

Whether you’re seeking to create a ministry that fills a void, looking for back office support to help build capacity for an existing non-profit, or a volunteer wanting to connect with organizations in need, we want to help you!

Our Impact

Here's what we accomplished in 2020:
neighborhoods Loved
People Cared For
Meals Served

You can be a part of the life transforming work of Memphis Leadership Foundation. Find out how today.