Rise Foundation, Inc.

RISE's mission is to help people become self-sufficient by building and sustaining human and financial assets.

Rise Foundation, Inc.
2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 2400
Memphis, TN 38118
United States
(901) 507-6644
http://www.risememphis.org/

President/CEO

Linda L. Williams

Management Team

Linda Williams, Shelia Terrell, Karen Madlock, Ricco Mitchell

Board of Directors

Michael Bruno, Herman Strickland, Marianne Parrs, Kristin Lockhart, Lisa Cook, Lorraine Robinson, Charles Schadt, Terri Browne, Stephanie Scurlock, Ann Morgan, Marsh Campbell, Latanya Thigpen, Angela Dixon, Linda Williams

Project Leaders

Linda Williams
Aimee Burnwatt

Mission

RISE's mission is to help people become self-sufficient by building and sustaining human and financial assets.

Programs

Save Up - is a program that provides financial literacy, followed by the establishment of an IDA account (savings for an asset purchase e.g. house, car, computer or education). The Save Up participant receives $2.00 for every dollar they save towards an asset purchase. Goal Card - is an incentive based program for 38126 zip code which is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Memphis. Students are coached by caring adults each report card period and given points for improvements in grades, school attendance and conduct. The points can be redeemed for items that teir parents can not afford (e.g. school supplies, mp3 players, gift cards, alarm clocks, etc.)

Statistics on Rise Foundation, Inc.

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2015: $1,100,000
  • Other funding sources: Foundations, corporations, government, individual donors, community contributions of labor
  • Religious Affiliation: None

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