Thomas W. Briggs Foundation

The Briggs Foundation welcomes its new Executive Director Donna Nash. Donna has worked in the Memphis nonprofit sector for over thirty years as a volunteer, board member, advocate and staff member. She looks forward to being a part of the good work of the foundation.


The Thomas W. Briggs Foundation is dedicated to Memphis area arts, civic, education, social service and youth organizations whose initiatives and programs:

  • Have broad and transformative impact on the city of Memphis and its constituencies
  • Elevate educational achievement and socioeconomic advancement and promote pride in the Memphis community
  • Are consistent with the role of its heritage organization, Welcome Wagon, in making all individuals feel welcome and encouraging them to be neighborly


At the Briggs Foundation, we are committed to supporting a diverse group of grantees; creating greater innovation, greater inclusivity and greater equity, and honoring the legacy of Thomas W. Briggs to achieve our mission of serving our community of Memphis, Tennessee.