The Memphis Grizzlies invest in communities throughout the Mid-South by creating opportunities for youth through outreach, education and sport development initiatives. The Grizzlies offer programs, events and in-kind donations to support the needs of area hospitals, schools and nonprofits that focus on improving the quality of life for youth in the greater Memphis area. The Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation serves Memphis youth through education and mentoring. Since December 2001, the Foundation has donated over $22 Million to Memphis-area nonprofit organizations. What distinguishes the Grizzlies Foundation are the partnerships created and cultivated with all agencies receiving funding. This commitment earned the Grizzlies Foundation the 2007 Steve Patterson Sports Philanthropy Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy, presented by the Sports Philanthropy Project and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Thabeet visited Senegal as part of Basketball without Borders Africa where he led a Life Skills clinic, took part in a bed net distribution and participated in an NBA Cares Legacy Project among other activities.
Conley donated $15,000 to the Lawrence Township School Foundation, which includes his alma mater Lawrence North High School.