Honors & Achievements

Honors & Achievements

Honors & Achievements

MIFA is proud to serve the Memphis community with a high level of professionalism and service. Over the years, our high-impact programs have received various accolades at the local and national levels. An overview of those achievements is listed below.

House Rules Committee Senior Hunger Roundtable Participant
MIFA President & CEO Sally Heinz participated in a senior hunger roundtable convened by House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern

CEO Culture of HealthMemphis Business Group on Health
Creating and sustaining a culture of health that promotes the health of employees and supports our community's economic vitality.

Healthier Tennessee Workplace—Initial Certification

Active commitment to encouraging healthy behaviors among staff and visitors in an effort to build a healthier Tennessee

SPARK Award  

Positive impact in greater Memphis through philanthropic leadership, volunteerism, and activation

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Be the Dream Community Leadership Award
Ongoing commitment to the people of Memphis and its advocacy for equality and empowerment of all citizens

Beacon Award from the Memphis Shelby County Homeless Consortium

Excellence in service to the homeless in our community 

Methodist Healthcare Foundation Living Award

Recognition in the category of Community Inspiration in Faith and Health

Meals on Wheels America Magnet Accreditation
Prestigious recognition for MIFA Meals on Wheels for organizational accountability and high standards in program quality, safety and efficiency

Certificate of Recognition from City of Memphis
Outstanding and Meritorious Contribution to Our Community

2011 and 2010
Hope for the Homeless Award from Community Alliance for the Homeless
Extraordinary contribution to Memphis/Shelby County Continuum of Care Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing 

Voice of America

National recognition for MIFA Meals on Wheels and Emergency Services

Mayor’s Annual Community Development Award

Outstanding Service – Handyman Program

VOX Award

Excellence in Public Relations – Annual report design/print

City of Memphis and Shelby County Joint Proclamation

To the Senior Companion program for its participants and application of humanitarian principles

Downtown Pioneer Award

In recognition of contributions to Downtown Memphis

Award of Excellence in Renovation—910 Vance Avenue headquarters

From American Institute of Architects

VOX Award

Excellence in Public Relations—Print media/direct mail for No-Go Gala

Best of Hands Award

Outstanding Community Service Organization 

Carnival Memphis Award of Excellence

Outstanding Achievement and Service to the Community

U.S. News and World Report
Acclaimed as a national leader in work with Memphis area homeless population.