The Collierville Community Fund was established in 1997 with an initial gift from Schilling Farms. It was Harry Smith's intent to endow a perpetual fund that would benefit the Collierville community by giving grants to charitable causes. His hope was that the seed he planted would grow each year to become a substantial fund, inviting new generosity as it encouraged philanthropy and opened doors to even greater opportunity in Collierville.
Since the first gift, contributors have embraced the vision of pooling resources to accomplish more together. The fund has received gifts from individuals, families, organizations, businesses and corporations. As a result, the fund has awarded grants to dozens of non-profit organizations supporting the needs of Collierville.