Give 365 Memphis Grants

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

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Grant amount: Approximately US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 7, 2020 9:59pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: Shelby County, Tennessee Other eligible locations: Crittenden County, Arkansas, Counties in Mississippi: Benton County, Calhoun County, DeSoto County, Lafayette County Show all

Location of residency: Preferred: Shelby County, Tennessee Other eligible locations: Crittenden County, Arkansas, Counties in Mississippi: Benton County, Calhoun County, DeSoto County, Lafayette County Show all

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Overview:

What is  a GIve365 Grant?

GiVE 365's informed and aware membership, a group of approximately 240 Memphis-area households, makes grants annually to support nonprofits in the greater Memphis area. Grants are intended to address a theme, chosen each year by the GiVE 365 membership. Eligible organizations that have a project or program that fits the grant theme are invited to apply. GiVE 365 members review the submitted applications in teams, and the teams make thoughtful and objective recommendations for grant finalists based on grant criteria. The grant finalists then present three-minute pitches about their proposals to the full membership at the Finals, an evening event in April. Based on these pitches and the applications, members vote for their top grant finalists online to determine grant awards.

Grant awards are $5,000 on average, and members have typically chosen to make grants to multiple organizations. The total amount available to grant out varies year to year. Click here for examples of past themes and grants. 

Applicants are highly encouraged to attend an information session held throughout December and January each year. 

Grant Theme

All funding proposals must follow the annual grant theme, regardless if an organization is seeking support for a specific project, program, or operating expenses. The theme for the upcoming grant cycle is announced each December.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Grants can only be made to 501(c)(3) organizations.
    • Programs sponsored by fiscal agents* are welcome to apply, with a signed memorandum of understanding between the applicant and fiscal agent.
    • Only one application per organization, including fiscal agents, may be submitted. 
  • All applicants or fiscal agents MUST have a published, reviewed LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org profile by the application deadline in order to meet the eligibility criteria.
    • See specific dates under Application Process regarding submitting a new profile or updating an existing one.
    • Programs sponsored by a fiscal agent must be listed under Programs on the LIVEGIVE profile. 
  • Applicants are limited to organizations serving the greater Memphis area.