Thank you for your interest in pursuing grant funding from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Please note that we award discretionary grants only in our service area: West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi. Questions? Email Director of Grants & Initiatives Aerial Ozuzu or call her at (901) 722-0022.
The first step your organization should take to work with the Community Foundation is to create a profile on the LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org community information system. An up-to-date profile is a key eligibility requirement to apply for any of the grant opportunities below.
The Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will again offer Operating Support to stabilize nonprofits who are directly responding to the target populations most impacted by the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Mid-South region. Applications are due Oct. 6, 2021.
GiVE 365 grants are awarded to nonprofit groups whose projects fit an annual theme. Grants are decided by the GiVE 365 membership, dollar-a-day philanthropists who choose the yearly theme and research applicants. The application process opens in December, with awards announced in May.
Collierville Community Fund grants are awarded to organizations serving Collierville, Tenn. Grants are decided by its Board of Advisors, a group of Collierville community leaders. The application process opens in April, with awards announced in August.
Nonprofit Capacity Building grants are awarded to established nonprofit organizations that are working to become more effective by improving operations and increasing efficiency. The application process opens in July, with awards announced in December.