The Community Foundation, our donors, and our partners support innovative nonprofit work and the most pressing needs in our community. The Community Foundation's mission is strengthening our community through philanthropy. This includes not only making grants but also working collaboratively with other organizations and funders to support nonprofits and address the issues that face our area.
Please note that we award discretionary grants only in our service area: West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.
Email(ewarren [at] cfgm [dot] org) Director of Grants & Initiatives Elizabeth Warren or call her at (901) 722-0022 to discuss the competitive grants of the Community Foundation.
Nonprofit Capacity Building grants are allocated to strong, established nonprofit organizations that are working to become more effective by improving operations and increasing efficiency. Grants are decided by a committee of community volunteers. The application process begins in June, with awards announced in December.
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 GiVE 365 application process opens in December; awards are announced in May.
Community-wide grants allow the Community Foundation to be responsive to a diverse set of community challenges and opportunities. Grants are recommended by a committee of community volunteers. Applications are not currently being accepted.