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Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis (PBWM) Grant

Grants to Shelby County, Tennessee Nonprofits to Foster
Economic Self-Sufficiency in Underserved Communities

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Foundation / Corporation

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Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis (PBWM)

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Shelby County, Tennessee nonprofit organizations to foster economic self-sufficiency in underserved communities. Programs in the areas of education, scholarship, entrepreneurship, career development, and health are of particular interest. Projects must be inclusive, serve diverse communities, and allow underserved participants to reach their full potential.

Priority will be given to:
- Grant requests that include evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of process and outcome with a clear definition of program success.
- Programs that have board, staff and volunteers that are inclusive of and clearly reflect the diversity of the community served.
- Projects that serve populations in underserved segments or neighborhoods.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127130

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum request must not exceed $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to receive a grant from the Foundation, applicants must:
- Have a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service
- Be located within Shelby County
- Apply no more than every 3 years

Not funded:
- Individuals
- For-profit organizations
- Churches or programs that promote religious activities
- Projects which take place before the completion of the grant-making process
- Projects inconsistent with federal, state and local non-discrimination ordinances regarding equal employment opportunities.
- Campaigns to elect public officials

Pre-Application Information:

The Application Deadline is March 15, 2019
Grants Will Be Awarded in April 2019

The process begins with an application of interest, found below. These will be accepted by mail or email.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

All applications should be mailed or emailed to:
Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis Fund
1509 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
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Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee: Shelby County