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Grants to Memphis, Tennessee Nonprofits for
Career Development and Workforce Training Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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Give 365 Memphis

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Deadline Date:

02/07/19 11:59 PM


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Grants to Memphis, Tennessee nonprofit organizations for programs that offer career development and workforce training to underserved residents. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the information sessions that will take place prior to the application deadline. Funding for the Pathways to Success program is intended to promote long-term sustainability and enhance the security of the area's most vulnerable citizens.

Note: Give 365 will accept requests for operating support. While many of the Give 365 grants have been for specific projects, if you think your organization’s work fits the theme well enough, you can make an argument for operating support in your application.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167726

Estimated Size of Grant:

For reference only, Give 365 grants have typically ranged from $1,500 to $10,000. However, applicants may ask for more. The total amount available to grant out varies year to year, depending on membership levels. In the past, members have chosen to make grants to multiple organizations, rather than one or two larger grants to a few organizations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants can only be made to 501(c)(3) organizations, though a fiscal agent may be used with a signed memorandum of understanding between the applicant and agent. Please contact Elizabeth Warren (see Contact Information section below) before applying with a fiscal agent.

Note: The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will not act as a fiscal agent.

All applicants or fiscal agents must have a published profile by the application deadline in order to meet the eligibility criteria. If you believe your organization or fiscal agent is exempt from the profile requirement, please contact Olivia Wilmot.

Geographic Focus:
- So far, all grants have gone to nonprofits within Memphis city limits. However, as Give 365's membership expands, they expect to make some grants beyond Shelby County, provided the need is sufficiently compelling. Applicants in Tennessee west of the Tennessee River; in Crittenden County, Arkansas; and in northwest Mississippi are welcome to apply, understanding that the membership base is currently heavily concentrated in Shelby County.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information Sessions

Interested applicants can attend an information session taking place at the Community Room at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Sessions will last about an hour. They will cover the grant theme, the process and requirements for application, and the expectations of grantees. While the information sessions are optional, they are highly recommended, particularly for first-time applicants.

See the link to register for one of the following sessions in the Contact section below.

Information Session Dates:
- Wednesday, 12/19/18, 4:30-5:30 PM
- Monday, 1/7/19, 4:30-5:30 PM
- Tuesday, 1/15/19, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
- Wednesday, 1/23/19, 4:30-5:30 PM

Pre-Application Information:

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Application Process:

If your organization is eligible and has a project or program that fits the theme, you can submit an application. Give 365 grant review team members will review all applications and narrow down the applicant pool to a group of finalists who will present short three-minute “pitches” to the members at an evening event in April. Members will then vote online, and grants are announced in early May prior to the Community Foundation's Annual Meeting. See dates and deadlines below for further information.

Important dates and deadlines:
- December 2018 - January 2019: Interested applicants can attend one of four information sessions held at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Avenue (OPTIONAL).
- December 12, 2018: The 2019 grant theme is announced. Nonprofits should determine whether their program or project fits the grant theme before applying.
- December 18, 2018: Application opens online via the Grants portal. Click on the portal link to login or register as a Grant Administrator for your organization to begin the application process.
- January 24, 2019: Deadline for all applicants or fiscal agents to submit a profile for review, including profile updates, in order to meet the eligibility criteria. If your nonprofit has not yet developed a profile, please visit this page to create an account and begin the process. For extra assistance, register to attend a profile help session or contact Olivia Wilmot.
- February 7, 2019: Deadline to submit a complete application via the Grants portal by 11:59 PM. All applicants must have a published, reviewed profile by this deadline.
- March 20, 2019: All applicants will be notified via e-mail whether or not their proposal has been selected by GiVE 365 member review teams as a grant finalist. If selected, finalists are required to present at The Finals event.
- April 2019 (TBA): At The Finals, grant finalists each present their proposals to GiVE 365 members in 3 minutes or less.
- May 2019 (TBA): GiVE 365 members will vote online, and grant awards will be announced at the Community Foundation's Annual Meeting.

Matching is not required for GiVE365. Applicants may submit only one grant request in a given cycle.

Contact Information:

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

Link for creating a profile:

Click here to register for one of the information sessions:

Grants portal (open December 18):

Staff Contacts:

Elizabeth Warren
Director of Grants and Initiatives
(901) 722-0022

Olivia Wilmot
(901) 722-0028

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee: Memphis