For grantseekers

GiVE 365's informed and aware membership makes grants to support nonprofits in the greater Memphis area. The GiVE 365 membership chooses an annual theme to guide its grant making for that year. Typically, grants range from $2,000 to $10,000.

Since its inception, GiVE 365 has grown to more than 240 member households and has provided $438,190 in grants to local community groups and initiatives. 

Click here to see a complete list of previous GiVE 365 grantees. Click here to see the list of 2017 grantees.

Areas of support

Through seven grant cycles, the GiVE 365 membership has supported a wide variety of impact areas and organizations throughout Greater Memphis. Click on the chart at left for a breakdown of grant allocations.

Please note that all applicants or fiscal agents of applicants MUST have a published WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profile before submission of an application. If you do not yet have one, please visit the page linked above to create an account and begin the process of developing a profile. If you believe your organization or fiscal agent is exempt, please contact Olivia Wilmot at owilmot [at] cfgm [dot] org or (901) 722-0028.

Grantmaking process

The grant process, which runs December to May, is the centerpiece of the GiVE 365 annual calendar. It includes:

  • November: GiVErs vote on the annual grant theme, choosing from options submitted by members.

  • December: The upcoming year's grant theme is announced.

  • January: Grant application opens online, and optional information sessions are held at the Community Foundation for potential applicants.
  • February-March: Volunteer grant review teams research the nonprofit applicants and their proposed projects. 
  • Early April: Finalist applicants make three-minute presentations to GiVErs at The Finals event. 

  • Late April: Members vote online for their top grant choices, having attended the Finals or watching the 3-minute pitches online.

  • Mid-May: Grant awards are announced.

For specific dates and deadlines, please see the How to apply section.