How to apply

GiVE 365 grants for 2017 were happily announced in May, and we are no longer accepting applications for this year. Please continue exploring below and throughout the GiVE 365 website for more information on this grant program and how to apply in the future. If you have questions, please e-mail(ewarren [at] cfgm [dot] org) Elizabeth Warren, Director of Grants & Initiatives at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, or call her at (901) 722-0022. 

Grant theme

The 2017 grant theme is Foundations for the Future. In an effort to address some of the many causes of poverty in our community, grants will support programs that help youth meet their potential (programs or projects that offer opportunities for youth to learn and develop in areas including: education, vocation, recreation, mentoring, behavioral health & support groups, entrepreneurship, the arts, and technology). The application process opened Thursday, December 15, 2016, and applications were due Monday, February 6, 2017. 

Applicant eligibility

 Please note the following eligibility criteria for submitting a GiVE 365 application.

  • All applicants or fiscal agents MUST submit a WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profile by January 20, 2017, 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.
  • Existing profile holders must submit edits for publication by January 20.

  • 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 at ewarren [at] cfgm [dot] org or (901) 722-0022 before applying with a fiscal agent. (The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will not act as a fiscal agent.) 
  • All applications must address the 2017 grant theme.  Applicants are highly encouraged to attend an info session.

 *If you believe your organization or fiscal agent is exempt from the WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profile requirement, please contact Olivia Wilmot at owilmot [at] cfgm [dot] org or (901) 722-0028.