GiVE 365 is a connector—connecting members with like-minded Memphians, connecting GiVErs with nonprofits on the front lines of change, and connecting member dollars with projects improving the lives of others in the Mid-South.
Inspired, collective giving makes an impact on our members and on grantees—bringing those two together in a meaningful way that creates more intentional philanthropists and builds a Greater Memphis.
New to Memphis, member Serrie Fung sought out GiVE 365 as a way to dive into the Memphis scene and meet other community-minded individuals.
Shelby County Books from Birth partnered for the first time with Porter-Leath as part of the 2014 GiVE 365 grant round, "Collaboration for Change." The nonprofits realized that together, they could do more to get books in the hands of children, and the two agencies formally merged in 2017.
A longtime GiVEr, Teresa Leary Jenkins sees GiVE 365 as part of a family tradition in giving back, and engages with her children and grantees to help build a stronger community—including helping 2019 grantee ARK Farms with a small gift that makes a big impact for the grassroots organization.
Indie Memphis received a grant to launch its Youth Film Fest in GiVE 365's 2016 grant round, "Memphis 2020: programs that will have a tangible impact on Memphis in the next five years." This year, it is again a grantee, and continues to grow as a vibrant program that offers hands-on filmmaking opportunities, mentorship, and creative career development.
89% of members feel they are making a difference in the community and connecting to the city through give 365
to an organization they discovered through GiVE 365 and
GiVErs and grantees make connections around an annual theme. That theme, voted on by the membership, allows members to dive deeper into the social issues that affect our communities and direct their dollars to nonprofits working in those areas. Grantees not only receive funding to carry out their critical work; they also learn from each other and forge relationships with the membership.