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    GiVE 365 Holiday Party | December 8

    Join fellow GiVErs for an evening of holiday cheer on Thursday, December 8. We will announce the 2023 grant theme and recognize volunteer service.

    Annual Fall Recruitment Party & Kickoff

    Join us at the Annual Fall Recruitment Party & Kickoff on Thursday, October 27, at the Wiseacre Downtown Taproom to kick off another year of impact. Use your wits and share your voice to win prizes throughout the evening!

    Protecting Communities Panel Conversation

    Watch the conversation featuring panelists about citywide efforts to support the healing and recovery of those affected by violence and that address the impact of trauma on our community.

    GiVE 365 Lead Aerial Ozuzu named to MBJ's 40 Under 40 List

    (June 8, 2022) Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Director of Grants & Initiatives Aerial Ozuzu was named to the Memphis Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list. Her mission includes "continuing to be a part of building community resources, bringing people together to talk about issues, and working collaboratively to solve problems in our community."

    Love Doesn't Hurt's Phillis Lewis helps LGBTQ+ victims of violence

    (June 2, 2022) ABC24 Memphis takes a deeper look at Love Doesn't Hurt CEO Phillis Lewis's mission to help LGBTQ+ victims of violence and GiVE 365's support of the nonprofit's vital work through a $15,000 grant.

    2022 Grant Reviewers

    (May 3, 2022) THANK YOU to the 20 GiVE 365 members who served on grant review teams this year. They volunteered their time and gave valuable input to recommend 12 grant finalists.

    The Finals | April 12

    (Apr. 13, 2022) Watch the Finalist videos and learn more about the 12 organizations vying for $60,800 in grant funding following the theme Protecting Communities.

    Creating Change Out of Challenge

    (Oct. 20, 2020) Allison Vance, Chief of Staff at Regional One Health, shares in the Memphis Business Journal how an introduction to nonprofit CodeCrew through GiVE 365 grant review led to an innovative partnership for hiring Code School graduates as developers at Regional One.

    Writing the script for Indie Memphis' youth program

    (Aug. 28, 2020) Indie Memphis used a 2016 GiVE 365 grant to launch their Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest, giving a new generation of budding filmmakers a remarkable platform to share their gifts and hone their abilities. Indie Memphis executive director and GiVEr Ryan Watt explores our shared history in the Memphis Business Journal.

    You don't have to join a protest to be an ally in a cause

    (Aug. 12, 2020) "Just take these three steps: find your 'why'; determine your 'who'; and decide the 'how' that makes sense for you." The Daily Memphian features practical advice from GiVEr Renee Bailey (pictured, left) on meaningfully and authentically becoming an ally.

    "I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem"

    (June 18, 2020) Community Foundation donor and GiVE 365 Memphis member Teresa Leary Jenkins shares thoughts on a multi-generational tradition of giving and the value of GiVE 365 in the Memphis Business Journal.

    You don't have to be Bill Gates to make an impact

    (Mar. 20, 2020) GiVE 365 A-Team member Serrie Fung shares her perspective in the Memphis Business Journal on being a community-minded giver. Serrie is from Hong Kong, but now calls Memphis home. Groups like GiVE 365 helped her find her community.

    Housing is Foundational

    (Feb. 28, 2020) GiVE 365 A-Team chair Alex Willis shares her perspective in the Memphis Business Journal on the role of housing stability in building a thriving Memphis. She spotlights GiVE 365's exploration of the issue with this year's grant theme, Stable, Safe & Thriving: programs that address housing security for Memphians.

    Like Trying to End Rain

    (Feb. 21, 2020) The Memphis Flyer's eye-opening cover story on homelessness takes a look at some of the organizations addressing the issue locally. Take a few minutes to give it a read, as together this year we are exploring the theme Stable, Safe & Thriving: programs that address housing security for Memphians.

    Stronger Together

    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.

    Artistic Fuel

    (Jul. 23, 2019) In GiVE 365's 2016 grant round, Memphis 2020: programs that will have a tangible impact on Memphis in the next five years, Indie Memphis received a grant to launch its Youth Film Fest. A grantee again in 2019, the nonprofit continues to grow and offer hands-on filmmaking opportunities, mentorship, and creative career development.