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GiVE 365's informed and aware membership, a group of 338 members, makes grants annually to support nonprofits in the greater Memphis area. Grants are intended to address a theme, chosen each year by the GiVE 365 membership and announced in December. Eligible organizations that have a project or program that fits the grant theme are invited to apply. GiVE 365 members review the submitted applications in teams, and the teams make thoughtful and objective recommendations for grant finalists based on grant criteria. The grant finalists then present three-minute pitches about their proposals to the full membership at the Finals, an evening event in April. Based on these pitches and the applications, members vote for their top grant finalists online to determine grant awards.
Grant awards are $5,000 on average, and members have typically chosen to make grants to multiple organizations. The total amount available to grant out varies year to year. Click here for examples of past themes and grants.
Applicants are highly encouraged to attend an information session held throughout December and January each year. Select the APPLICATION PROCESS tab to register for a session.
The 2022 theme is Protecting Communities: programs or projects that address exposure to the trauma of violence or engage the community in violence reduction efforts. All 2022 funding proposals must follow this grant theme, regardless if an organization is seeking support for a specific project, program, or operating expenses.
*Email Director of Grants & Initiatives Aerial Ozuzu or call her at (901) 722-0022 before applying with a fiscal agent. The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will not act as a fiscal agent.
**If you believe your organization or fiscal agent is exempt from the LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org profile requirement, email LIVEGIVEmidsouth Program Associate Nur Abdalla or call her at (901) 722-0020.
December 15, 2021: The 2022 grant theme is announced. Nonprofits should determine whether their program or project fits the grant theme before applying.
January 12, 2022: APPLY HERE 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 28, 2022: Deadline for all applicants or fiscal agents to have a LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org profile in progress, 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, email LIVEGIVEmidsouth Profile Coach Nur Abdalla or call her at (901) 722-0020 for further assistance.
February 4, 2022: Deadline to submit a complete application via the Grants portal by 4:00 p.m. All applicants must have a published, reviewed LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org profile in progress by this deadline.
March 25, 2022: All applicants will be notified via e-mail by this date whether or not their proposal has been selected by GiVE 365 member review teams to be a grant finalist. If selected, finalists are required to present at The Finals virtual event.
April 12, 2022: A representative for each grant finalist organization is required to submit a recording of their proposal to GiVE 365 members in 3 minutes or less. This proposal will be aired at a VIRTUAL member event called The Finals. (Click here to watch recorded finalist pitches from past years.)
May 17, 2022: GiVE 365 members will vote online after The Finals, and grant awards will be announced.
Email Director of Grants & Initiatives Aerial Ozuzu or call her at (901) 722-0022 with any questions.
Organizations that are awarded a grant are required to complete two grant updates—an informal, mid-term update due on December 1 and a final report to be submitted no later than April 15. These and any other grant requirements are included in the organization's grant contract.
Log in to GranteeView and submit written grant reports.
Once you have logged in, click on 'Application Status & History' in the portal's navigation menu. Search for the application associated with your grant by updating the search date range to 'Before [today's date]'. Click on the associated application, and complete your reporting requirements listed in the Application Uploads table.
If the person who initially submitted your organization's application is NOT who will be the best contact throughout the grant term, email Director of Grants & Initiatives Aerial Ozuzu or call her at (901) 722-0022.