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We are no longer accepting GiVE 365 applications for this year. Specific dates and deadlines for the next GiVE 365 grant round will be announced in late fall 2019.

WHAT IS A GiVE 365 GRANT?

GiVE 365's informed and aware membership, a group of approximately 240 Memphis-area households, 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. 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. 

Eligibility

Grant theme

All funding proposals must follow the annual grant theme, regardless if an organization is seeking support for a specific project, program, or operating expenses. The theme for the upcoming grant cycle is announced each December. Click here for examples of past themes.

Eligible Applicants

  • Grants can only be made to 501(c)(3) organizations. Programs sponsored by fiscal agents* are welcome to apply, with a signed memorandum of understanding between the applicant and fiscal agent. Only one application per organization, including fiscal agents, may be submitted. 
  • All applicants or fiscal agents MUST have a published, reviewed LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org profile by the application deadline in order to meet the eligibility criteria.** See specific dates under Application Process regarding submitting a new profile or updating an existing one. Programs sponsored by a fiscal agent must be listed under Programs on the LIVEGIVE profile. 
  • Applicants are limited to organizations serving the greater Memphis area. 

*Email Director of Grants & Initiatives Elizabeth Warren 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 Aerial Ozuzu or call her at (901) 722-0020.

Application Process

Grant Timeline

We are no longer accepting GiVE 365 applications for this year. Specific dates and deadlines for the next GiVE 365 grant round will be announced in late fall. In general, the application process runs December to May and follows the timeline below. 

December: The upcoming year's grant theme is announced.
January: The grant application opens online, and optional information sessions are held at the Community Foundation for interested applicants.
February-March: Member review teams research the nonprofit applicants and review their grant proposals. 
Early April: Finalist applicants make three-minute presentations to GiVErs at the Finals event. 
Late April: GiVErs vote online for their top grant choices, after having reviewed applications, attended The Finals, or watched the 3-minute pitches online.
Mid-May: Grant awards are announced.

Grant Reporting

NEED TO SUBMIT A GRANT PROGRESS REPORT?

Organizations that are awarded a grant are required to complete two grant updates—an informal, mid-term update due on October 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 Elizabeth Warren or call her at (901) 722-0022.