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.
A longtime GiVEr and member of the A-Team, Sonya Fleck appreciates GiVE 365's risk-taking and willingness to get grassroots efforts off the ground. Inspired by the work of 2018 "Reconnecting Memphis" grantee Playback Memphis, who uses performance theater to promote hope and transformation, she began volunteering for the nonprofit.
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.
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.
89% of members feel they are making a difference in the community and connecting to the city through give 365
47% reported contributing financially to an organization they discovered through GiVE 365 and 18% have volunteered time to grantees