The idea is simple. You give $365—a dollar a day—to make our community better. You pool those daily dollars with others. Then, once a year, you decide together which organizations you want to receive grants.
GiVE 365 is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Formed in 2010, GiVE 365 was created by a group of community leaders and the Community Foundation to encourage philanthropy in a new group of donors.
GiVE 365 unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective impact on the Greater Memphis area.
GiVE 365 advances the well-being of the Greater Memphis area by:
Half of your GiVE 365 donation supports grantmaking in the upcoming year and the other half goes in an endowment. Because GiVE 365’s programming and administration are fully supported by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, you can be assured that the entirety of your donation will go towards grantmaking to nonprofits, now and in the future.
An endowment is a way of investing that ensures a permanent source of funds for GiVE 365. The principal of the endowment fund is never spent, and it can grow over time to generate an increasing stream of funding devoted to fulfilling the mission of GiVE 365. Your gift—and all future income from your gift—is a permanent source of community funding that makes good works possible, forever.
Gifts are treated as follows: