Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Grants averaging $15,000 to Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee nonprofits operating in the Foundation's service area to support organizational capacity building. Applicants must attend an information session before applying. The Foundation's service area is West Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas.
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis seeks to address the organizational strength and overall health of nonprofits in the Mid-South by supporting their capacity building efforts through financial grants. Reviewed by a committee of community volunteers, these grants are awarded to established nonprofits for one-time projects that address a part of the organization’s strategic plan to improve the management, governance, and administration of the organization, not direct programmatic improvements. By strengthening the internal capacity of an organization, the Community Foundation believes the programs and services will also be strengthened.
Project examples include but are not limited to:
- Evaluation of core programs
- Staff or board training
- Assessment of technology systems or implementation of technology upgrades
- Human resources planning, succession planning, or fundraising planning
- Merger or formal collaboration between organizations
GrantWatch ID#: 181145
The average Nonprofit Capacity Building grant is around $15,000.
January 1 – December 31, 2020. Grants are awarded for a 12-month term, and all funds must be raised and spent by the end of that term.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://cfgm.iphiview.com/cfgm/Grants/OurGrantmaking/tabid/353/Default.aspx
Contact Elizabeth Warren, Director of Grants & Initiatives, at email@example.com or (901) 722-0022 if you have questions or would like to discuss proposal ideas.
USA: Arkansas: Eastern Arkansas; Mississippi: Northern Mississippi; Tennessee: West Tennessee