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The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis are reviewing their grant application process now and will have the new application available October 2016. The deadline for applications will be January 31, 2017. Grants will be awarded in March 2017 during National Women's History Month.

The grant application guidelines:

PHILANTHROPIC BLACK WOMEN OF MEMPHIS
GRANT APPLICANTS GUIDELINES AND ELIGIBILITY

The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis have one annual grant cycle per year. The process begins with an Application of Interest.

To be eligible to receive a grant from the Foundation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service
  2. Be located within Shelby County
  3. To be eligible, previous year grant recipients must provide written results of the grant awarded

Important items to consider:

  • Maximum request of $5,000
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

FUNDING FOCUS:

  1. Programs that promote economic self-sufficiency. In particular, those that include but are not limited to:
    • Career Development
    • Education
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Scholarship
    • Health
       
  2. Grant requests that include evaluation tools to measure effectiveness of process and outcome with a clear definition of program success.
     
  3. Have board, staff and volunteers that are inclusive of and clearly reflect the diversity of the community served. Projects that serve populations in underserved segments/neighborhoods.

THE ORGANIZATION DOES NOT FUND:

  1. Individuals
  2. For-profit organizations
  3. Churches or programs that promote religious activities
  4. Projects which take place before the completion of the grant-making process
  5. Projects inconsistent with federal, state and local non-discrimination ordinances regarding equal employment opportunity
  6. Campaigns to elect public officials

The Application Deadline is January 31, 2017
Grants Will Be Awarded March 2017

All applications should be mailed or emailed to:
Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis Fund
1509 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Email address: info@pbwmemphis.org
(901) 278-0881


*PBWM 2017 Grant Application