Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis (PBWM) is a group of nine progressive and civic minded women, committed to giving back to the community. PBWM was founded in January 2005. Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis is a private organization with funding currently being provided by the membership.
Nelda Burroughs, Debra Evans, Monice Moore Hagler, Carolyn Chism Hardy, Edith Kelly-Green, Deidre Malone, Mary McDaniel, and Belinda Watkins.
Guidelines & Eligibility
The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis has 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. Recipients are only eligible to apply every 3 years
4. A written report is required 12 months after the grant was awarded
IMPORTANT ITEMS TO CONSIDER:
• Maximum request must not exceed $5,000
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
- Programs that promote economic self-sufficiency particularly in but not limited to the following areas:
- Career Development
- Grant requests that include evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of process and outcome with a clear definition of program success.
- Programs that 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:
- For-profit organizations
- Churches or programs that promote religious activities
- Projects which take place before the completion of the grant-making process
- Projects inconsistent with federal, state and local non-discrimination ordinances regarding equal employment opportunity
- Campaigns to elect public officials
The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis will have its next grant cycle in 2021.
All applications should be mailed or emailed to:
Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis Fund
1509 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
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