PHILANTHROPIC BLACK WOMEN

of Memphis

THE ORGANIZATION

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.

CURRENT MEMBERS

Nelda Burroughs, Debra Evans, Monice Moore Hagler, Carolyn Chism Hardy, Edith Kelly-Green, Deidre Malone, Mary McDaniel, and Belinda Watkins.

Grant Applicants
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
    FUNDING FOCUS:
        Programs that promote economic self-sufficiency particularly in but not limited to the following areas:
      • Career Development
      • Education
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Scholarship
      • Health
    1. Grant requests that include evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of process and outcome with a clear definition of program success.
    2. Programs that have board, staff and volunteers that are inclusive of and clearly reflect the diversity of the community served.
    3. 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
    • Our current grant application process starts February 1, 2019
    • The Application Deadline is March 15, 2019
    • Grants Will Be Awarded in April 2019

    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

    Contact Us

    Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis Fund
    Email: info@pbwmemphis.org
    Fax: (901) 278-0081