- The Strengthening Communities Initiative (SCI)
The Strengthening Communities Initiative (SCI) will provide funding support for neighborhood-based projects and capacity building efforts that bring University of Memphis faculty and students together with nonprofit community organizations that serve Memphis.
SCI awards are offered in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (CFGM), the United Way of the Mid-South (UWMS) and the University of Memphis (UM) through two programs:
— Capacity Building Grants. Applicants for Capacity Building grants may request up to $18,000 per project.
— Small Grants. SCI Small Grants are for neighborhood development projects that are outside the scope of the larger SCI Capacity Building grants. Applicants for Small Grants awards may request up to $2,500.
For more information about the Strengthening Community Initiative visit the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy