Every year, the Strengthening Communities initiative awards capacity-building and
small grants to grow and develop community organizations, enhance student skills and
knowledge, and further the engaged scholarship goals of the faculty.
Small grants are awarded to nonprofits for a one-time community development project,
preferably to support initial work that will lead to a future capacity-building grant. Capacity building grants are awarded to community nonprofit organation + University
of Memphis faculty 'teams' who collaboratively implement innovative, neighborhood-based
projects that address one of the following areas: economic development, education,
health, housing, transportation, or safety issues.
Grant Cycle Timeline:
October: RFPs posted on the University of Memphis website
October – December: Interest meetings (typically 3) held for potential applicants
January: Applications due at the end of the month
February and March: Proposals reviewed by University of Memphis students, a group
of community and University volunteers, and the Executive Committee
April: Grant recipients announced by the end of the April
August: Funding distributed______
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Thank you for your interest in the Strengthening Communities Initiative.
All interest meetings for the 2013 grant cycle have taken place and the application
deadline has passed.
Please check back this fall for information on the 2014 grant cycle.
For reference, please click here for the 2013 Capacity Building Grant RFP Guidelines and here for the 2013 Small Grant RFP Guidelines