Grants


FAFSA Deadline Approaching! FAFSA Workshops All Over the Community!
 
The TN Promise deadline for the FAFSA application is 11:59 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 17th.
 
MLK FAFSA Completion Sites (Open for FAFSA Completion)
Please share these sites with students and parents!
 
2-5 pm 1/13/17 Rhodes College
2-5 pm 1/13/17 Concorde Career College – Memphis, Tennessee
2-5 pm 1/13/17 Streets Ministries
12-2:30 pm 1/15/17 Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church
12-2 pm 1/15/17 Greater White Stone Missionary Baptist Church
1-4 pm 1/15/17 Cloud901 @ Memphis Public Library & Information Center
 
MLK FAFSA Street Team needs volunteers on 01/13/2017 sign up at https://www.volunteermemphis.org/ViewOpportunity/83936#/894414d8-f03d-4657-b1e2-61a06d890d05
Volunteers will serve as “boots on the ground” by placing FAFSA yard signs/posters/flyers in medians, retail stores, and other public domains, and giving away FAFSA paraphernalia in several neighborhoods throughout the City of Memphis.
*Great opportunities for students to complete TN Promise hours
*Under 18 must be accompanied an adult over 21
Alton Cryer
Program Coordinator, Leadership Memphis
acryer@leadershipmemphis.org

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The National Extraordinary Professional Women will host a free grant workshop on Friday, May 20th at The Bartlett Library, located at 5885 Stage Rd. Limited attendance for this event is 40. Registration is already open!
 
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Grant Writing Workshop – Last chance to register!!!

We are one week away from an amazing grant writing symposium that is being held on Saturday, February 27th at the Calvary Church, 1851 N. Houston Levee Road in Cordova, TN.  You won’t want to miss this incredible experience learning to navigate your way through the non-profit and grant writing world.  You will begin writing group-grants the same day to practice your skills.  You will hear from finance professionals on the art of making an effective budget, learn how to speak the funder’s language, and what funders are looking for.

Come and join us for this amazingly interactive workshop that will be sure leave a lasting impression!

Grant Writing Workshop Flyer 2-27-2016

IF YOU CAN SAVE $1,000, WE WILL MATCH YOUR SAVINGS WITH AN ADDITIONAL $2,000 TO HELP YOU PURCHASE A HOME, COMPUTER, OPEN A SMALL BUSINESS OR FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION. 

Introducing  THE SAVE UP PROGRAM

An asset-building Program sponsored by the RISE Foundation

You may qualify if you are employed and on Section 8 through MHA, or if you are employed and eligible to file for Earned Income Tax Credits.  You must meet RISE qualification guidelines.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE ORIENTATION SESSION

WHEN:    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

WHERE:    RISE FOUNDATION 

2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2400, Memphis, TN  38118

 CALL (901) 507-8884 to RSVP AND (901) 507-8883 TO LISTEN TO  A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM.

*****GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP****

GRANT SEASON OPENS JULY 1ST, SO NOW IS THE TIME…

07/25/2015 8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. – – Grant Writing Workshop – –

Another amazing Comprehensive Grant Writing Workshop will be held at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 8979 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38125. The cost is $120.00/per person and includes all training material, continental breakfast, lunch, a list of over 500 funders, tax forms, and a high impact and interactive grant writing session. You will begin writing a group grant before you leave the training and will feel quite comfortable with the whole process! You will be amazed at your ability to write grants throughout this process. We are here to empower you and will do so throughout this course.

You need to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-grant-writing-workshop-tickets-17150790476 Seating is limited, and group discounts are available. For more information, contact Kimberly Benson, via BuildingBridgesTogether@yahoo.com.

StartCo is Accepting Applications for Summer 2015

Startco is recruiting tech startups for their Summer 2015 Accelerators: Seed Hatchery for B2B Startups, Upstart for Women-Led Startups and Sky High for Social Impact Startups. Applications period closes on March 1. Program Dates are May 4th – August 13th. Click the link more information!

http://neverstop.co/seedhatchery/

We want to invite you to an amazing comprehensive grant writing conference on Saturday, February 28th from 8:30a.m.-2:30p.m. at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 8979 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN  38125.
Have you ever wanted to start a non-profit?  Have you ever wanted to learn how to write grants? 
Well this workshop will bring together professionals in the field of grants, including grantees, grantors, and so many other professionals who focus on helping people and agencies in need of more funding to do something positive, greater projects, capacity building, networking/partnership building, and those who are beginning a new non-profit organization. 
 
You will experience a high-energy and very interactive training session full of amazing tools, tips, and real-life applicable examples that will prepare you to be a strong grant writer; thus, saving you hundreds of dollars acquiring a grant writer.  You will also begin writing a grant before you leave the workshop – the same day! 
 
Course Objectives:
Getting Your Organization Started – Laying the Groundwork
How to develop a strategic plan, statement of need using data research
How to gather the right team for the grant process
Coalitions, Partnerships & Networking
Data & Research
Planning
How to apply for your 501c3
The Grant Process
Writing tips
Common problems in grant writing
Sources and finding grant funds
 
When:              Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time:                8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m.
Where:             Grace Church of the Nazarene, 8979 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN  38125
Cost:                $115/per person (Includes comprehensive training, all training materials, a list of grant funders, and refreshments.)
Contact:           Kimberly Benson, A Bridge of Hope, (901) 487-6577
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.Deadline to submit payment is 2/23/15.Refreshments will be provided.  You can also register online at:
Listen, previous participants have been overwhelmed by how impactful and interactive this training is and are amazed that they feel confident and ready to conquer the grant writing world after just one class.  They have reported how they were told how hard it is to write grants, some have even spent thousands of dollars on so called “grant writers” who haven’t been able to deliver, and some have horror stories about trying to write them without any type of training.
 
You will be given comprehensive training, which includes how to start an effective non-profit, learn about your tax forms including your 501c3, learn how to write a grant and actually write a group proposal that day in class, you will get a step-by-step guidebook, you have a grant writer that is available to answer questions after your class…and…we will also be providing you with a list of over 600 funders who are looking to fund programs like yours RIGHT NOW!  So, we ask you, what excuse do you have not to learn how to grant write, right now?
A Bridge of Hope
P.O. Box 3960
Cordova, TN  38088
 
Restoring Lives; Rebuilding Lives for those who are hungry, imprisoned, victimized, and broken.
Find the hungry, feed them.   Find the imprisoned, visit them.   Find the victimized, restore them.   Find the broken, mend them.
 

GiVE 365 grant application due February 10, 2015

The 2015 grant theme is And now for something completely different: Small grants to support new projects or programs that add value to the community and have a likelihood of success. Click here to view eligibility and apply.

Have you been trying to get a new project off the ground? Does your organization have a new idea that you haven’t tried before? This cycle, GiVE 365 members will be looking for projects that require some start-up funding, but could make an important difference to the community.

Projects should advance the mission of your organization and have a plan for sustained funding (if necessary) past the initial start-up.  Pilot projects that have been on the back-burner for lack of funds or new ideas that haven’t been tried at all, will have a chance to receive funding. Requests to expand existing projects are not eligible. Grants to advance the planning of a new project which may not be implemented within the grant period of one year will be considered.

Projects can be physical in nature (small-scale construction projects), event-based (to support a festival, performance, community meeting, etc.), or simply to get a program started or enact a pilot. However, the members will be looking for projects that have not been tried (at least in your organization), but that have a likelihood of success. Nonprofits have an opportunity to step outside the box and find funding to try something completely different to improve our community.

 

 

Ashley Harper  |  Director of Grants & Initiatives
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
1900 Union Avenue  |  Memphis, TN 38104
t  (901) 722-0022  |  f  (901) 722-0010
Visit us at CFGM.org

Invitation to a Comprehensive Grant Writing Workshop

 

We would love to invite you to a comprehensive grant writing workshop onSaturday, February 28th, from 8:30a.m.-2:30p.m. at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Memphis, TN.  We have attached a flyer and registration form for your convenience.  We hope to see you there!

 

Next conference will be held on Saturday, February 28th from 8:30a.m.-2:30p.m. in Memphis, TN

Register at website below…

Have you ever asked yourself any of the following……Should I consider starting my own organization?  Do I have what it takes to start my own organization?  Could I process my own 501c3 application?  Could I write a grant myself?  Could I stop paying other people to write grants that I am more than capable of writing myself?  Am I worth investing in?  The answer is YES You have everything already in you to make your organization go from good to great and we can help you polish the skills to get your organization off of the ground and on it’s way to success!
This training is aimed at assisting people and agencies in need of more funding to do something positive, greater projects, capacity building, networking/partnership building, and those who are beginning a new non-profit organization.
You will experience a high-energy training that will be full of amazing tools, real-life applicable examples, and experiences that will make you a strong grant writer.  You should NOT have to pay thousands of dollars to “grant writers” who can’t the get job done, who can’t guarantee their work, and who disappoint you.  This training is valued between $1,500-$2,000 across the country, but we provide this training as part of our ministry work. We offer consulting and training packages for individuals, for organizations, and even for organizations to be able to use this training as a fundraiser for their 501c3 organization. Individual trainings can be scheduled to fit your schedule.  We have periodic trainings in various locations across the country that you can participate in, usually at a reduced cost.
At the conclusion of the Comprehensive Grant Writing Training you will be able to write grants yourself, and save the thousands of dollars you would spend on the procuring a grant writer to go toward funding your passion. You will also find that you are well prepared and equipped to submit your grant for approval.
Some people ask if there is follow up or someone they can call with questions.  The answer is Yes.  We offer several ways to follow up from phone calls to in-depth consultations and offer one-on-one trainings so you have the training specific to your organizational needs.  Don’t worry, you have support – now let’s make your dreams reality!
We look forward to meeting you!
Course Objectives:
·         Getting Your Organization Started – Laying the Groundwork
·         How to develop a strategic plan, statement of need using data research
·         Coalitions, Partnerships, and Networking
·         Data & Research
·         How to apply for your 501c3
·         How to gather the right team for the grant process
·         Planning
·         The Grant Process
·         Common problems in grant writing
·         Writing tips
·         Sources and finding grant funds
Fee Includes:  “Getting It Together~From the Ground Up” manual and applicable tax forms, list of available funding sources, the comprehensive training, and an optional follow-up session.
Who is this training for?  This training is meant for professionals who desire to begin a non-profit organization, for those who already have their 501c3 tax exempt organizations, and for those who want to learn how to get the funding to further their organizations/projects.
When participating in a group facilitated training, remember to bring plenty of business cards to be able to network with others. You should also bring your laptop or ipad fully charged, as we will begin writing a proposal as a team project.  You never know, you might make some partners and collaborative relationships here.
**Feel free to invite your friends, church, social circle, or coworkers to this event as well.

 Flyer – Grant Writing Workshop

You can register on Eventbrite for the conference being held onSaturday, February 28th from 8:30a.m.-2:30p.m. in Memphis, TN

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grant-writing-workshop-tickets-15330841961

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Benson,

President

A Bridge of Hope

P.O. Box 3960

Cordova, TN  38088

(901) 487-6577

Website:www.ABridgeOfHope.org

 

Restoring Lives; Rebuilding Lives for those who are hungry, imprisoned, victimized, and broken.

Find the hungry, feed them.   Find the imprisoned, visit them.   Find thevictimized, restore them.   Find the broken, mend them.

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