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Memphis Empowerment Fund



Memphis Empowerment Fund

Community LIFT Empowerment Fund Grant Application Released

Community LIFT is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 Empowerment Fund. The Empowerment Fund is designed to provide financial assistance to residents and grassroots organizations involved in community improvement work.

To apply for the Empowerment Fund grant, please follow the links below to complete the application and budget documents.  The grant scoring rubric is also linked for your reference.

Click below to print the Grant Application

Budget Template

Scoring Rubric

About the Fund

Community LIFT’s Empowerment Fund provides financial support to grassroots leaders and organizations for community work that improves the quality of life in Memphis’ under-resourced neighborhoods.  Residents, business or property owners, and neighborhood associations can apply for grants of up to $2,500 to fund community-supported projects that promote community cohesion, improve the physical spaces in the neighborhood, cultivate financial stability, and/or assist neighborhood stakeholders in collaborative action.

Click here to learn about the 2018 Empowerment Fund grantees.

Check back soon for our next round of funding! 


The 2019 round of the Memphis Empowerment Fund would not be possible without generous investments from the Hyde Family Foundations, Kresge Foundation, and Patriot Bank.

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