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Deadline approaching for Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis $5K grants for local nonprofits

The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis (PBWM) announced Thursday that it is offering grants of up to $5,000 to local nonprofits focused on economic self-sufficiency within Shelby County.

Eligible organizations, which must possess a 501(c)(3) status and operate on an annual budget of less than $250,000, are invited to apply for this annual funding opportunity.

Sharon Devine Harris, president of PBWM, emphasized the organization’s commitment to supporting the community.

“It is our responsibility to give back to the community that has given us so much,” Harris said. “Our members look forward to reviewing the applications and awarding grants to organizations providing exceptional support to our residents.”

The grants aim to bolster efforts in career development, education, entrepreneurship, scholarship, and health, reflecting PBWM’s broader mission to foster economic empowerment. However, the organization clarified that it would not fund individuals, for-profit entities, churches, or initiatives promoting religious activities. Additionally, projects must not start before the grant process completion and must comply with federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws concerning equal employment opportunities.

Interested nonprofits can access grant applications now, with a deadline set for April 26, 2024.

The selection process will include application reviews, with interviews to be conducted by May 1. Finalists will be announced by May 15, and the grant recipients will be revealed on May 31, 2024.

For more details on the grant and the application process, visit PBWM’s website at http://pbwmemphis.org.

About Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis:
Founded in January 2005, PBWM is a group of eight progressive and civic-minded women dedicated to contributing positively to their community. The organization, privately funded by its members, focuses on initiatives that promote community growth and individual empowerment in Memphis.

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