The grant application process for the Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis (PBWM) is open now through March 15, 2019.

The primary areas of focus for grant consideration include: Career development, Education, Entrepreneurship, Health and Scholarship.

The grant guidelines and eligibility include the following:

  • Must have a 501 © 3 tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Be located in Memphis and Shelby County
  • Recipients are only eligible to apply every  3 years
  • A written report is required 12 months after the grant is awarded.

The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis’ is a private organization that was founded in 2005 and is funded by the members of PBWM. To date PBWM has awarded $70,000 in grants.

Members of the organization include: Monice Moore Hagler (President), Nelda Burroughs, Debra Evans, Edith Kelly-Green, Carolyn Chism Hardy, Mary McDaniel, Deidre Malone and Belinda Watkins.

To apply for a grant, visit for more information.