Community Grant Program

Memphis City Beautiful Community Grant Program is accepting proposals up to $500 or less to help support community initiatives in Memphis that fall within the focus areas of Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction/Recycling and Beautification/Community Greening.

New MCB Community Grant Application fy2019

Community Grants serve multiple purposes:

  • To promote neighborhood pride, healthier living, and sustainability
  • To support grassroots community action activities inside the scope of our above-listed focus areas

Who is eligible for a Community Grant?

  • Neighborhood associations within the Memphis city limits registered with the Office of Community Affairs, or
  • Any community based civic groups such as schools, boys scouts, churches, and garden clubs within the city limits, or
  • Groups outside the city limits sponsoring Memphis-based projects
  • Any community improvement project! Organizations that have been funded for the same project for three consecutive years are ineligible; however, they are encouraged to submit new projects for consideration.

Notification of Award

  • Pre-project approval site visit is not a guarantee of funding. This is an inspection of the site and an interview of the applicant to determine if the plan is possible as written. The inspection will be made by members of the Memphis City Beautiful Community Grant Program Committee.
  • Community Grants will be reviewed by the Memphis City Beautiful Community Grant Program Committee.
  • Applicants will be notified by March 17 of the grant awards. All projects must be completed within the calendar year

2019 – 2020 Grant Cycle

  • Application Distribution December 2, 2019
  • Application Period December 16, 2019 – January 31, 2020
  • Review of Applications February 1, 2020 – March 16, 2020
  • Announcement of Grants March 17, 2020
  • Grant Disbursement Begins March 31, 2020

Post Award Process

  • Project Reports Due
  • Award Closeout (Receipts)

Memphis City Beautiful will accept community grant applications from December 16, 2019 – January 31, 2020. For more information please contact Memphis City Beautiful at 901.636.4410 or via email.