Community Grants

Memphis City Beautiful Community Grant Program accepts proposals up to $500 to help support grassroots community initiatives in Memphis that fall within the focus areas of Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction/Recycling and Beautification/Community Greening. Our grants are designed to promote neighborhood pride, healthier living, and sustainability.

New grant applications open now!

Who is eligible for a community grant?

  • Neighborhood associations within the Memphis city limits registered with the Office of Neighborhood Engagement, or
  • Any community based civic groups such as scouts, churches, youth groups, and garden clubs within the city limits, or
  • Any school within the limits of Memphis/Shelby County, 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.

How can I apply?

When are grant applications due? What are other important dates?

  • Memphis City Beautiful will accept community grant applications from November 29, 2021, to January 31, 2022.
  • Grant recipients will be notified on March 18, 2022.
  • All funded projects must be completed by December 31, 2022.

You can also download a packet with the application, checklist, and informational summary.

For questions or more information, call 901-636-4410 or email