A Special Note About The Hope for Memphis Fund

The Chrisitian Community Foundation believes that we are called to give freely and prayerfully of our resources, as all we have is given to us by God. In times of crisis, that call to give is felt even more strongly by our team. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of the Christian Community Foundation, in alignment with its leadership team, is adjusting its Hope for Memphis Fund granting cycle. The funds will be directed to Memphis organizations with immediate, unanticipated needs because of COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on under-resourced communities.

Please continue to follow CCF in the coming months for information on our next traditional granting cycle.

 

Hope for Memphis Fund

As a representative of a nonprofit in our community, Christian Community Foundation commends you for the essential work you do in and for Memphis. Without dedicated people and organizations like you, Memphis would not be on the trajectory it is today. 

We want to help your organization expand its impact, and one of the ways CCF supports our local Christian nonprofit community is through our Hope for Memphis Fund. Please read through this page to learn more about this fund, to discover if your organization qualifies and to apply for grant funds.

What is the Hope for Memphis Fund?

The Hope for Memphis Fund's mission is to fund efforts to create more sustainable and more effective Christian ministries and leaders who are seeking citywide transformation. As a result of our continued growth and financial strength, all surplus funds earned from operations and fees from all donor-advised funds are added to our Hope for Memphis Fund. 

What does this mean for my organization?

This means that your organization may be eligible to receive grant funding through the Christian Community Foundation’s Hope for Memphis fund.We know that nonprofit resources are limited and that completing a grant application is a time consuming process. Please closely review the qualifications below to determine if your organization is eligible for a grant.

 

Qualifications

  • We make grants to Christian ministries and leaders in the Memphis area who are seeking community transformation through holistic, gospel-centered approaches. To be considered for a Hope for Memphis Fund grant, your organization must have a gospel-centered mission.
  • The purpose of the Hope for Memphis Fund is to support capacity-building efforts in Christian ministries that create a more sustainable and effective outreach. Hope for Memphis Fund grants do not support capital projects, endowments or operational expenses.
  • The Hope for Memphis Fund seeks to support community-wide transformation. Therefore, the Christian Community Foundation will make grant selections based upon the pool of applicants during a given grant period to ensure our funds are allocated among organizations in varied service sectors and underserved areas throughout the city.
  • Hope for Memphis Fund grants are only given to organizations whose services impact residents of the Greater Memphis Area.
  • Churches are not eligible for grants.
  • Secular private schools and Christian private schools whose student population are not primarily underserved will not be eligible for grants.
  • Grant limits range from $10,000-$50,000 per year, with a maximum of $100,000 over a four year period.