The Women's Foundation Core Grant Making Program

by Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis


Core Grant-making at WFGM focuses on five areas: career development, job readiness, economic and financial literacy, nontraditional job training and entrepreneurship.
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WFGM seeks to establish a stronger and long term sustainability of supportive services for women and children in the Memphis community through grantee agencies that provide career training and employment opportunities with a focus on wealth creation such as home ownership, good paying jobs with benefits, financial management, business ownership and investments. The goals of the core-grant making are to leverage WFGM's expertise and funding to provide opportunities to women and children.


The project funds an average of 30-35 programs, benefiting over 12,000 women and children annually. In 2012-2013, $630,000 was awarded to 33 programs. All projects are located in Memphis and Shelby County.

Long-Term Impact

Over 12,000 women and children will be assisted with finding resources needed to become economically self-sufficient.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ruby Bright
Executive Director
Memphis, TN United States

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