The Women's Foundation Core Grant Making Program

by Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis
Nov 14, 2012

2012-2013 Grantee Partners

Thank you for supporting the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis!  Because of your gifts, WFGM is one of the fastest growing women’s foundations in the country that is dedicated to securing and granting funds to programs that enable women and their families to become economically stable. We are considered to be on the leading edge of economic and community development focused on moving families living at or below the poverty level toward economic security.

Since 1996, WFGM has invested $14.3 million into the Memphis community through grant making, community initiatives and public private partnerships, helping to serve 16,500 people each year. Of that total, $6.6 million has been awarded to 395 programs involving more than 100 local non-profits, including investments in advocacy and research. Since 2004, WFGM has invested $7.7 million for Urban Strategies Memphis HOPE, a public-private partnership providing comprehensive, personalized case management for more than 1,200 current and former public housing residents.

For 2012-2013, we have invested $630,000 in grants to 33 local non-profit programs the following areas of focus: Economic and Financial Literacy, Job Readiness/Career Development, Leadership Development, Non-Traditional Job Training, and Entrepreneurship, Advocacy and Research, and Technical Support.  Please see the full list of organizations and programs below. 

A Bridge of Hope Ministries – Change Is Possible: Life Skills for Self-Sufficiency
Advance Memphis – Advance Memphis: Jobs for Life
Agape Child and Family Services, Inc. – H.I.R.E Learning
Blues City Cultural Center, Inc. – Seek to Serve and The Hope Day Zone
Booker T. Washington High School – Booker T. Washington Girls Basketball/Track Teams Educational/Cultural Experience
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Memphis Shelby County, Inc. – Next Steps
Collierville Literacy Council – GED: The Time is Now!
Community Legal Center – Legal Services for Women
DeNeuville Learning Center for Women – Job Readiness and Career Development Challenge
Dress for Success Memphis – Success Is Working
Families of Incarcerated Individuals – Doorways Re-entry Program
Girl Scouts Heart of the South – Today’s Girls; Tomorrow’s Leaders
Girls Incorporated of Memphis – So You Want to be an Entrepreneur
Grace House of Memphis – Grace House of Memphis Phoenix Project
HopeWorks, Inc. – Personal and Career Development Class
Karat Place, Inc. – Job Readiness-Rehabilitating Women Ex-offenders for Self-sufficiency
Latino Memphis – Abriendo Puertas – Opening Doors
Memphis Area Legal Services – Opportunity Plus Program
Memphis Family Shelter – Family Counseling Program
Memphis Interfaith Hospitality Network – MIHN Homeless Family Counseling Program
Memphis Urban Debate League Advisory Board – Memphis Urban Debate League
Memphis Urban League, Inc. – Project Ready
Meritan, Inc. – Senior Community Service Employment Program
Mi Techo, Inc. – Financial Literacy Initiative
Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. – Women Empowered to Succeed: Life Skills and Job Training
New Ballet Ensemble and School – New Ballet Ensemble & School Scholarship Fund
RISE Foundation, Inc. – Save Up Program
Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation – Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)
The Exchange Club Family Center – First STEPS (Skills To Ensure Parenting Success)/Parent Aide Program: Parenting and Life Skills, Education and Mentoring For First Time Teen Mothers
The Salvation Army – Renewal Place
Urban Strategies Memphis HOPE – Community Supportive Services
University of Memphis Research Foundation-Herff CE – Girls Experiencing Engineering 2013
YWCA of Greater Memphis – Young Women Trained and Ready & Girls Just Want to Have Funds



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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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