2011-2012 Strengthening Communities Calendar


2011-2012 Strengthening Communities Calendar

Wednesday, September 14

2012 Strengthening Communities Kickoff Breakfast

Matchmaking Meeting/Interest Meeting

 9 – 10:30 am

University Center, River and Poplar Rooms


At this free informational breakfast networking event, community organization representatives and faculty members from the University of Memphis are invited to learn more about the grantmaking program, network with potential partners for the capacity building grant applications and other projects. The event will promote community/university partnerships, showcase funded projects and provide an overview of the grant process. Attendance at this meeting will be counted toward the grant application requirement to attend an Interest Meeting in the fall before the January 30, 2012 application deadline. 


Wednesday, October 5

“Creating and Maintaining Successful Partnerships”

Quarterly Capacity Building Workshop and Matchmaking Meeting

 Led by Leigh Hersey, PhD, Research Director for the Institute of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

10 – 11:30 am

University CenterUC 340A (Memphis A)

Capacity building workshop offered for community organizations, faculty, current and former grant recipients. In addition to the informational workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to forge community/university partnerships.



Monday, October 10

2012 Grant Interest Meeting

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

5:30 – 7 pm   

Attendance at this informational grant application process gathering meets the 2012 grant application requirement to attend a fall interest meeting.

RSVP Here 


Thursday, November 10

Interest and Matchmaking Meeting

1 – 2:30 pm

Rose Theater Entertainment Lobby

Attendance at this informational grant application process gathering meets the 2012 grant application requirement to attend a fall interest meeting. Opportunities to network with potential community or faculty partners for the Capacity Building Grant application will also be featured. 


Thursday, January 12

BiAnnual Grantee Meeting (Replaces Quarterly Meetings)

9:30 – 11:30 am

University Center

Required bi-annual meeting for current recipients of SCI Small Grants and Capacity Building Grants from award years 2010 and 2011.


Monday, January 30

2012 Grant Application Deadline!!


All grant application materials must be submitted online through the Strengthening Communities website by noon to be eligible.


March TBD

Quarterly Capacity Building Workshop/Matchmaking Event


Friday, April 27

2012 Grant Awards Notification





**Calendar dates and event times are subject to change. Call 901-678-2614 or email strengthencommunities@memphis.edu for the most current information.


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