Community Support Grant

2023 grant applications are closed for 2023

Applications are closed for 2023 and will reopen at the turn of the 2024 calendar year. Groups will be individually contacted.
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2022 Grant Recipients

Learn about the incredible Memphis and greater Memphis organizations that are using Idlewild’s grant money to make Memphis a better place in 2022. These organizations are using the grant money for specific needs that are listed below.

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Pure Youth Athletic Alliance

Idlewild's grant helps the Youth Athletic Alliance at PURE Academy to provide at-risk high school men with 3 meals a day, educational support and supplies, and transportation to and from school and athletic events.

Play Where You Stay

Idlewild's grant supports soccer training and play for kids in kindergarten – fifth grade for 4 days a week in 10 neighborhoods across 9 zip codes.

A Step Ahead Foundation

Idlewild's grant money provides feminine hygiene and wellness products to women who receive their services by providing access to the most effective reversible methods of birth control.

Binghampton Christian Academy

Idlewild's grant helps support the reading education program at Binghampton Christian Academy, a private day and boarding school serving the Binghampton community.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis

Idlewild's grant supports the BGCGM’s core Academic Success Programs, which ensure that high school students graduate on time and are ready for a post-secondary education.

Church Health

Idlewild's grant helps Church Health in their mission to meet the growing healthcare needs of the uninsured and underinsured in Shelby County.

Community Alliance for the Homeless

Idlewild's grant helps pay for the expansion of CAFTH's emergency shelter program for households with children.

Community Legal Center

Idlewild's grant will specifically help the CLC with their refugee services, which provides low-cost legal help to Memphis refugees seeking assistance for family reunification.

Door of Hope

Idlewild's grant helps Door of Hope subsidize essential support services for the chronically homeless with various types of disabilities.

First Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen

Idlewild's grant helps cover food expenses for the FPC Soup Kitchen and their food pantries.

Friends for Life

Idlewild's grant helps Friends for Life provide food and nutrition to their clients—who are living with HIV/AIDS—as well as their clients’ loved ones.

HOPE House

Idlewild's grant provides classroom supplies and parent engagement activities for children 6 weeks to 5 years old who are affected by HIV.

Hospitality Hub

Idlewild's grant supports direct services to the homeless, including temporary shelter, permanent housing, employment, transportation assistance, and health accommodations.

Las Americas Youth Development Center

Idlewild's grant will contribute to the support of the spring reading program and summer literacy day camp at Las Americas Youth Development Center.

Memphis Area Legal Services

Idlewild's grant provides a portion of the salary for MALS attorneys who provide ongoing domestic violence representation.

Lisieux Community

Idlewild's grant helps fund the salary of a full-time executive director at the Lisieux Community, which provides support and education for women who have survived trauma and addiction.

Child Advocacy Center

Idlewild’s grant helps the Memphis Child Advocacy Center continue their mission to use prevention, education, and intervention to create a safe community where “victims become children again.”

Mid-South Food Bank

Idlewild’s grant helps cover the operating expenses necessary for providing and distributing food through the Mid-South Food Bank’s various agencies and pantries.

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA)

Idlewild's grant helps MIFA fund meals for 3300 homebound seniors each month.

Multinational Memphis

Idlewild's grant goes towards this group's supplement facility cost and pay for hourly tutors for students. Idlewild’s grant helps Multinational Memphis, the largest refugee and immigrant ministry in Memphis, cover their supplement facility costs and pay for hourly tutors for students.

Neighborhood Christian Centers

Idlewild's grant helps the NCC provide emergency food, clothing, and housing services to families in crisis.


Idlewild's grant supports Porter-Leath’s Books from Birth program, an initiative that provides children with age-appropriate books throughout their childhood.

Refugee Empowerment Program

Idlewild's grant helps the Refugee Empowerment Program in their efforts to support new arrivals with after-school and summer programs, citizenship classes, and cultural integration services.

RISE Foundation

Idlewild's grant will help RISE (Realizing. Income. Stability. Empowerment.) continue recruitment for critical programming in some of the poorest zip codes in Shelby County.

Room in the Inn

Idlewild's grant helps RITI maintain their new campus which provides life-saving shelter for the homeless.

Samaritan Counseling Center

Idlewild's grant helps with the salaries of professional counselors at the Samaritan Counseling Center, which provides professional counseling and educational services to community members regardless of their financial situation.

Sister Supply

Idlewild's grant helps Sister Supply purchase and provide sanitary supplies for girls and women in the Memphis area.

Thistle and Bee

Idlewild's grant assists Thistle and Bee in their efforts to provide women who are survivors of sex trafficking, addiction, and prostiution with safe, pragmatic transportation between services.

World Relief

Idlewild's grant helps support the welcoming and resettlement of newly arriving refugees and immigrants in Memphis through World Relief.

YWCA Greater Memphis

Idlewild's grant assists with daily operations at the Family Shelter, which is one of many ways YWCA works to eliminate racism and empower women.