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Ford Fund Capital Grants Program

Ford Fund is investing $1 million in West Tennessee to help local non-profits and municipalities build capacity and infrastructure to better serve the community’s needs for generations to come.

The grants are designed to enable capital improvements in the region, including physical infrastructure such as playgrounds and the construction of new or renovated spaces like community centers. The awarded grants will range between $25,000 - $100,000.   

United Way of West Tennessee will serve as a fiscal sponsor for municipalities and organizations that are not tax-exempt. Those who do not have a 501c3 tax status should email and include “Ford Fund Capital Grant” in the subject line when sending an email about applying to the Capital Grant Program through the United Way of West Tennessee.   

All grant proposals must be submitted through our online grant system. To access our grant system, click here.

To learn more about the application process, view the recording

Applications are due in our online system by 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

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