The Collierville Community Fund exists to be a catalyst to provide a flexible vehicle through which donors contribute, charitable endeavors receive grants, and organizations convene to improve the quality of life in and build upon the uniqueness of the Town of Collierville.
Established with a gift from Schilling Farms, the Fund's purpose is to develop a community resource to distribute grants to a broad range of non-profit and charitable causes that strive to improve the quality of life in Collierville.
The Collierville Community Fund will make grants that enhance the sense of community and build on the historic and small town qualities of Collierville, while responding to the changing needs and strengths of the Town. The Collierville Community Fund will accomplish this by providing Community Grants for a broad range of charitable activities including education, health, human services, the arts, culture and community development. The Collierville Community Fund will not provide operating funds or make grants to individuals. The Fund will invest in activities that mobilize community assets, celebrate diversity, and increase the capacity of individuals, organizations and institutions to build on the community's strengths.
Criteria for Selecting Grant Recipients
The Collierville Community Fund utilizes the following criteria to make decisions regarding project grants from the Fund:
Applicants should show significant investments of time and resources by the intended beneficiaries in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the proposed project;
Applicants should clearly identify the skills and assets of the intended beneficiaries and how those skills will be used for the proposed activity;
Applicants should involve other community-based organizations, citizen-led associations, or community institutions as partners in the proposed activity;
Applicants should indicate how the proposed activity will contribute to improving the quality of life in Collierville:
Applicants should develop a plan to continue the activity beyond the funding period, maintain relationships that are established in the course of work, and/or share lessons learned or information gathered with others in the community.