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Charitable Giving Guidelines and Eligibility Quiz

The guidelines below outline AutoZone's charitable giving practices. An Eligibility Quiz must be completed to determine if nonprofit organizations are eligible for a contribution from AutoZone. Nonprofit organizations requesting contributions must review and confirm understanding of the guidelines listed below before completing the eligibility quiz.

AutoZone's Charitable Giving Guidelines

AutoZone's charitable program is designed to support 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations through:

  • Greater Memphis Area Charitable Grants
  • ArtsZone Grants, made in partnership with ArtsMemphis
  • In-kind donations in the form of AutoZone Merchandise Cards in AutoZone communities

Qualified organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt.

AutoZone does not make charitable contributions to the following causes and organizations:

  • Individuals
  • Political organizations
  • School advertising (e.g., calendars, posters, yearbooks)
  • General advertising
  • Athletic organizations and teams
  • Family reunions
  • Beauty contests
  • Churches

Request Charitable Contribution

Follow the steps below to submit requests.

  • Confirm you have read and understand AutoZone's Charitable Guidelines.
  • Complete the Eligibility Quiz.

Once an organization is confirmed as eligible, the requestor receives access to the appropriate application form. Complete the form and follow the directions.

Note: The following information is needed to complete the application:

  • Contact information
  • Mission and history of your organization
  • Achievements and goals within the past year, and brief description of your project and amount being requested.

Deadlines for submitting requests are listed below.

Greater Memphis Area Grants - The application deadline for Fiscal Year 2018 (September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018) has passed. Please check back on this site in February 2018 for more information for Fiscal Year 2019 opportunities.

ArtsZone Grants - Funding for arts organizations is administered through a partnership with ArtsMemphis. For more information, visit ArtsMemphis.org.

In-Kind Donations - A complete application with required documentation must be submitted at least three (3) months prior to the date a donation is needed. Priority will be placed on community-based, grassroots organizations that have been in existences for a minimum of three (3) years and have tax-empty statyse under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

About AutoZone's Charitable Review Process

  • Grant requests selected for funding are acknowledged in writing on or about September 1 of the calendar year.
  • Declination notices are sent prior to October 1 of the calendar year.
  • Contributions are one-time only unless otherwise stated.

Important: Due to the large volume of requests received, AutoZone does not respond to requests by telephone or fax. All funding proposals must be submitted online, in full.

Tips for Submitting Greater Memphis Area Grant Applications

Please review the tips and application questions before you submit an application.

  • Be aware the application form cannot be saved and must be completed in its entirety.
  • Prepare your answers in a Word (or similar program) prior to completing the application.
  • Spelling and grammar checks are not available in the application program.
  • Forms are pre-set and do not permit use of italics, boldface font and indentation.
  • Most fields (the space where you type in the answers to questions) have a limit of 1,500 characters.
  • Additional documents cannot be attached to the form. These may be requested once AutoZone has begun reviewing an application. Please do not send additional documents or collateral unless requested.
  • Organizations may complete a maximum of two proposals. Please submit separate applications for each request.

By checking this box I agree that I have read and understand the Charitable Guidelines and wish to take the eligibility quiz.

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