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Charitable Giving Guidelines and Eligibility Quiz

The guidelines below outline AutoZone's charitable giving practices. Non-profit organizations requesting contributions must review and confirm understanding of the guidelines listed below.

AutoZone's Charitable Giving Guidelines

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

  • Greater Memphis Area Charitable Grants
  • ArtsZone Grants, made in partnership with ArtsMemphis

Qualified organizations are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt in the Memphis, TN area.

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

  • Individuals
  • Political or fraternal organizations
  • School advertising
  • General advertising
  • Alumni associations, athletic associations, recreational clubs, or the like
  • Athletic organizations and teams
  • Family reunions
  • Talent and Beauty contests 
  • Religious Organizations or other groups with the sole purpose of religious missions

Request Charitable Contribution

Follow the steps below to submit requests.

  • Confirm you have read and understand AutoZone's Charitable Guidelines.
  • Apply for a grant between March 1 – June 1.
  • Please click here to apply.

    *Application will promptly close at 11:59 p.m. CST on June 1, 2020.*

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.
  • W-9 Tax Form for 501(c)(3) non-profit verification

Greater Memphis Area Grants — To apply for a Greater Memphis Area Grant, the eligible 501(c)(3) MUST be located within Shelby County, Tennessee. Those eligible non-profits are welcomed to apply for the Fiscal Year 2021 application between the deadlines of March 1, 2020 and closing on June 1, 2020. Please keep in mind that the AutoZone Fiscal Year ranges from September 1, 2020 – August 29, 2021.

This application will not open until 12:01 a.m. CST on March 1, 2020 and it will promptly close on June 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Please click here to apply.

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

About AutoZone's Charitable Review Process

  • Grant requests selected for funding are acknowledged in writing by mid-October of the calendar year
  • Declination notices are sent by mid-October of the calendar year
  • Contributions are one-time only

IMPORTANT: Due to the large volumes 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 grant 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 Microsoft 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 800 characters
  • Organizations may complete a maximum of two proposals and separate applications must be made for each request
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