Giving Guidelines and Contribution Requests

AutoZone's Charitable Giving Guidelines

The guidelines below outline AutoZone's charitable giving practices. Non-profit organizations requesting contributions must review and confirm their understanding of the guidelines before they may apply for a grant.

AutoZone's Charitable Giving Guidelines

AutoZone’s charitable giving program has been established to support 501(c)3 tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, primarily the Greater Memphis area, through:

Policies

AutoZone supports eligible charitable organizations through financial grants. Contributions are one-time only unless otherwise stated. Funded programs must be available to the entire community regardless of age, creed, disability, gender, marital status, race, religion, sexual orientation or country of origin.

Ineligible organizations

Funds are not available for the following organizations or purposes:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations or other groups with solely religious missions (faith-motivated organizations may be considered eligible if the organization and its programs primarily serve a secular purpose)
  • Mission work or those offering services primarily outside of the U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • Political or fraternal organizations
  • Talent and beauty contests
  • General, school or sports advertising
  • Individual or family foundation, private foundation, charitable trust or donor-advised funds.
 

Request Charitable Contribution

Greater Memphis Area Grants — To apply for a Greater Memphis Area Grant, the eligible 501(c)3 MUST be located in the Greater Memphis Area. Application periods vary.

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

What to Know About Submitting Grant Requests.

  1. Confirm you have read and understand AutoZone's Charitable Giving Guidelines.
  2. Our FY24 grants have been allocated.
  3. Grant applications for FY25 will open in the Spring.
  4. Additional information about our FY25 grant application process, including dates and times of information sessions coming soon. Please check back for updates.

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 a brief description of your project and amount being requested.
  • W-9 Tax Form
  • ArtsZone Grants — Funding for arts organizations is administered through a partnership with ArtsMemphis. For more information, visit ArtsMemphis.org.

Tips for Submitting Greater Memphis Area Grant Applications

Please review the tips and grant application questions before you apply:

  • The grant application requires you to create a sign-in before submitting grant applications. For help setting up an account, click here.
  • Prepare your answers in Microsoft Word (or similar program) before completing the application.
  • Most fields have a limit of 800 characters.
  • Organizations may complete a maximum of two proposals. Separate applications must be submitted for each request.