Positioning Authentic Assets:

Memphis is rich with distinct cultural, historical, physical and human assets unique to our city.  We desire to work with innovative community partners to strengthen and showcase Memphis’ authentic assets in the areas of Arts and Culture and Civic Growth and Leadership.

Arts and Culture
We seek proposals that strive to strengthen and promote the existing wealth of unique and quality artistic and cultural assets in our city.  The Foundations support the development of cultural institutions that are the cornerstones of Memphis’ rich heritage and future growth. 

Civic Growth and Leadership
We believe that top-tier talent is key to the successful growth of our city.  We therefore support initiatives that develop, attract and retain our next generation of leaders.  We also invest in catalytic, city-building initiatives that will propel Memphis into the future and position the city for the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.