Notification of Request

Deadlines are set to coordinate with quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors of The Foundation. Board Meetings are typically the 4th Thursday of the first month of each quarter-January, April, July, and October.

You will receive notification on the decision about your proposal after the meeting of the Board of Directors of The Foundation. For approved grants, the notification letter will state the terms and any contingencies, the procedure for requesting the funds, and the requirements for submitting progress reports.

Proposal delivery deadlines

Proposals must be submitted via our online portal by 5:00 p.m.  on the following grant application deadlines: 

  • May 11, 2017
  • August 17, 2017
  • November 16, 2017

On occasion, the Foundation may issue Requests for Proposals for special initiatives. These will be published with specific guidelines and deadlines which may differ from those published below.

Special Notices. Please Read Carefully.

Arts and Cultural Organizations

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. will review grant request from arts and cultural organizations at the annual January board meeting. Deadline for applications for that meeting will be  in November of the prior year.

Requests may be considered for (1) capital campaigns/endowments, (2) renovations and repairs, and (3) underwriting special programming/artists (after all other options have been explored). Any other types of requests (such as requests for audience development, marketing, or arts education) will be referred to ArtsMemphis. Any organization submitting an application must meet the eligibility criteria.

Schools, Academic Institutions, or for Education-Related Activities, Programs, Projects; Support

Requests from academic institutions with more than one site or with multiple departments (e.g. colleges and universities ) must come through the office of the President or equivalent office. Requests from public or other school systems must come from the Superintendent's office.

Beginning in 2017, any applications from schools, academic institutions  or  for education related programs, activities, or support will be considered only  at the April Board meeting of each year. The deadline for applications  will be in mid February of each year. Please  see the  calendar.