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Grants to Shelby County, Tennessee
Nonprofits for Local Arts Presentations

GrantWatch ID#: 176538
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

First Tennessee Foundation - ArtsMemphis

12/01/16 5:00 PM

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Grants to Shelby County, Tennessee nonprofit arts presenting organizations for activities that will enrich the local cultural scene. The purpose of this fund is to foster excellence within the nonprofit arts sector. Eligible organizations have a minimum of three-years experience presenting quality arts projects.

Nonprofit organizations with an arts-based mission in Shelby County with a minimum three-year history of presenting quality arts projects. Organizations must have an active and supportive Board of Directors and be organized as a 501(c)3.

Funding does NOT support:
-Trips and Tours
-Bank 'clearinghouse' organizations
-Charities sponsored solely by a single civic organization
-Charities that redistribute funds to other charitable organizations, except in the case of recognized united fund-type organizations
-Religious, veteran, social or fraternal organizations
-Political organizations or those having the primary purpose of influencing legislation or promoting a particular ideological point of view
-Operating budget deficits

Applications must be submitted using the online form by 5:00 PM on December 1, 2016. Additional application materials (revenue and expenses) must be submitted via email by the same deadline.

You have two options to submit Required Documents:

1) Complete or update your profile on If you need assistance with your profile, please contact Olivia Wilmot (see contact details below).

2) E-mail the following documents to by 5:00 PM on December 1, 2016:

-A current list of your organization’s Board of Directors
-Your organization’s 501c3 letter from the IRS.
-Your organization’s most recent Form 990.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Email additional application materials to:

Direct questions to:
Lucie Thompson

For assistance completing your profile:

Olivia Wilmot, Profile Coach at the Community Foundation for Greater Memphis

Shelby County

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