City of Memphis


125 N. Main, Memphis, TN, 38103, US

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The City of Memphis and the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) will soon commemorate 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Consistent with NCRM’s theme, “Where Do We Go from Here?”, the City wants to position Memphis as a global epicenter of positive social change. In addition to the events planned at the NCRM, Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City Council are providing small grants (maximum amount $10,000) to help support events and programming honoring MLK50 throughout the city of Memphis.
Funds will be awarded to activities that impact the following priorities:
  • Poverty
  • Youth
  • Jobs/Economic Development
  • Community Empowerment
  • Nonviolence
  • Justice/Peace.
Applications will be accepted September 11 – 30. Award recipients will be notified by November 1, 2017. Programs and projects must be completed between January 1, 2018, and May 31, 2018. Half of the funds will be available upon notification of award. The remainder will be awarded upon completion of the project and submission of an impact report.
Online submissions are strongly preferred, however hard copies of completed applications may be delivered to City Hall and addressed as follows:

ATTN: MLK50 Partnerships Committee
125 N. Main St., Room 308
Memphis, TN 38103
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