Welcome to The Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation

Established in 1978, the Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation has distributed more than $13,000,000 to Nashville Area Nonprofit Organizations.


The Foundation most frequently awards funding for General Operating Support and Programming or Project-Specific grants, typically in the $2,500-$5,000 range.

Grants are funded two times per year. The deadlines to apply are the last business days of May and October*

Statement of Purpose

The Louie M. & Betty M. Phillips Foundation supports a variety of organizations in the fields of health, human services, civic affairs, education and the arts. The organizations are funded out of budget allocations established by the Committee on Beneficiaries on an annual basis. Priority consideration is given to organizations serving the greater Nashville community and to those having long-standing relationships with our founders or the Phillips Foundation leadership. By setting aside specific percentages for areas such as education and the arts, the Phillips Foundation can balance competing interests and ensure that a variety of community needs are met. 


Louie M. & Betty M. Phillips Foundation


Louie P. Buntin, Chief Executive Officer

Allison Buntin Snavely, Program Officer 

4117 Hillsboro Pike

Suite 103-198

Nashville, TN 37215


Email: louie@phillipsfoundation.org



Tel: 615-385-5949