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Established in 1978, the Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation has distributed more than $14,000,000 to Nashville Area Nonprofit Organizations.


The Foundation most frequently awards funding for General Operating Support and Programming or Project-Specific grants, typically in the $1,000-$5,000 range.

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

Junior Advisory Board

The Junior Advisory Board of the Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation has been developed to educate the founders’ family members on the value of philanthropy and volunteerism. In addition, membership on the Junior Advisory Board is intended to promote an interest in the activities of the Foundation and prepare the next generation for Board service.


Participation is strictly voluntary and is open to the Committee on Beneficiaries' children who are over the age of ten. Each member will be responsible for selecting and researching a nonprofit organization and making a grant recommendation to the Committee. The Committee on Beneficiaries will be responsible for voting on each request.

Funding Priorities

While the Foundation will review all grant requests, the Committee on Beneficiaries will give the highest priority to those non-profit organizations that were supported by Mr. and Mrs. Phillips. All other requests will be evaluated based on a number of criteria including the type of service offered, the number of clients served, financial stability and the general overall need of the applicant.

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