Proposals are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Decisions on proposals are generally made at the semi-annual meetings held in June and November. The deadline for submitting proposals is the last business day of May and October for the June and November meetings. Only one request per organization will be considered during the calendar year.
The Foundation uses no standard application form.
Organizations should make contact by letter or you may electronically submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter should describe in no more than two pages the organization and its record of accomplishments, the objectives of the program and whom it would benefit, the amount sought from the Louie M. & Betty M. Phillips Foundation in relation to the total need, and exactly how funds would be used. Only one copy is needed.
If you do not have a current GivingMatters.com profile: the initial inquiry should also include an annual report, if available, a copy of the IRS letter confirming that the organization is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not a private foundation as described in Section 509(a), and marketing material.
All requests for financial support will be researched by the Foundation staff, and notification of the Committee of Beneficiaries decision will be made by mail within ten business days following the July and November meetings. Proposals should be sent to:
Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation
ATTN: Louie P. Buntin
4117 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: (615) 385-5949