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Event Grants

Activating the Medical District

Do you want to help make the Memphis Medical District a great place to live, work, and play? Check out our Event Grants. The event grant is open to any individual, business, association or organization interested in bringing people together in the Medical District.  

The Event Grant Program has two focus areas: place-based activation events and business promotion events. 

Place-Based Activation: events aimed at activating specific places within the Medical District. 

Include: Parks & Greenspace, Plazas, Public Spaces and Campuses (Medical District institutions)

Business Promotion: events aimed at promoting new or existing businesses within the District. 

Includes: Grand Opening Celebrations, Holiday Markets & Creative Marketing Events Supporting the District

Our Spring Event Grants have closed. Check back for applications in the Fall and sign up for our newsletter for updates.

Steps to apply:

  1. Determine what you want to do in the Memphis Medical District. 
  2. Figure out what it will cost. 
    • We fund up to $2,500 for place-based events, and 
    • Up to $1,000 for business promotion events
  3. Fill out our simple Event Grant Application detailing your event, including a total project budget
  4. If awarded, you will receive half of your funding upfront.
  5. Host your event and have fun!
  6. Provide an event recap, including photos, to MMDC within 2 weeks of event completion.
  7. Receive the second and final grant installment.  
  8. Start planning for your next event in the Medical District next year!

What Are We Looking For?

MMDC is looking to support events that build on the positive momentum in the Medical District, activate and connect people to places within the District, and build community in these spaces.

Need Some Help Generating Ideas?

The possibilities are endless! For inspiration, take a look at our 2017 event grant awardees. Examples include: Music in the park, festivals and volunteer events. Need more inspiration? Check out some great resources here! If you have questions or would like to discuss your idea, feel free to contact us.