We’re here to listen, learn, advise, and facilitate and implement thoughtful strategies with youth-serving organizations to ensure Memphis youth have access to high-quality music programming. Our aim is to empower youth and communities through music engagement and, in doing so, to create long-term systematic change in the youth development landscape through a set of targeted investments that position music engagement as a powerful youth and community investment tool. We support a range of programs as part of our ongoing commitment to develop and support the success of musicians and youth-serving organizations in Memphis. 

Click here to learn more about our grantmaking and capacity building and how your organization can engage.

Community Youth Music Programs



Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth through transformative music engagement, inspiring creativity and liberation mindsets for black and brown youth in Memphis. MMI’s work centers equity and restorative justice, using Memphis’ black musical legacy as a muse for cultural pride, self-expression, and self-worth. MMI invests in two ways: through direct programs that connect youth to high quality in-school, after-school, and summertime opportunities, and by providing funding and resources to advance organizations working with young people. To learn more about MMI’s work, click here.



Phone: 901.410.4100



Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth through transformative music engagement, inspiring creativity and liberation mindsets for black and brown youth in Memphis. MMI’s work centers equity and restorative justice, using Memphis’ black musical legacy as a muse for cultural pride, self-expression, and self-worth. MMI invests in two ways: through direct programs that connect youth to high quality in-school, after-school, and summertime opportunities, and by providing funding and resources to advance organizations working with young people. To learn more about MMI’s work, click here.



Phone: 901.410.4100