AngelStreet was chosen to receive an ArtsFirst grant from the First Tennessee Foundation this year. The $5000 grant will be used to support programming at our new Graham Heights chapter. We are grateful to have received this grant for the second time.
Our mission is to mentor girls by providing musical training in communities with limited artistic opportunities. AngelStreet provides an outlet for young women to grow as leaders in our community through the framework and strong bonds that exist within a choir. Furthermore, our diverse and talented staff mentor participants no matter the level of the girls’ musical ability; strong mentoring relationships can continue once girls leave the program after high school. To ensure we are providing meaningful content to our participants, we thoughtfully align program activities to our organizational values. Programming at our North Memphis and Graham Heights communities is mission-critical work considering these communities have youth populations who are chronically underserved. AngelStreet is honored to provide resources and ultimately a platform for all our participants to understand their value, discover their purpose, and become creatively equipped to serve the Memphis community as leaders.
Art lifts our spirits and expands our horizons. Because art plays a vital role in a healthy community, expressing the diversity within our common humanity, the First Tennessee Foundation is a long-time supporter of the arts through ArtsFirst, a program to promote excellence and enrichment in the arts in Memphis. Leveraging the grant-making expertise of ArtsMemphis while ensuring a continued significant impact in the community. The grant panel is composed of First Tennessee Foundation representatives, who make all funding decisions.
About ArtsMemphis: For more than 55 years, ArtsMemphis has been sustaining Memphis's world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthening local communities through the arts. ArtsMemphis achieves this mission by amplifying awareness, driving support, and building capacity and connections of artists and organizations through grants and services. In 2018, ArtsMemphis awarded $2.4 million in grants to 75 local arts groups and artists.
About the First Horizon Foundation: Founded in 1993, the First Horizon Foundation is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), the parent company of First Tennessee Bank National Association (operating as Capital Bank and First Tennessee). Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than $90 million to meet community needs. The foundation has been honored for leadership in philanthropy and community involvement, and recognized by the American Bankers Association for our outstanding work in the community. First Horizon Foundation doing business as First Tennessee Foundation and Capital Bank Foundation.