Memphis Grizzlies Foundation
As a public charter school, Grizzlies Prep receives funding from local state, and federal sources. The school also receives substantial support from the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation.
The Grizzlies Foundation provides financial support to the public school and will be the liaison between the school and the team. After the original proposal was submitted to the Memphis City School Board in the Fall of 2011, the Grizzlies Prep Board and Founding Director, Elizabeth Simpson, learned of the approval on May 29, 2012.
Students’ success is paramount, and the Grizzlies will ensure the school has the tools and support to realize its mission. In addition to funding, the Grizzlies facilitate partnerships and deliver resources and student experiences inclusive of a student mentoring program, special guest appearances and unique events. This effort builds on our commitment to serve the Greater Memphis community and our efforts to drive student achievement through youth mentoring and academic programs.