Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation


The Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation was established in 1985 as a private foundation to honor its founders, Mr. and Mrs. Adams. The foundation provides grants to charitable organizations primarily to benefit arts, culture, humanities, and education in the Memphis, Miami, and New York City areas.

Application deadlines

February 15, 2019 for review at a Spring 2019 meeting.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Arthur and Alice Adams Foundation
Greeley Square
Post Office Box 20459
New York, NY 10001-0459

Contact person:
Sangita Karra, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, N. A.
Phone: 1-609-799-3108
Fax: 1-609-799-4189
Email: [email protected]

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities

Program limitations

The Foundation only considers requests for project sponsorships. The Foundation does not accept requests for general operating, capital campaigns or endowment support.  The Foundation does invite proposals for innovative programs, performances, publications, etc. specifically in the areas of the arts, music, culture and education.  All specific programs, performances, publications, etc. must be scheduled to commence 12 months or more from the proposal submission deadline of February 15, 2019 (i.e., commencing after February 15, 2020).  Any Grantee receiving a distribution of funds from the Foundation must wait a minimum of one year before applying for a new grant (for example: if a Grantee receives a grant payment from the Foundation in 2018, then the grantee cannot apply for a new grant until 2020).  This is regardless of whether the distribution is made within the same fiscal year as the proposal was granted or from a previous application.  While not specifically prohibited, multi-year grants are discouraged and less likely to be approved.  Further, with limited exception, grant requests over $50,000 will not be approved.

States Served

New York

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in Memphis, Miami, or New York City areas.


Arthur and Alice Adams Foundation Greeley Square Post Office Box 20459 New York, NY 10001-0459