The Memorial Foundation, Inc. achieves its mission by developing innovative educational programs, providing opportunities for meaningful exchange of ideas, and honoring individuals that exemplify Dr. King’s values.

Our Programmatic Mission


Creating Innovative Educational Programs


Providing Opportunities for Meaningful Exchange of Ideas


Honoring Individuals Who Are Demonstrating the Four Tenets


Encouraging Traffic To, and Upkeep Of, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Social Justice Fellows Program

The Memorial Foundation Social Justice Fellows Program is designed to engage and develop young adult (18-35) movement leaders through a dynamic learning and personal development experience.

Global Youth Leadership Conference

The Global Youth Leadership Conference will include young adults in high school and college. Young adults are sophisticated and desire to fully engage in the causes that are important to them.

Films at the Stone

The Films at the Stone is the first and only summer film series at a memorial on the National Mall.
The films are screened at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and will display the best of human strength, love and courage.

Conversation Series

These individuals are typically leaders in their companies, founders of non-profits, or serving on boards in their communities. This program will provide a network to bring Leaders of Democracy together through social media, meetings and events to share ideas.