Blount Community Fund Announces Grant Opportunity


Blount Community Fund

Announces Grant Opportunity

 Fund is accepting proposals until September 15, 2018

Applications for grants from the Blount Community Fund (BCF), an affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), are now being accepted.  Nonprofit organizations, schools, and units of government that are located in or serve residents of Blount County are strongly encouraged to submit proposals in support of technology needs, professional development, or a combination of the two. Proposals with a partial match of cash or in-kind donations will be given priority consideration. Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities.


Applications must be submitted online to ETF no later than September 15, 2018.  Grant awards will primarily range from $1,000 to $5,000.  One-year grants will be awarded with a start date of December 1, 2018. 


An overview of the application process and access to the application are available online at     


Blount Community Fund was established in 2016 by a local donor who wished to make a lasting commitment to the people of Blount County by developing a resource to promote Blount County and achieve community goals.  BCF is a permanent endowment that supports opportunities to improve the quality of life of Blount County residents.  


For more information, please contact Trudy Hughes, Vice President for Regional Advancement, by phone at (865) 368-8886 or email at or Ashley Siferd, Program Assistant, by phone at (865) 524-1223 or email at


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