Blount Community Fund Initiates Grantmaking


Blount Community Fund Initiates Grantmaking

Local projects will be supported by grants from Blount Community Fund


Applications for grants from the Blount Community Fund, an affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), are now being accepted.  Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for projects and programs which benefit residents of Blount County.  Grants will generally range from $500 to $2,000 and will support one-year projects beginning in December 2017.  Using an online grant application system, applications must be submitted no later than September 30, 2017 to be eligible for funding.   

Eligible applicants must serve Blount County and be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or other exempt entities such as units of government or public schools.                              

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


Blount Community Fund (BCF) 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 achieve community goals and promote Blount County.  BCF is a permanent endowment that has been created to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of Blount County.   Serving as the initial BCF Advisory Board are:  Jonathan Barker, Jared Anderson, Jennifer Wackerhagen, Sharon Hannum, Cathy Hammon, and Ed Harmon.


East Tennessee Foundation, established in 1986, is a regional community foundation serving 25 counties in East Tennessee. With the mission of enriching lives and strengthening communities, ETF administers numerous affiliate funds, including the Blount Community Fund.


For more information, please contact Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, at or Trudy Hughes, Director of Regional Advancement, at

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