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East Tennessee Foundation Accepting Applications for a Total of $268,000 in Grant Opportunities until April 6, 2018

2/27/2018

East Tennessee Foundation Accepting Applications for a Total of $268,000 in Grant Opportunities until April 6, 2018

 

East Tennessee, February 28, 2018 - East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for funding from several competitive grant funds benefiting the East Tennessee Region.  Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities and submit proposals directly benefiting residents of ETF’s 25-county service area.  Applications must be submitted online to ETF no later than April 6, 2018.  Two-year grants will be awarded in summer 2018.

 

To review the application process, amounts of funding available to award, and to apply visit, www.etf.org/grants.   

 

Competitive Grant Funds     

 

  • The Boyd Youth Education Fund of East Tennessee was created to benefit the interest area of youth education, with a primary focus on Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement organizations.
  • The Economic Development Fund of East Tennessee was created to support charitable and economic programs aimed at fostering regional economic development.
  • The Leadership Education Fund was created as a cooperative effort of the Chamber of Commerce and the Foundation to support and encourage excellence in public education.
  • The Literacy Endowment Fund was created to support literacy projects in East Tennessee.
  • The Respiratory Disease Fund was created to support the diagnosis, research, treatment, education, prevention, and cure of respiratory disease in Knox County.
  • The Wildlife Preservation fund was established to foster the natural beauty of Knox County, and to conserve for the general public and posterity certain areas of land in a natural state as a scenic area, a sanctuary for plants, trees, animals, birds, and other wildlife, and protected watershed.
  • The Harry W. & Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund was established to primarily support animal care organizations with their spaying and neutering programs, particularly for low-income pet owners.
  • The Dr. J. G. Hawkins Memorial Fund was established to support and provide medically-related transportation and travelling clinical services for under-served residents of Greene County.

 

For more information, please contact Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, by phone at (865)524-1223, toll-free at (877)524-1223, or email at jelston@etf.org

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