East Tennessee Foundation and Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS Y-12) Announce $125,000 in Grants for 2017


East Tennessee Foundation and Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS Y-12) Announce Grants for 2017


EAST TENNESSEE – East Tennessee Foundation announces grant recipients from the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund, a corporate donor advised fund of East Tennessee Foundation.  Twenty-nine (29) grants totaling $125,000 were awarded to nonprofit organizations in 12 East Tennessee counties.  The grant recipients will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the New Hope Center in Oak Ridge. 


CNS is the contractor at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX.  In addition to managing its two sites, CNS has established funds at East Tennessee Foundation and Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) as part of their commitment to the host communities of Amarillo and Oak Ridge, as well as their local counties and regions.  By establishing these funds, CNS has created opportunities for ETF and AAF to work together as they create programs for CNS employees to work with their local community foundations to award grants benefitting nonprofit organizations in their respective regions. The

CNS Y-12 Investment Advisory Committee, comprised of CNS Y-12 employees, reviewed applications and recommended grants to support nonprofit organizations whose projects addressed one or more of the committee’s four focus areas: Education, Senior Citizens, Veterans, and Youth.


Grants from the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund have been awarded to the following organizations:

Anderson County Career and Technical Center; Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center; Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe Area; Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains; Briceville Elementary School; Campbell County Children’s Center; CASA of East Tennessee, Inc.; CASA of the Tennessee Heartland; CONTACT Care Line, Inc.; East Tennessee Human Resource Agency; Ecumenical Storehouse, Inc.; Family Promise of Blount County; Lincoln Memorial University; Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter (M.A.T.S.); Men of Tomorrow Foundation; Michael Dunn Center; Mission of Hope, Inc.; Norris Community Library; Oak Ridge High School; Oak Ridge Schools; Our Daily Bread; Quilts of Valor Foundation for Starr Mountain Quilts of Valor Quilters; Ridin’ High Inc.; Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition; Roane State Community College Foundation; Smoky Mountain Service Dogs; Schools Together Allowing No Drugs (STAND); The Arc Anderson County; and Volunteer Ministry Center.

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