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East Tennessee Foundation Announces Youth Endowment Fund Grants Opportunities

3/13/2017

East Tennessee Foundation Announces

Youth Endowment Fund Grants Opportunities

For youth-serving nonprofit organizations throughout ETF’s 25-county region

 

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) will begin accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for its Youth Endowment grants program on March 20, 2017. Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or other exempt entities in order to be eligible for funding.  Grants will generally range from $5,000 to $20,000 and will support two-year projects beginning in December 2017.  LOIs must be submitted no later than April 21, 2017 to be eligible for further consideration.  In summer 2017, a select number of organizations will be invited to submit full proposals.

 

Youth-serving nonprofit organizations within ETF’s 25-county region are strongly encouraged to submit online Letters of Intent (LOIs) for projects and programs that help at-risk youth gain access to more opportunities in life and acquire knowledge and skills which greatly improve their chances to be successful. 

 

East Tennessee Foundation’s Youth Endowment was created in 1987 to serve as a perpetual source of funds to address challenges affecting young people in East Tennessee.  The fund supports creative solutions to problems that place our region's youth at risk.  In 2017, the Foundation will focus its Youth Endowment grantmaking on helping at-risk youth gain access to more opportunities in life and acquire knowledge and skills which greatly improve their chances to be successful.       

 

Organizations are encouraged to attend one of two technical assistance workshops which will provide valuable insight into the grantmaking process and the types of programs that the Youth Endowment seeks to fund. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, in Jonesborough at the International Storytelling Center (116 W Main St.), and on Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, in Knoxville at the Public Defender's Community Law Office (1101 Liberty St..)  Attendance is encouraged but not required in order to receive funding.

 

An overview of the grants program and access to the application are available online at www.easttennesseefoundation.org

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