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Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund awards grants

11/21/2017

Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund awards grants

to benefit health and well-being of Jefferson County residents

Fund of East Tennessee Foundation awards its first grants

 

EAST TENNESSEE East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) announces first-time recipients of Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund grants.  Funds totaling $259,000 were awarded to 14 nonprofit organizations whose programs directly benefit the health and well-being of Jefferson County residents.  Grant recipients will be honored at a reception at Jefferson City Public Library on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from noon – 1:30 p.m.

Grants have been awarded to the following organizations: 4th Judicial District Recovery Services, Inc.; Appalachian Outreach – Carson-Newman University; Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley; Coordinated School Health – Jefferson County Schools; First Presbyterian Church; Girls Inc. of Hamblen County; Jefferson County Education Foundation; Jefferson County EMS; Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity; Jefferson County Senior Citizens; Jefferson Rural Clinic, Inc.; Remote Area Medical; SafeSpace; and Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service.

 

Jefferson Health Care Foundation (JHCF) Fund was created with funds from the former Jefferson Memorial Hospital.  JHCF Fund board and advisory board are comprised of individuals whose expertise and knowledge of the healthcare needs and resources in Jefferson County guided their funding recommendations.

 

East Tennessee Foundation, established in 1986, is a regional community foundation serving 25 counties in East Tennessee. The Foundation serves East Tennessee by building endowments, providing services to donors and making grants to programs and projects that benefit this region and its people.

 

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

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