East Tennessee Foundation and Consolidated Nuclear Security Seek Grant Applications from Nonprofits in 20 East Tennessee Counties

April 25, 2019

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for funding from the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund (CNS), a donor advised fund of ETF. Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities located in the CNS Y-12 20-county (Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union) service area. Grant applications are sought to support one or more of the committee’s three focus areas: Early Childhood Education, Elder Care, and Adult Workforce Development/Transition.

To determine eligibility and apply, visit www.etf.org/grants through May 24, 2019.  Grant awards will primarily range from $2,000 - $20,000.  One-year grants will be awarded in early fall 2019.

CNS manages and operates the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX.  CNS established a donor advised fund at ETF in February 2015 to create opportunities for CNS employees to award grants which benefit nonprofit organizations in this region.  CNS simultaneously developed a similar relationship and process for Pantex employees by establishing a fund at Amarillo Community Foundation in Texas.

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