KiMe Fund, a field-of-interest fund of East Tennessee Foundation, Announces Grant Opportunity for Organizations Conducting Parkinson’s Disease Research

February 19, 2020

Knoxville, Tennessee, February 18, 2020 - East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for funding from the KiMe Fund of East Tennessee Foundation. Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities and submit proposals directly related to research that supports or has the potential to support or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Applications must be submitted online to ETF no later than March 16, 2020.  Grant awards will primarily range from $15,000 - $50,000.  Grants will be awarded in April 2020.

To learn more about the KiMe Fund’s mission and fundraising efforts, please visit their fund’s website:  An overview of the KiMe Fund application process and access to the application are available online at ETF’s website at       

The KiMe Fund was established at East Tennessee Foundation in December 2010 by Steve Hodges after he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2009.  KiMe is shorthand for his two daughters, Kim and Megan.  It is symbolic of the drive to cure Parkinson’s Disease before the next generation of children is diagnosed.  

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