The Pat Summitt Foundation announces grant opportunity to benefit Alzheimer's patients and caregivers in Tennessee

March 01, 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee – February 27, 2019 – East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for funding from its Pat Summitt Foundation fund.  A total of $250,000 in grant funding will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in Tennessee whose projects provide direct and immediate Alzheimer’s patient care and/or caregiver support.

“Pat Summitt challenged us to make a substantial and immediate impact on the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, and to advance medical research.  Through the work of the Pat Summitt Clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and through other grants the Pat Summitt Foundation has made to local and national Alzheimer’s nonprofits, we are achieving great progress.  Granting $250,000 in new funding this year across Pat’s home state of Tennessee will enable us to continue expanding our reach and help even more patients and caregivers.  We are excited about reaching this new milestone on behalf of Pat’s legacy and we are grateful to our donors who make this possible.” – Joan Cronan, Chairman of the Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board

Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or government entities located in and providing services in Tennessee.  Proposals must be submitted online to ETF no later than April 1, 2019.  Grant awards will primarily range from $10,000 to $50,000 and will be awarded in May 2019.

To learn more about the Pat Summitt Foundation grant application process, and to access the online application, please visit  You may also contact Jan Elston, ETF Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, by phone at (865)524-1223, toll-free at (877)524-1223, or email at