CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund

CNS Y-12 Grantee Reception Video

A Corporate Donor Advised Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS), the contractor at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX, established funds at East Tennessee Foundation and Amarillo Area Foundation as part of their commitment to the host communities of Amarillo and Oak Ridge, as well as their local counties and regions. By establishing the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund at ETF, CNS has created opportunities for its employees to award grants benefiting nonprofit organization in their 20-county service area in East Tennessee, which includes but is not limited to the City of Oak Ridge, and Anderson and Roane counties. (20 counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union)

With the leadership of an employee-based CNS Y-12 Investment Advisory Committee, CNS employees will have the opportunity to recommend grant support where the need is the greatest and the resources are best allocated.

Application Process

The online application will be available July 7, 2017, and the submission deadline will be August 7, 2017.

Grant Amounts and Term

Grants will be awarded in fall 2017 for one-year terms and generally range from $2,000 - $20,000.

Application Information

Who May Apply

Funding preference will be given to proposals that effectively address one or more of the following priorities:
  • Health & Well-Being: Projects/programs that improve health-related quality of life and well-being.  This may include programs that address physical, mental, and emotional functioning
  • Arts & Culture:  Projects/programs that support the arts, expand access to the arts, and connect artists with each other and with other communities.  This may include professionally managed arts organizations; programs by organizations that are not primarily arts providers; and arts activities designed primarily as therapy
  • Public Safety & Emergency Services: Projects/programs that protect the safety and welfare of the general public and/or support emergency services provided by trained first responders, paramedics, police, fire departments, and others who assist at the scene of an emergency 

How to Apply

  • Logon Page to Access Application and Report Forms

Additional Information

Please direct your questions to:
Jan Elston
Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902

Thank you for your interest in CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund