Economic Development Fund of East Tennessee

The Economic Development Fund of East Tennessee was established at East Tennessee Foundation in 1991 to support charitable and economic programs aimed at fostering regional economic development. 

Application Process and Dates

Important Dates

  • Online application available:  February 26, 2018
  • Application submission deadline:  April 6, 2018

Grant Amounts and Term

  • $18,500 is available to award; organizations may apply for the entire amount or a portion of available funds
  • Two-year grants will be awarded in summer 2018  

Application Information

Who May Apply
General Eligibility and Funding Criteria
Additional eligibility criteria specific to Economic Development Fund of East Tennessee:
  • Organizations must be located in and serve constituents in ETF's 25-county service area
How to Apply

Additional Information

Please direct your questions to:
Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, or
Ashley Siferd, Program Assistant
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN  37902
Telephone: (865)524-1223 or (877)524-1223

Thank you for your interest in the Economic Development Fund of East Tennessee!