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Fund for Greene County

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation


The Fund for Greene County was established in 1993 by a group of local donors who wanted to make a lasting commitment to the people of Greene County by developing a resource to achieve community goals and promote Greene County. The Fund for Greene County is a permanent endowment that has been created to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of Greene County.

Grant Amounts and Term

Grants will be awarded for one-year terms in July 2018. Grant awards will not exceed $20,000.

Application Process

The application will be available March 9, 2018. The submission deadline is April 9, 2018.

Application Information

Who May Apply

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria
• Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Fund for Greene County:
o Applicant organizations must serve the residents of Greene County
o Funded projects must demonstrate the potential for significant impact on the community

Areas of Focus

Preference will be given to proposals which address food insecurity and hunger-related issues in Greene County. These may include projects which involve one or more of the following activities:

  • Growing/gardening/harvesting/packaging/selling/serving locally sourced foods
  • Programs that address specific populations such as children, teens, seniors, and/or other underserved individuals
  • Farm to Table initiatives (home or restaurant tables, businesses such as nursing homes, schools, hospitals, or any other entity that grows, harvests, prepares, and/or serves food)
  • Farmers markets
  • School backpack meal programs
  • Feeding programs (summer, weekend, alternate sites such as churches, senior centers)
  • Meals delivered to homes
Special consideration will be given to applications in which two or more organizations demonstrate their plan to address food insecurity or hunger-related issues in Greene County through partnership and collaboration. Please note that only one organization may be the applicant.


How to Apply

Application Instructions
Logon Page to Access Applications and Report Forms

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

To Make a Donation to this Fund

Click HERE for information about making a donation to Fund for Greene County through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.

Thank you for your interest in the Fund for Greene County