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Competitive Grants and Loans by Program

Housing

Grant Program

Purpose

Region Served

Cycles

Maximum Amount Awarded

Deadlines

Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Loans and grants to support the production, preservation and rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing for low-income households located within the City of Knoxville

City of Knoxville

 

One year grants will be awarded spring and fall annually

Varies

March 1st and August 1st of each year


Field-of-Interest Funds

These support a competitive grantmaking process in broad, charitable areas such as arts and culture, community development, education, or youth-at-risk.  These funds allow the Foundation flexibility in serving a particular donor interest while engaging community volunteers in the decision-making process.

Grant Program

Purpose

Region Served

Cycles

Maximum Amount Awarded

Deadlines

Arts Fund for East Tennessee 

Grants to support excellence in the arts, expand access to the arts, and connect artists with each other and with East Tennessee communities

25-county region served by ETF

Two-year grants will be awarded August 2018.     


Up to $12,000

LOI available January 16, 2018

LOI submission deadline: February 16, 2018
Boyd Youth Education Fund
Grants to support youth education, with a primary focus on Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement
25-county region served by ETF
Two year grants will be awarded winter 2018
TBD
Application available summer 2018

Butterfly Fund 

 

Grants to support research, treatment and services dedicated to the defeat of childhood cancers

National

One-year grants were awarded spring 2017

$2,500 - $65,000

2018 grants cycle TBD
 CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund

Corporate Donor Advised Fund
 Grants to focus on arts & culture, health & well-being, and public safety & emergency services
 20-county service area
One-year grants were awarded fall 2017
 $2,000 - $20,000
2018 grant cycle TBD
Economic Development Fund of East Tennessee
Grants to support regional economic development projects
 25-county region served by ETF
Two-year grants will be awarded winter 2018
TBD
Application available summer 2018
Harry W. & Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund
Grants to support animal care organizations with their spaying and neutering programs
 25-county region served by ETF
Two-year grants will be awarded winter 2018
TBD
Application available summer 2018
Jefferson Health Care Foundation
Grants to improve healthcare and well-being for Jefferson County residents
Jefferson County
One-year grants will be awarded in fall 2017
$5,000 - $50,000
Application  available August 10, 2017

KiMe Fund 

Grants to benefit medical research that supports, or has the potential to support or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease

National

Grant was awarded in summer 2017

One or more grants up to $50,000

Application information available 2018

Leadership Education Fund
Grants to support public education projects
25-county region served by ETF
Two-year grants will be awarded winter 2018
TBD
Application available summer 2018
Literacy Endowment Fund
Grants to support literacy projects
25-county region served by ETF
Two-year grants will be awarded winter 2018
TBD Application available summer 2018

Mount Rest Fund 

Grants to significantly contribute to the welfare of the women and children of Knoxville and Knox County

Knox County

Two-year grants were awarded spring 2017

Up to $20,000

Grants will next awarded in 2019

Respiratory Disease Fund Grants related to the diagnosis, research, treatment, education, prevention and cure of respiratory diseases in Knox County
 Knox County
Two-year grants will be awarded winter 2018
TBD
Application available summer 2018

Margaret M. & Harley H. Wachs Youth Leadership Fund 

Grants to provide young people in Johnson County with travel and leadership opportunities

Johnson County

Year-round

Up to $600

Proposals accepted year-round

Wildlife Preservation Fund
Grants to protect and conserve the natural beauty of our community
 Knox County
Two-year grants will be awarded winter 2018
 TBD
Application available summer 2018

Youth Endowment

Grants to help at-risk youth gain access to more opportunities in life and acquire knowledge and skills which improve their chances to be successful

25-county region served by ETF

Two-year grants were awarded fall 2017

Up to $20,000

Grants will next be awarded in 2019


Affiliate Funds

Funds established by a family, an individual donor, or in many cases a group of citizens wanting the services and opportunities offered by having a local community foundation.  In general, affiliate funds are established to serve a specific geographical area such as a county or multiple counties.  Assets for affiliate funds are developed through the leadership of local citizens partnering with ETF to build endowment and grantmaking funds restricted to the defined geographic area.



Grant Program

Purpose

Region Served

Cycles

Maximum Amount Awarded

Deadlines

 
Blount Community Fund
Grants to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of Blount County residents Blount County One-year grants will be awarded November 2017  Up to $2,000
September 30, 2017
Campbell Enhancement Fund
Grants to support programs and projects that build community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges and produce results for the benefit of the community
Campbell County One-year grants will be awarded winter 2017 
Up to $2,000 October 23, 2017

Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation

Grants to create opportunities for others to give and join in supporting the well-being of Carter County and its citizens

Carter County

One-year grants were awarded December 2016

Up to $2,000

TBD


Fund for Greene County
Grants to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of residents of Greene County
Greene County
One-year grants were awarded August 2016
Up to $10,000
TBD

Johnson County Community Foundation

Grants to support community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges, and produce results that improve the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County

Johnson County

One-year grants were awarded July 2017

Up  to $2,500

TBD



Kingsport Community Foundation

Grants to support projects that enrich lives and strengthen the Greater Kingsport Community

Sullivan County

TBD

TBD

TBD

McMinn Community Fund
Grants to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of McMinn County
McMinn County
One-year grants were awarded September 2016
 Up to $10,000
TBD

John D. Grubb & Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County

Grants to encourage creative use of area resources and contribute to the quality of life of Monroe county residents

Monroe County

Two-year grants will be awarded 2018

TBD

Application available early 2018

Norris Area Community Foundation Grants to benefit the citizens of Norris and surrounding unincorporated communities

Anderson County


One-year grants


Up to $2,500
February 1, 2018

Union County Community Foundation

Grants to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of Union County

Union County

Grants awarded May 2017

Up to $600

TBD

Washington County Community Foundation

Collaboration grants to support two or more organizations working together on projects that will benefit Washington County and its people Washington County  Two-year collaboration grant was awarded June 2016


Up to $100,000  TBD