Johnson County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

The Johnson County Community Foundation was established through the work of the Johnson County Champion Community Committee and the generous gifts of time, vision and resources by a group of Johnson County residents committed to strengthening communities and improving the quality of life in Johnson County. The Foundation will support programs and projects that build community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges, and produce results that improve the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County. 

Grant Amounts and Term

Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 were awarded in July 2018 for one-year terms. 

Application Information

The application process has closed for 2018.


The application deadline was April 9, 2018.  

Who May Apply
  • General Eligibility and Funding Criteria
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to JCCF:
    • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Johnson County; directly serve people who live and work in Johnson County; and must have Johnson County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff or board members
    • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 30% of the funding requested
    • Required: funds requested must have a 20% match. Match may be in cash or in-kind donations.
Areas of Focus
Successful applicants will propose innovative projects or programs that:
  • Make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of Johnson County and utilize its unique assets
  • Directly benefit families, women, and/or children
  • Provide educational and cultural opportunities
  • Support community or economic development, historic preservation, and/or environmental enhancement
  • Build the capacity of the organization and its leadership to more effectively carry out its mission
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

To Make a Donation to this Fund

Click HERE for information about making a donation to the Johnson County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.

Thank you for your interest in the Johnson County Community Foundation!