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Respiratory Disease Fund

The Respiratory Disease Fund was established at East Tennessee Foundation in 1991, having been derived from memorial trusts which were combined in 1974 to establish the fund. 

Funds from the trust are intended to be used for purposes directly related to the diagnosis, research, treatment, education, prevention, and cure of respiratory disease in Knox County, TN.

Grant Amounts and Term

One-year grants were awarded in summer 2016.  In the future, two-year grants will be awarded.

Application Process

The next grants process is tentatively scheduled to begin summer 2018

Application Information

Who May Apply
  • General Eligibility and Funding Criteria
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to Respiratory Disease Fund:
    • Although proposals must directly relate to the reduction of respiratory disease in Knox County, organizations do not have to reside in Knox County in order to be eligible to apply.
  How to Apply

For More  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
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

Thank you for your interest in the Respiratory Disease Fund