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Union County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

Union County Community Foundation (UCCF) was established as a project of Leadership Union County Class of 2010.  As community leaders and visionaries, the Class of 2010 made a lasting commitment to the people of Union County by developing a resource to achieve community goals and promote Union County.  UCCF is a permanent endowment that has been created to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of Union County.

Application Process

The next grants process is tentatively scheduled to begin April 2017.

Application Information

Who May Apply
  • General Eligibility and Funding Criteria
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to UCCF:
    • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Union County; directly serve people who live and work in Union County; and must have Union County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff or board members
    • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 30% of the funding requested
Areas of Focus
Successful applicants will propose innovative projects or programs that:
  • Make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of Union 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
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 Union County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.

Thank you for your interest in Union County Community Foundation