LAURA J. KRESS ANGEL TREE FUND

A DONOR ADVISED FUND OF EAST TENNESSEE FOUNDATION

The Laura J. Kress Angel Tree Fund was established at East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) in June 2019 in honor and in memory of Laura J. Kress, founder of the Angel Tree, who passed away earlier that year. Forty-four years ago, Laura J. Kress joined members of the West Knoxville Business & Professional Women's Club to bring Christmas to dozens of needy children. With her leadership, The Angel Tree has helped grant more than 725,000 Christmas wishes over four decades.

With this fund, Laura J. Kress' life-long passion and dedication to fill Holiday wishes for needy children in Tennessee during the Holiday Season will continue to provide gifts for children.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process has closed. As of spring 2020, details about the next application process and grant cycle have not yet been determined. Please continue to check back with ETF.

GRANT AMOUNTS AND TERM

Grants were awarded in October 2019 for three-month terms and generally ranged from $2,000 to $10,000.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

WHO MAY APPLY

Additional Eligibility Criteria specific to the Laura J. Kress Angel Tree Fund:

  • Projects had to occur between November 1, 2019 - January 30, 2020.
  • Children served must live in Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Morgan, Scott, or Union counties.
Please note the following exceptions:
  • Because Laura J. Kress Angel Tree Fund is a donor advised fund, applicant organizations are not required to provide their most recent financial statements and/or audit and/or IRS Form 990; current year operating budget; or list of current board of directors.

HOW TO APPLY

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please direct your questions to:
Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, or
Ashley Siferd Butler, Program Officer
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 524-1223 or toll-free (877) 524-1223

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE LAURA J. KRESS ANGEL TREE FUND!