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.

Application Process and Dates

Important Dates

The application process has closed. As of summer 2019, 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

  • $59,400 was available to award
  • Two-year grants were awarded July 2018

Application Information

Who May Apply

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Additional eligibility criteria specific to Respiratory Disease Fund:

  • 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

Additional Information

Please direct your questions to:
Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, or
Ashley Siferd, Program Officer
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!