The Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

The Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation (ECCF) was created through a gift from a local anonymous donor who cares deeply about Elizabethton and Carter County. The donor’s love for the community, the preservation of its history, its culture and landscape is reflected through the establishment of this permanent fund to create opportunities for others to give and join in supporting the well-being of Carter County and its citizens.

Grant Amounts and Term

One-year grants were awarded in December 2016. Grant awards ranged from $500 to $1,560.

Application Process

As of summer 2018, details about the next application process and grant cycle have not yet been determined.

Application Information

Who May Apply

Additional eligibility criteria specific to ECCF:

  • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Carter County; directly serve people who live in Carter County; and have Carter County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff, or board members
  • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 10% of the funding requested

Areas of Focus

Successful applicants proposed projects or programs that: 

  • Make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of Carter County and utilize its unique assets
  • Directly benefit Carter County residents
  • Provide educational and cultural opportunities
  • Support community or economic development, historic preservation, and/or environmental enhancement, and/or
  • Build the capacity of the applicant 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 Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.

Thank you for your interest in the Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation!