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

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

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, 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 Union County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.

Thank you for your interest in Union County Community Foundation