Washington County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

The Washington County Community Foundation (previously the Harris Fund for Washington County) was endowed by Ms. Eva Stanley Harris, a Washington County native, in memory of the Harris Family of Johnson City, to honor their spirit of philanthropy and legacy of community service. The Fund’s aim is to provide support for innovative programs that will benefit Washington County and its people. The Fund encourages creative use of area resources and promotes the improvement of the quality of life of Washington County residents.

To learn more about Washington County Community Foundation, including its history and 2016 grantmaking focus, please visit the Washington County Community Foundation webpage.

Application Process

The application process is divided into two phases:

  1. Letter of Intent (LOI)
  2. An invited full proposal

Grant Amounts and Term

A two-year $100,000 grant was awarded in spring 2016.

Application Information

Who May Apply

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Projects must be collaborative, with two or more organizations working together as partners and sharing their collective expertise.

Projects must address the following funding priorities:

  • Impact on Youth – project impact and outcomes must directly benefit youth (ages birth to 18 years) in Washington County, particularly those that are under-served and at-risk
  • Life Literacy Skills – knowledge of and access to a broad cross-section of skills which must help children thrive and succeed in life

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

Thank you for your interest in the Washington County Community Foundation.