Wildlife Preservation Fund

The Wildlife Preservation Fund was established in 1991 to "foster the natural beauty of the community in which we live (Knox County) and to conserve for the general public and posterity certain areas of land in a natural state as a scenic area, a sanctuary for plants, trees, animals, birds and other wildlife, and a protected watershed."

Application Process and Dates

Important Dates

  • Online application available:  February 26, 2018
  • Application submission deadline:  April 6, 2018

Grant Amounts and Term

  • $10,700 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 the Wildlife Preservation Fund:

  • Organizations must be located in and propose projects that benefit wildlife/the environment in Knox County (TN)
  • Proposed projects must hold the premises as a natural scenic area and as a sanctuary for birds and wildlife
  • There must be no improvement on or changes to the natural condition of the property and the watershed

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

Thank you for your interest in the Wildlife Preservation Fund!