Competitive Grants and Loans by Program

Housing

Grant Program Purpose Region Served Cycles Maximum Amount Awarded Deadlines
Affordable Housing Trust Fund To support the production, preservation and rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing, or enhancing the rental opportunities for low-income households. City of Knoxville One year grants will be awarded spring and fall - subject to available funding Varies SPRING CYCLE March 1 and FALL CYCLE August 1 

Field-of-Interest Funds

These support a competitive grantmaking process in broad, charitable areas such as arts and culture, community development, education, or youth-at-risk.  These funds allow the Foundation flexibility in serving a particular donor interest while engaging community volunteers in the decision-making process.

Grant Program Purpose Region Served Cycles Maximum Amount Awarded Deadlines
Arts Fund for East Tennessee Grants to support excellence in the arts, expand access to the arts, and connect artists with each other and with East Tennessee communities 25-county region served by ETF Two-year grants were awarded September 2018. Up to $12,000 2020 TBD
Boyd Youth Education Fund Grants to support youth education, with a primary focus on Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement 25-county region served by ETF Two year grants were awarded July 2018 $90,900 was available to award 2020 TBD
Butterfly Fund Grants to support research, treatment and services dedicated to the defeat of childhood cancers National One-year grants were awarded April 2019 $2,500 - $25,000

2020 TBD

CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund
Corporate Donor Advised Fund

Grants to focus on historic & cultural preservation, and mental health & substance abuse issues. 20-county service area One-year grants will be awarded October 2019 $2,000 - $15,000 Application deadline: May 31, 2019
Economic Development Fund of East Tennessee Grants to support regional economic development projects 25-county region served by ETF Two-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD 2020 TBD
Harry W. & Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund Grants to support animal care organizations with their spaying and neutering programs 25-county region served by ETF Two-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD 2020 TBD
Dr. J.G. Hawkins Memorial Fund Grants to support medically-related transportation and traveling clinical services for under-served rural residents of Greene County Greene County Two-year grants were awarded summer 2018 $5,000 - $15,000 2020 TBD
Jefferson Health Care Foundation Grants to improve healthcare and well-being for Jefferson County residents Jefferson County One-year grants were awarded December 2018 $5,000 - $50,000 2019 TBD
KiMe Fund Grants to benefit medical research that supports, or has the potential to support or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease National TBD TBD TBD

Laura J. Kress Angel Tree Fund
Donor Advised Fund

Grants to support organizations in providing gifts for needy children during the Holiday Season Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Morgan, Scott, or Union counties Three-month grants will be awarded October 2019 $2,000 - $10,000

Application Available: August 20, 2019

Application Deadline: Septermber 20, 2019

Leadership Education Fund Grants to support public education projects 25-county region served by ETF Two-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD 2020 TBD
Literacy Endowment Fund Grants to support literacy projects 25-county region served by ETF Two-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD 2020 TBD
Mount Rest Fund Grants to significantly contribute to the welfare of the women and children of Knoxville and Knox County Knox County Two-year grants were awarded May 2019 $5,000 - $20,000

2021 TBD

The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund Grants related to the direct and immediate care of Alzheimer's patients and/or caregiver support. Any county in Tennessee One-year grants were awarded May 2019 $10,000 - $50,000

2020 TBD

Respiratory Disease Fund Grants related to the diagnosis, research, treatment, education, prevention and cure of respiratory diseases in Knox County Knox County Two-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD 2020 TBD
Margaret M. & Harley H. Wachs Youth Leadership Fund Grants to provide young people in Johnson County with travel and leadership opportunities Johnson County Year-round Up to $600 Proposals accepted year-round
Wildlife Preservation Fund Grants to protect and conserve the natural beauty of our community Knox County Two-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD 2020 TBD
Youth Endowment Grants to help at-risk youth gain access to more opportunities in life and acquire knowledge and skills which improve their chances to be successful 25-county region served by ETF Two-year grants will be awarded fall 2019 Up to $20,000

Letter of Intent Deadline: May 24, 2019

Organizations who are invited to apply - Application Deadline: August 2, 2019

Affiliate Funds

Funds established by a family, an individual donor, or in many cases a group of citizens wanting the services and opportunities offered by having a local community foundation. In general, affiliate funds are established to serve a specific geographical area such as a county or multiple counties. Assets for affiliate funds are developed through the leadership of local citizens partnering with ETF to build endowment and grantmaking funds restricted to the defined geographic area.

Grant Program Purpose Region Served Cycles Maximum Amount Awarded Deadlines
Blount Community Fund Grants to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of Blount County residents Blount County One-year grants were awarded December 2018 Up to $5,000

TBD

Campbell Enhancement Fund Grants to support programs and projects that build community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges and produce results for the benefit of the community Campbell County One-year grants were awarded June 2019 $500 -$2,500

TBD

Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation Grants to create opportunities for others to give and join in supporting the well-being of Carter County and its citizens Carter County One-year grants were awarded December 2016 TBD TBD
Fund for Greene County Grants to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of residents of Greene County Greene County One-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD TBD
Johnson County Community Foundation Grants to support community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges, and produce results that improve the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County Johnson County One-year grants were awarded July 2019 Up to $3,000 TBD
Kingsport Community Foundation Grants to support projects that enrich lives and strengthen the Greater Kingsport Community Sullivan County TBD TBD TBD
Loudon County Community Foundation Grants to support projects that improve the quality of life of the residents of Loudon County Loudon County One-year grants were awarded December 2018 Up to $3,000

TBD

McMinn Community Fund Grants to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of McMinn County McMinn County One-year grants were awarded May 2019 $3,000 - $10,000

TBD

John D. Grubb & Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County Grants to encourage creative use of area resources and contribute to the quality of life of Monroe county residents Monroe County Two-year grants were awarded June 2018 TBD TBD
Norris Area Community Foundation Grants to benefit the citizens of Norris and surrounding unincorporated communities Anderson County One-year grants will be awarded October 2019 $1,000 - $2,500

Application Available: June 26, 2019

Application Deadline: July 24, 2019

Union County Community Foundation Grants to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of Union County Union County Grants were awarded May 2017 TBD TBD
Washington County Community Foundation Collaboration grants to support two or more organizations working together on projects that will benefit Washington County and its people Washington County

Two-year collaboration grant was awarded June 2016

Up to $100,000 TBD