Competitive Grants and Loans by Program

Housing

Grant Program Purpose Region Served Cycles Maximum Amount Awarded Deadlines
Affordable Housing Trust Fund Loans and grants to support the production, preservation and rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing for low-income households located within the City of Knoxville City of Knoxville One year grants will be awarded spring and fall annually Varies March 1st and August 1st of each year

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 will be awarded September 2018. Up to $12,000 2020 deadline 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 deadline TBD
Butterfly Fund Grants to support research, treatment and services dedicated to the defeat of childhood cancers National One-year grants were awarded April 2018. $2,500 - $25,000 2019 deadline 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 2018 $2,000 - $15,000 Application deadline May 23, 2018
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 deadline 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 deadline 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 will be awarded summer 2018 $5,000 - $15,000 2020 deadline TBD
Jefferson Health Care Foundation Grants to improve healthcare and well-being for Jefferson County residents Jefferson County One-year grants will be awarded fall 2018 $5,000 - $50,000 Application deadline September 28, 2018
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
Leadership Education Fund Grants to support public education projects 25-county region served by ETF Two-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD 2020 deadline TBD
Literacy Endowment Fund Grants to support literacy projects 25-county region served by ETF Two-year grants were awarded July 2018 TBD 2020 deadline 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 will be awarded in 2019 TBD Process will begin in early 2019
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 deadline 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 deadline 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 were awarded fall 2017 Up to $20,000 2019 deadline TBD

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 will be awarded December 2018 Up to $5,000

Application available August 15, 2018

Application deadline September 15, 2018

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 December 2017 TBD 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 2018 TBD 2019 deadline 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 will be awarded December 2018 Up to $3,000

Application available September 15, 2018

Application deadline October 15, 2018

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 September 2016 TBD 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 were awarded in March 2018 TBD TBD
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