$1.3 MILLION MOBILIZED FOR COVID-19 IN EAST TENNESSEE AS PART OF $2 BILLION GRANTED BY COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS IN THE U.S.
July 14, 2020
East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) has now mobilized nearly $1.3 million in grant awards to date from funds held by the Foundation for COVID-19 related causes as part of its #COVIDgiveWhereYouLive campaign. This includes grant recommendations made by fundholders of donor advised funds, field-of-interest funds, affiliate funds, and ETF’s Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund (N2N).
Nationally, U.S. community foundations have helped those impacted by COVID-19 with more than $2 billion to support on-the-ground efforts by nonprofits. This figure includes funds managed by nearly 600 community foundations that have provided data as part of an ongoing study by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative of grantmaking activities during COVID-19.
ETF has raised over $1 million for N2N. Since making our first grant on March 19, the Foundation has made grants totaling over $541,000 to nonprofit organizations serving 28 counties from this fund alone.
We know all nonprofits in our community have been affected in some way and we continue to work diligently to exercise flexibility and ease requirements for our grant recipients, past and present. In addition to the grants listed below, we have awarded grants to organizations applying for COVID-19 related assistance from other qualifying funds as available.
Grants from N2N have been awarded to the following organizations:
A Place at the Table
A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee
Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, Inc. (ADFAC, Inc.)
ARC Knox County
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Bijou Theatre Center
Blairland Baptist Church
Blount County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau
Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains
Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley
Bridge Refugee Services
CASA of Campbell County, Inc.
Chattanooga Area Food Bank
Cherokee Health Systems
Clinch-Powell RC&D Council
Cokesbury United Methodist Church
Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Concord United Methodist Church
Cosby Elementary School
Covenant Counseling Center
CROSS Food Ministry
Crumley House Head Injury Rehabilitation
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association, Inc.
Emerald Charter Schools
Empower Cocke County
First Baptist Church Lenoir City
First Presbyterian Church - Johnson City
First Tennessee Human Resource Agency
First United Methodist Church - Oak Ridge
FISH Hospitality Pantries, Inc.
Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, Inc.
Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians, Inc.
Girls Inc. of Hamblen County
Good Neighbors of Blount County
Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County
Grassy Fork Elementary School
Greater Kingsport Family YMCA
Great Smoky Mountains Institute, Inc.
Hawkins County Schools
Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation
Hope Springs Adult Day Care Center
Holston Conference Foundation
InterFaith Health Clinic
International Storytelling Center
Johnson City Symphony Orchestra
Johnson County Senior Center
Knox County Schools
Knoxville Area Urban League
Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum
Knoxville-Knox County CAC
Knoxville Family Justice Center
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity
Knoxville Leadership Foundation
Knoxville Museum of Art
Knoxville Opera Company
Knoxville Symphony Society, Incorporated
Lenoir City Schools
Little Ponderosa Zoo
Loudon County Habitat for Humanity
Loudon County Schools
Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
Monroe County Boxing Club
Mooresburg Community Association
Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, Inc.
Museum of Appalachia
New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center
Next Step Initiative
Of One Accord Inc.
Overcoming Believers Church
PJ Parkinson’s Support Group of Blount County
Pregnancy Resource Center
RIO Revolution Church
Roane County Heritage Commission
Roane State Community College Foundation
Salvation Army, Louisville
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc.
Sertoma Center, Inc.
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR)
Spay Campbell County Tennessee Pets
The Change Center
The Crumley House Head Injury Rehabilitation
The River of First Presbyterian Church
Two Rivers Church
United Way Elizabethton/Carter County
United Way of Anderson County
United Way of Blount County
United Way of Knox County
United Way of McMinn and Meigs Counties
University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Vine School Health Center
Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency
Wesley House Community Center
Women of MC
Woodland Community Development Corporation
YMCA of East Tennessee
For questions or information on how to donate or apply for a grant, visit www.easttennesseefoundation.org.