East Tennessee Foundation’s Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund Receives a $200,000 Grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts 

April 24, 2020

East Tennessee Foundation today announced it received a $200,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to provide emergency relief funds to nonprofit organizations to meet the critical needs created by COVID-19 across our 25-county region in East Tennessee. 

The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19. 

“East Tennessee Foundation is grateful to have received this grant and is currently taking applications to determine how to best distribute these funds within the communities we serve,” stated East Tennessee Foundation President & CEO Michael McClamroch. 

“We look forward to seeing all the good work East Tennessee Foundation can do for our community with this grant,” said Christian Corts, East Tennessee regional president for Truist. “Our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities, and we are pleased to see that happening in East Tennessee.”