Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund Announces 2021 Grants

December 21, 2021

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) announces grant recipients from Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund of ETF.  Twenty-four (24) grants totaling $586,800 were recommended and at this time $536,800 were awarded to 23 nonprofit organizations whose programs directly benefit the health and well-being of Jefferson County residents.    

Jefferson Health Care Foundation (JHCF) Fund was created with funds from the former Jefferson Memorial Hospital.  JHCF Fund advisory board is comprised of individuals whose expertise and knowledge of the healthcare needs and resources in Jefferson County guided their funding recommendations.

Grants from Jefferson Health Care Foundation Fund have been awarded to the following organizations: 

4th Judicial District Recovery Services, Inc.; Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley; Carson-Newman University; Chestnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department; City of Baneberry; City of New Market; Dandridge Ministerial Association; Girls Inc. of Hamblen County; Isaiah 117 House; Jefferson County Educational and Community Foundation; Jefferson County EMS; Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity; Jefferson County Rescue Squad; Joining Hands Health Center; Lakeway CASA, Inc.; Lakeway Central Volunteer Fire Department; New Market Volunteer Fire Department; Renovatus; SafeSpace; Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc.; Town of Dandridge; Town of White Pine Volunteer Fire Department; and White Pine Police Department. 

In addition, $50,000 was recommended for Jefferson City Government continent upon their purchase of property for the Tennova Park Project.   

For more information, please contact Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs for East Tennessee Foundation, at (865) 524-1223, toll-free at 1-877-524-1223 or via e-mail at