Grants & Loans

East Tennessee Foundation's (ETF) field-of-interest and affiliate funds support a competitive grantmaking process in broad charitable areas including arts and culture, community development, youth-at-risk or a particular East Tennessee county or region (affiliate funds) within the Foundation's 25-county service area. Since 1986, East Tennessee Foundation has awarded over $308 million in grants through its competitive grantmaking process.

All applications must be completed and submitted via the Foundation’s online grant management system.

An organization may only submit one application per grant cycle for each grant program (e.g. Mount Rest Fund), but an organization may submit an application for every grant program for which it is eligible.

Because the application requirements vary for each grant program (e.g. Mount Rest Fund, Norris Area Community Foundation), please visit each grant program's web page for information that is specific to that grant program.

Application Information

The Logon Page will require the user to enter an email address and password. First-time users must “Create New Account.” Returning users must enter the email address and password they chose when they created the account.