Johnson County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

The Johnson County Community Foundation was established through the work of the Johnson County Champion Community Committee and the generous gifts of time, vision, and resources by a group of Johnson County residents committed to strengthening communities and improving the quality of life in Johnson County. The Foundation will support programs and projects that build community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges, and produce results that improve the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County.

Application Process

The online application will be available April 1, 2022.
The deadline to submit is May 1, 2022.

Grant Amounts and Term

Grants will be awarded in July 2022 for one-year terms and will range from $1,000 - $5,000.

Application Information

Who May Apply

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Additional eligibility criteria specific to JCCF:

  • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Johnson County; directly serve people who live and work in Johnson County; and must have Johnson County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff, or board members
  • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 30% of the funding requested
  • Required: funds requested must have a 20% match. Match may be in cash, in-kind donations of goods and/or services, or a combination of both.

Areas of Focus

Successful applicants will propose innovative projects or programs that:

  • Make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of Johnson County and utilize its unique assets
  • Directly benefit families, women, and/or children
  • Provide educational and cultural opportunities
  • Support community or economic development, historic preservation, and/or environmental enhancement
  • Build the capacity of the organization and its leadership to more effectively carry out its mission

How to Apply

Additional Information

For questions about the online grant application system, please contact:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants
For questions about the Johnson County Community Foundation, please contact:
Jill Murphy, Regional Advancement Officer

East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

To Make a Donation to this Fund

Click here for information about making a donation to the Johnson County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.

Thank you for your interest in the Johnson County Community Foundation!