Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund - GIVE NOW

East Tennessee Foundation’s (ETF) Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund provides timely disaster response grants to organizations in our 25-county region in East Tennessee.

The Fund was created in 2011 after parts of East Tennessee experienced devastating storms. Its goal is to provide prompt and effective services to communities in need after experiencing the effects of disasters. When disasters occur, these funds allow the Foundation to respond in a timely fashion to support nonprofit organizations that provide critically needed services. Using ETF’s longstanding relationships with area agencies, local nonprofits, churches, schools, and municipalities, grants from the Fund aid nonprofit organizations and other exempt entities in providing relief and rebuilding their communities.

The Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund was activated for the COVID-19 national emergency in March 2020 to meet critical, immediate, and long-term needs created by COVID-19. Please note: The Fund is no longer accepting grant applications.

Please consider donating to this Fund to help our region in times of disaster, allowing the Foundation to make timely, wise, and well-placed grants. Our goal is to always be ready when the need arises to serve our neighbors. Click GIVE HERE to donate or recommend a grant from your ETF donor advised fund.


Please direct your questions to:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or toll-free (877) 524-1223

Make checks payable to "East Tennessee Foundation" with "Neighbor to Neighbor" in the memo line and mail to:
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902

Thank you for your interest in the Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund.