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Grants to Knox County, Tennessee Nonprofits
for Healthcare and Human Services Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Greater Knoxville

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

07/29/16 4:00 PM


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Grants to Knox County, Tennessee nonprofit organizations for multi-year projects in the areas of healthcare and basic needs. Letter of intent information sessions will be held on June 28 and June 30, 2016. Funding is intended for initiatives that will create measurable and lasting change in the Greater Knoxville area.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139121

Term of Contract:

Three years (April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2020)


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All the following criteria must be met:
- The organization is an incorporated nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of Tennessee and has tax-exempt status under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
- The organization has a Board of Directors that is an active, representative voluntary governing body, with regular meetings and is responsible for developing its mission, determining its strategic direction, and providing
- The organization has bylaws that state the purpose of the organization, make provisions for the size of the Board of Directors, and provide rules for tenure, number of officers and committees, financial and legal procedures, conflicts of interest and quorum requirements.
- The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that sufficient funds are available for the organization to meet its objectives.
- The organization maintains current registration as a Charitable Organization with the Tennessee Secretary of State or has a current registration exemption from the Tennessee Secretary of State.
- The organization maintains a current City of Knoxville, Tennessee Charitable Solicitations Permit.
- The organization has proof of adequate liability insurance coverage for the agency and will indemnify United Way of Greater Knoxville, its volunteers and staff from any and all liability for any damage or injury caused to any employee, client, patron, agency, visitor or guest of the agency.
- To be considered for funding, organizations MUST have an audit prepared by an independent CPA if gross revenue is $500,000 or more. If gross revenue is less than $500,000, and the organization does not have audits, it may submit the most recent financial statement accompanied by an independent CPA's review
report instead.
- The Board of Directors has inspected and approved the annual audit, or review, as well as IRS Form 990.
- The organization has and maintains a balanced budget, or has an agreed upon plan for meeting all deficits.
- The organization provides funded services in Knox County and its services are culturally sensitive and barrier free.
- The organization has identified projects or programs that support the UWGK’s Health & Basic Needs goal and one or more of the target issues.
- The organization has the mechanisms and capacity for regularly reporting measurable, qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
- The organization can anticipate adhering to the UWGK funding agreement including all documentation and reports by established deadlines.
- The organization demonstrates reasonable efficiency in program management and adequacy of resources, both in materials and in personnel (voluntary and paid) to sustain a quality level of service.
- The funding request to UWGK does not extend to individuals, school fundraisers, capital campaigns or endowments, sponsorships, marketing opportunities, event fundraisers, or sports events.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Qualifying applicants must attend one of the mandatory Letter of Intent Information Sessions to be held at United Way of Greater Knoxville, Room 106 on:
June 28, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
June 30, 2016 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Advance registration is required. Call or email the contact to register or to ask any questions regarding eligibility.

Pre-Application Information:

Attend the letter of intent information session on either June 28 or June 30, 2016.
If eligibility is met, instructions will be given to apply.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Leslie Grindstaff
1301 Hannah Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921

Grant Coverage Areas:

Knox County

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee

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