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Grants to Tennessee Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational Institutions for Programs to Foster Economic Development

Economic Development Fund of East Tennessee


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Funding Source
East Tennessee Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Tennessee

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/01/22 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to Tennessee nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in eligible counties for programs to foster economic development. The purpose of the program is to support economic and charitable programs that spur community development in the service area of the East Tennessee Foundation.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Organization must be a 501(c)(3) public charity, unit of government, or educational institution
- New or emerging groups that do not have nonprofit status may apply if they have an established nonprofit organization as a fiscal sponsor
- Organizations must be located in and serve constituents in ETF's 25-county service area
- The organization operates and is organized so as to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, age, disability, covered veteran status, or other characteristics as identified in the Foundation’s Non-Discrimination Policy Statement.

Ineligible for Funding:
- Grants to individuals.
- Projects that have explicit religious content, express a particular religious view, or advance a religious purpose
- Debt retirement or budget deficits
- Endowment funds or general fundraising campaigns
- Capital improvements

Additional Geographic Information:

ETF's 25-county service area:

Pre-Application Information
The online application will be available May 1, 2022.
The deadline to submit is June 1, 2022.

General Eligibility:

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants will range from $2,500 - $5,000.

Term of Contract
Grants will be awarded in late August 2022 for two-year terms.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Please direct your questions to:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

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