Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Health Initiatives Grant Program

Grants to East Tennessee Nonprofits and Churches
to Improve Healthcare in Eligible Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee

Deadline Date:

03/27/19 Noon


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $15,000 to East Tennessee nonprofit organizations and churches in eligible counties for health related projects benefiting local communities. Funding is intended to support the planning and implementation of innovative projects in Jefferson, Anderson, Knox, Grainger, Blount, Sevier, Roane, Loudon, and Union Counties.

Six initiatives will guide the Trinity Health Foundation of Eastern Tennessee's efforts for 2019 in the Health Initiatives grant program. Trinity will award funding in two phases in both a Small Division (for non-profit organizations with less than $1.5 million in annual revenue) and Large Grants Division. Both the Small Grants and Large Grants Divisions Phase I “Planning Grant” proposals will be eligible to compete for a Phase II “Implementation Grant.”

The six 2019 Initiatives are:

- Access to Care
- Healthy Life Choices
- Opioid Addiction Education and Awareness
- Diminishing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Effects
- Neighborhood/Community Strengthening
- Open Topic

See details about each of these Initiatives in each of the six documents listed in Supporting Documents below.

Phase I grants are for planning and prototyping activities and can include funds for labor, consultants, travel, overhead and minimal materials if needed for initial demonstration (no funds for capital or equipment in Phase I). Phase I activities might include, but not be limited to:

- Surveys, acquisition of collaboration commitments
- Research into successful programs in other locations
- Development of data collection methods for measurement of success
- Development of educational materials
- Conferring with organizational and subject matter experts
- Observing related projects elsewhere, etc.

Phase II grants are for implementation and can be used for a broad range of activities beyond the Phase I including, but not limited to equipment, training courses, capital facilities, etc..

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168168

Number of Grants:

The Foundation anticipates awarding up to 11 Phase I grants in the Small Grants Division and 11 Phase I grants in the Large Grants Division in June of 2019.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Phase I grants will be up to $5,000 for the Small Grants Division and up to $15,000 for the Large Grants Division.
- Phase II grants will be up to $50,000 for the Small Grants Division and up to $150,000 for the Large Grants Division.

Term of Contract:

- Phase I grants will be for three (3) months.
- Phase II grants will be for one (1) year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee grant, the lead proposing organization must have the following credentials:

- Non-profit status as an organized church, non-governmental 501(c)(3) or equivalent organization.
- Have a service area that touches Knox and/or surrounding contiguous counties (Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union)
- Serves as the lead proposer on only one proposal each year. A single organization can be a collaborating partner on multiple proposals, but one organization can only be the budgetary lead on a single proposal annually.
- Small Grants Division Applicants must meet the criteria above and have annual revenues of no more than $1.5 million
- Organization is not currently receiving a prior year Phase II grant; i.e. Phase II winners from the previous year will not be eligible for consideration in the current year’s proposal cycle.

Trinity requires all lead proposing organizations to have a 501(c)(3) or equivalent status. While certain tasks within a project can be subcontracted to for-profit entities, their participation must be under the supervision of the 501(c)(3) bidder.

Trinity is a faith-based organization, but will consider proposals from non-faith based entities as long as there is not a conflict with the Foundation's mission.

Trinity serves the contiguous 9-county region that borders and includes Knox County. The Foundation serves a broad demographic (age and gender) population and seeks to touch all residents in the region without giving economic, age, gender or racial preference in consideration of the projects selected unless clearly stated in the specific initiative request for proposal.

Qualifications and Eligibility:

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:

- January 31, 2019 – Phase I Solicitation Opens
- March 27, 2019 – Phase I Proposals due by noon.
- May 20, 2019 * – Phase I Winners notified (*Date subject to change as needed)
- September 4, 2019 – Phase II Proposals due by noon. Proposals are submitted by e-mail to Trinity staff.
- October 3, 2019* – Phase II Winners notified (*Date subject to change as needed)

Phase I grant proposals must be submitted online.

Phase II proposals will be solicited from successful Phase I recipients.

Trinity desires, but does not require, matching funds and/or in-kind support (volunteer labor, use of facilities, infrastructure development like software, databases, products and websites, promotion, etc.) for proposed efforts, particularly in Phase II.

Initiatives and Phase I Proposal Details:

Phase I Process and Key Dates:

Proposal Outlines:


Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

For questions on the application process, please email Lynn Metler at

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee
625 Market Street, Suite 400
Knoxville, TN 37902

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee: Knox, Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union Counties