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Mount Rest Fund

Grants to Knox County, Tennessee Nonprofits and
Agencies to Improve the Lives of Women and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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East Tennessee Foundation

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to Knox County, Tennessee nonprofit organizations and government agencies to positively impact the lives of women and children (up to 18 years of age). Funding will be awarded to program that promote health and wellbeing, training and employment, and education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176351

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will generally range from $5,000 - $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded in Spring 2017 for two-year terms.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant organization must be a 501(c)(3) public charity or unit of government.

Applicant organization must serve women and/or children in Knoxville or Knox County. Under special circumstances, grants will be made to institutions outside Knox County for programs that are operated within or provide direct benefit to residents of the county.

New or emerging groups that do not have nonprofit status may apply if they have an established nonprofit organization as a fiscal sponsor.

Schools and churches are ineligible for funding

Not Funded:
-Check eligibility requirements specific to each competitive grants program for variations.
-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
-Grants to individuals

Salary or administrative support must not exceed 50% of the funding requested.

Pre-Application Information:

The online application will be available September 26, 2016, and the submission deadline will be October 31, 2016.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs
(865) 524-1223 / (877) 524-1223

East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee