Affiliate funds are field-of-interest funds designated for the benefit of a specific county or geographic area within East Tennessee Foundation’s service area. The Foundation’s existing affiliate funds range in scope from asset-building or grantmaking programs to full-service, county community foundations. With local advisory boards and a local presence, affiliate funds may engage in independent endowment building, fundraising activities, grantmaking, and other types of activities to promote local philanthropic giving and community building.