Oak Ridge Fund for Achieving Community Excellence

An affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation

The Oak Ridge Fund for Achieving Community Excellence (ORFace) was established in 2017 as an affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation. Its purpose is to support initiatives that have a lasting legacy for Oak Ridge – things that substantially change the trajectory of our future.

ORFace strives to help shape the future of Oak Ridge by reinforcing our established role in science, enriching the programs and tradition of excellence in our public school system, and stimulating economic development. Board members are committed to including all citizens in contributing to and benefiting from this community. The fund was founded to inspire us to imagine creative, distinctive, and ambitious community projects, and to motivate organizations to collaborate on achieving those projects. 

ORFace began with a modest endowment as Oak Ridge celebrated its 75-year anniversary. This endowment has grown while beginning to make a small number of impactful grants as the fund grows. While countless wonderful projects might be funded, ORFace is committed to supporting only projects that can answer: “How will this effort help to notably improve the future of Oak Ridge?” 

If you are interested in making a donation today, please click GIVE NOW.

Or you can make a check to “Oak Ridge Fund for Achieving Community Excellence” and mail to:

Oak Ridge Fund for Achieving Community Excellence
In Care of: East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902

For more information, please contact:

Regional Advancement
East Tennessee Foundation
(865) 524-1223 or toll-free 1-877-524-1223
Email: re*****************@et*.org

We the members of the ORFace Advisory Board thank you in advance for your interest and support of Oak Ridge!

Laura Hammons, Chair
David Allred
Wayne Blasius
Ginny Boles
Edwena Crowe
Meghan Houchin
Channing Miller
Kendahl Moore
Don Nalls
Laurel Patrick
Pat Postma
Alan Tatum

ORFace awarded small, initial grants to significant efforts such as the startup of Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival and the Secret City Radio Show. Modest future grant awards will be made to projects that help make a sea change in our community as the advisory board focuses on growing the endowment so that larger grants can be made over time.