Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

General Description

Supports the wellbeing of Carter County and its residents.

Application Process

This fund will not be administering a competitive grant process in 2024.

Grant Amounts and Terms

One-year grants were last awarded in December 2016. Grant awards ranged from $500 to $1,560.

Areas of Focus

Successful applicants proposed projects or programs that:

  • Make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of Carter County and utilize its unique assets
  • Directly benefit Carter County residents
  • Provide educational and cultural opportunities
  • Support community or economic development, historic preservation, and/or environmental enhancement, and/or
  • Build the capacity of the applicant organization and its leadership to more effectively carry out its mission

Who May Apply

Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation (ECCF) was created through a gift from a local anonymous donor who cares deeply about Elizabethton and Carter County. The donor’s love for the community, the preservation of its history, its culture and landscape is reflected through the establishment of this permanent fund to create opportunities for others to give and join in supporting the wellbeing of Carter County and its residents.

  • Click here for General Eligibility and Funding Criteria.
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to ECCF:
    • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Carter County;
    • Directly serve people who live in Carter County;
    • Have Carter County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff, or board members; and
    • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 10% of the funding requested

Additional Information

For questions about the online grant application system, please contact:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or
Rachel Schott, Director of Scholarships

For questions about the Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation, please contact our advancement team.

East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN  37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

To Make a Donation

Click HERE for information about making a donation to Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.