Fund for Greene County

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

General Description

Supports opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of Greene County.

Application Process

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

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were last awarded for one-year terms in July 2018.

Areas of Focus

Preference was given to proposals which address food insecurity and hunger-related issues in Greene County. These may include projects which involve one or more of the following activities:

  • Growing/gardening/harvesting/packaging/selling/serving locally sourced foods
  • Programs that address specific populations such as children, teens, seniors, and/or other underserved individuals
  • Farm to Table initiatives (home or restaurant tables, businesses such as nursing homes, schools, hospitals, or any other entity that grows, harvests, prepares, and/or serves food)
  • Farmers markets
  • School backpack meal programs
  • Feeding programs (summer, weekend, alternate sites such as churches, senior centers)
  • Meals delivered to homes

Special consideration was given to applications in which two or more organizations demonstrated their plan to address food insecurity or hunger-related issues in Greene County through partnership and collaboration.

Who May Apply

The Fund for Greene County was established in 1993 by a group of local donors who wanted to make a lasting commitment to the people of Greene County by developing a resource to achieve community goals and promote Greene County.

  • Click here for General Eligibility and Funding Criteria.
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Fund for Greene County:
    • Applicant organizations must serve the residents of Greene County; and
    • Funded projects must demonstrate the potential for significant impact on the community.

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 Fund for Greene County, 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 Fund for Greene County through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.