Benefits the economic, social, cultural, and educational wellbeing of Monroe County residents and their communities.
The next grant cycle will launch in 2024.
Grants were awarded in November 2022 for two-year terms and ranged from $2,500 to $10,000. The grant term is December 1, 2022 – November 30, 2024.
The John D. Grubb and Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County (Fund for Monroe County) was established through a generous gift by Monroe County natives, John and his sister, Louise. Louise and John’s desire to help secure advanced educational opportunities for students and leave a philanthropic legacy dedicated to improving the lives of residents of Monroe County became a reality in 1998 with the establishment of a permanent charitable endowment for Monroe County. Grants from the fund are intended to encourage creative use of area resources and contribute to the quality of life of Monroe County residents.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Fund for Monroe County:
Organizations that collaborate as they engage in projects that benefit Monroe County and its communities.
For questions about the John D. Grubb and Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County, please contact:
Jill Murphy, Regional Advancement Officer
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223
Click here for information about making a donation to the Fund for Monroe County through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.