KiMe Fund

General Description

Provides grants to research projects that support, or have the potential to support, or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Application Process

The online application will be available April 15, 2024.
The deadline to submit is May 13, 2024 by 7:00pm Eastern.

Eligible applications will be reviewed by a volunteer grant panel. After the grant panel meets to make its funding recommendations, all organizations will be notified of their funding status via email by early July 2024.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants will be awarded in July 2024 for one-year terms. The grant term is July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.
Amounts will range from $25,000 – $75,000.

Who May Apply

The KiMe Fund was established at East Tennessee Foundation in December 2010 by Steve Hodges after he was diagnosed in 2009 with early onset Parkinson’s Disease. KiMe is shorthand for his two daughters, Kim and Megan. It is symbolic of the drive to cure Parkinson’s Disease before the next generation of children is diagnosed.

  • Click for here General Eligibility and Funding Criteria.
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to the KiMe Fund:
    • Administrative support must not exceed 10% of the funding requested. Organizations that fund their administrative expenses independently, or have low administrative expenses, will be considered more favorably.
    • Organizations located outside ETF’s 25-county service area are also eligible to apply.

Additional Information

To learn more about the KiMe Fund’s grantmaking process, please direct your questions to:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or
Rachel Schott, Director of Scholarships
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or toll-free (877) 524-1223

To learn more about the KiMe Fund’s mission and fundraising efforts, please visit the fund’s website: