Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund

General Description

This fund provides prompt and effective grants to assist rescue, relief, and recovery efforts after communities in East Tennessee experience the effects of disasters.

Areas of Focus

The Fund was created in 2011 after parts of East Tennessee experienced devastating storms. Its goal is to provide prompt and effective services to communities in need after experiencing the effects of disasters. When disasters occur, these funds allow the Foundation to respond in a timely fashion to support nonprofit organizations that provide critically needed services. Our years of experience have enabled us to build longstanding relationships and networks with local nonprofits and area agencies that know how to respond in their own communities. This fund mobilized $1.5 million during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.


Additional Information

Please direct your questions to:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or
Rachel Schott, Director of Scholarships
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or toll-free (877) 524-1223


To Make a Donation

Be a caring neighbor. Giving is easy for all who want to join our effort.  You can make a gift online, recommend a grant from your donor advised fund, or send a monetary contribution made payable to the Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund of East Tennessee Foundation.  A gift of any size can help provide shelter, medical care, food, and many other basic needs to those in our region.

Make checks payable to “East Tennessee Foundation” with “Neighbor to Neighbor” in the memo line and mail to:
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902