Pat Summitt Foundation Fund

General Description

Awards grants to nonprofit organizations that advance research for treatment and a cure, provide care and support for patients and caregivers, and educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease.

Application Process

This fund will not be administering a competitive grant process in 2023.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were awarded in November 2022 for one-year terms. The grant term is November 1, 2022 – October 31, 2023. Grant amounts ranged from $11,000 – $30,000.

Who May Apply

The Pat Summitt Foundation, a Fund of East Tennessee Foundation, was established by Pat and Tyler Summitt in 2011. To learn more about Pat Summitt Foundation’s mission and fundraising efforts, please visit their website at

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Additional Eligibility specific to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund:

  • Projects must involve direct and immediate Alzheimer’s patient care and/or caregiver support.
  • Projects that are exclusively research based with no direct and immediate impact on Alzheimer’s patient care and/or caregiver support are not eligible.
  • If the organization is a chapter of a national organization:
    • The chapter must be located in and directly serve residents of Tennessee; and
    • All grant funds must be spent in and solely benefit residents of Tennessee.
  • Faith-based organizations may apply.
  • We encourage applicant organizations to exercise creativity and think outside of the box in
    terms of their project or program and how it will benefit those impacted by

Additional Information

To learn more about the grantmaking process and the online grant management system, please direct your questions to:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, East Tennessee Foundation
Rachel Cosby, Program Officer, East Tennessee Foundation

To learn more about Pat Summitt Foundation and its mission, please direct your questions to:
Morgan Vance, Director of Advancement, Pat Summitt Foundation
Adam Waller, Director of Operations, Pat Summitt Foundation

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