Respiratory Disease Fund

General Description

Established in 1991, funds are used for purposes directly related to the diagnosis, research, treatment, education, prevention, and cure of respiratory disease in Knox County, TN.

Application Process

The 2024 grant cycle has closed. The next grant cycle will be in 2026.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were awarded for two-year terms in April 2024. The grant term is April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026.
Amounts ranged from $10,000 – $20,000.

Who May Apply

  • Click here for General Eligibility and Funding Criteria.
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to Respiratory Disease Fund:
    • Proposals must directly relate to the reduction of respiratory disease in Knox County.
    • Organizations do not have to reside in Knox County in order to be eligible to apply.

Additional Information

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 (877) 524-1223