Union County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

General Description

Supports opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of Union County.

Application Process

This fund will not be administering a competitive grant process in 2024.

Areas of Focus

Successful applicants will propose innovative projects or programs that:

  • Make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of Union County and utilize its unique assets
  • Directly benefit families, women, and/or children
  • Provide educational and cultural opportunities
  • Support community or economic development, historic preservation, and/or environmental enhancement
  • Build the capacity of the organization and its leadership to more effectively carry out its mission

Who May Apply

Union County Community Foundation (UCCF) was established as a project of Leadership Union County Class of 2010. As community leaders and visionaries, the Class of 2010 made a lasting commitment to the people of Union County by developing a resource to achieve community goals and promote Union County.

  • Click here for General Eligibility and Funding Criteria.
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to UCCF:
    • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Union County; directly serve people who live and work in Union County; and must have Union County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff, or board members.
    • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 30% of the funding requested.

Additional Information

For questions about the Union County Community Foundation, please contact our advancement team.

For questions about the online grant application system, please contact:
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

To Make a Donation

Click HERE for information about making a donation to Union County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.