Wildlife Preservation Fund

General Description

Established in 1991, this fund fosters the natural beauty of Knox County, TN and conserves for the general public certain areas of land in a natural state as a scenic area, sanctuary for plants, trees, animals, birds and other wildlife, and a protected watershed.

Application Process

The 2024 grant cycle has closed.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were awarded for one-year terms in April 2024. The grant term is April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025.
Amounts ranged up to $5,000.

Who May Apply

  • Click here for General Eligibility and Funding Criteria.
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Wildlife Preservation Fund:
    • Organizations must be located in and propose projects that benefit wildlife/the environment in Knox County, TN.
    • Proposed projects must hold the premises as a natural scenic area and as a sanctuary for birds and wildlife.
    • There must be no improvement on or changes to the natural condition of the property and the watershed.

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