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KiMe Fund announces 2024 grant opportunity

Applications are due May 13, 2024

The KiMe Fund, a component fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), is accepting applications for the 2024 grant cycle. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) public charities, units of government, or public educational institutions. Organizations must submit proposals directly related to research that supports or has the potential to support or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Applications must be submitted using ETF’s online grant management system no later than 7:00pm on Monday, May 13, 2024. Grant awards will primarily range from $25,000 to $75,000. Grants will be awarded in July 2024 for one-year terms beginning July 1, 2024 and concluding June 30, 2025.

The KiMe Fund was established in December 2010 by Steve Hodges after he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2009. KiMe is shorthand for his two daughters, Kim and Megan. It is symbolic of the drive to cure Parkinson’s Disease before the next generation of children is diagnosed. Since its inception, KiMe Fund has awarded more than $359,000 to organizations researching a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

To learn more about the grant cycle and to access the online application, visit ETF’s website. For more information, please contact Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants by phone at (865) 524-1223, toll-free at (877) 524-1223, or by email at ab*****@et*.org.