Laura J. Kress Angel Tree Fund Announces 2023 Grant Opportunity

Grant applications are due September 5, 2023

The Laura J. Kress Angel Tree Fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for its 2023 grant cycle. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) public charities, units of government, or public educational institutions. Organizations must propose projects which provide gifts to underserved and under-resourced children in Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Morgan, Scott, or Union counties.

Applications must be submitted using ETF’s online grant management system no later than September 5, 2023 by close of business. Grant awards will primarily range from $2,000 to $10,000. Grants will be awarded in late October 2023 for three-month terms beginning November 1, 2023 and concluding January 31, 2024.

The Laura J. Kress Angel Tree Fund was established at ETF in 2019 in honor and in memory of Laura J. Kress, founder of The Angel Tree. Through grants to organizations from this fund, Laura’s lifelong passion of providing gifts to children will continue in East Tennessee during the holiday season. To learn more about the 2023 grant cycle, visit ETF’s website at

For more information, please contact Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or Rachel Cosby, Program Officer, by phone at (865) 524-1223, toll-free at (877) 524-1223, or by email at or