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Supports the production, preservation, and rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing for low-income households, and programs to enhance rental opportunities for very low-income households within the City of Knoxville.

Established in 1986 to serve as a source of funds to support excellence in the arts, expand access to the arts, and connect artists with each other and with East Tennessee communities.

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

Established in 2006, this fund benefits the interest area of youth education (with a primary focus on Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement).

The Butterfly Fund was established at East Tennessee Foundation in August 2008 by the Barger and Harrill families in memory of their daughters, Emily Barger and Maddie Harrill. Both of these beautiful little girls were diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, in 2007. Sadly, both girls passed away just weeks apart during the summer of 2008. The fund serves to raise awareness of and funds for childhood cancers.

Supports programs and projects that build community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges, and produce results for the benefit of the Campbell County community.

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS), the contractor at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX, established funds at East Tennessee Foundation and Amarillo Area Foundation as part of their commitment to the host communities of Amarillo and Oak Ridge, as well as their local counties and regions.

With the leadership of an employee-based CNS Y-12 Investment Advisory Committee, CNS employees have the opportunity to recommend grant support where the need is the greatest and the resources are best allocated. Since 2015, this fund has awarded 205 grants benefiting more than 120 nonprofits in their 20-county service area in East Tennessee.

Supports and provides medically-related transportation and traveling clinical services for underserved rural residents of Greene County, TN.

Established in 1991, this fund supports charitable and educational programs aimed at fostering regional economic development.

Supports the wellbeing of Carter County and its residents.

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

Supports animal care organizations with their spaying and neutering programs.

Grants support innovative solutions that dismantle racism, oppression, and injustice and provide a region where we can grow a more just, equitable, and inclusive future.

Established in 2014 as a field-of-interest fund to improve healthcare and wellbeing for Jefferson County residents.

Benefits the economic, social, cultural, and educational wellbeing of Monroe County residents and their communities.

Supports programs and projects that build community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges, and produce results that improve the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County.

Provides grants to research projects that support, or have the potential to support, or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Supports projects that enrich lives and strengthen the Greater Kingsport community.

Provides grants in support of gifts for children in Tennessee during the holiday season, in honor and memory of Laura J. Kress, founder of The Angel Tree.

Established in 1991 as a cooperative effort of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and East Tennessee Foundation to support and encourage excellence in public education.

Established in 2003, this fund supports literacy projects in East Tennessee.

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

Benefits young people in Johnson County by providing travel and leadership opportunities to expand their abilities to become active, visionary leaders.

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

In 1894, Mount Rest Home was started by a group of forward-thinking women, at their own expense, as a residence for elderly ladies in Knoxville who had very little funds or family to care for them. The devoted women of the board of Mount Rest Home cooked and sold lunches at Thanksgiving to raise funds to support the home, and they tended to every need of the house and the ladies who lived there. Although the lovely home eventually closed, many of the daughters and granddaughters of the original board members continued to provide for the welfare of women and children in Knox County.

They established the Mount Rest Foundation in 1994 and then the Mount Rest Fund of East Tennessee Foundation in 2004 to continue and secure their families’ legacy of caring for Knox County’s women, children, and youth. To learn more about the history of Mount Rest Fund, watch this video: Mount Rest Fund.

This fund provides prompt and effective grants to assist rescue, relief, and recovery efforts after communities in East Tennessee experience the effects of disasters.

Supports projects that will benefit the residents of Norris, Andersonville, Bethel, and Fairview in Anderson County.

Supports projects that leave a lasting legacy for current and future Oak Ridgers.

Awards grants to nonprofit organizations that advance research for treatment and a cure, provide care and support for patients and caregivers, and educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

Enriches the Loudon and Monroe County communities by funding programs and projects delivered by area nonprofits who provide measurable and sustainable results.

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

Provides support for innovative programs that benefit Washington County and its people.

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.

Supports creative solutions to problems that youth in our region face.