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Fund Name   Description
Field of Interest
Kingston Worker Assistance Fund Donate Field-of-Interest fund established to support occupational health evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment planning for workers affected by the Kingston coal ash disaster.
Hope in Action Fund Donate The Hope in Action Fund was established in December 2018 in conjunction with East Tennessee Foundation's Annual Meeting in January 2019, with the theme Hope in Action. The Fund serves as a vehicle through which donors can support programs that address racism and injustice or nurture hope and equality in our culture.
Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund Donate This Fund provides timely disaster grants to nonprofit organizations in our 25-county region in East Tennessee.
Sevier County Community Fund Donate Sevier County Community Fund, an affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation, is a permanent endowment supporting opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of Sevier County residents. For more information about the Sevier County Community Fund, please email Jill Murphy, Regional Advancement Officer, at
Thomas W. Jester, Jr. Scholarship Fund Donate The Thomas W. Jester, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships for students pursuing the study of music.
Angie Grubb Scholarship Fund Donate Established in memory of Angie Grubb, a McMinn County High School student leader and athlete, by her parents, Johnny A. and Glenda Grubb, this fund benefits students from McMinn County.
Calvin Howard Agricultural Scholarship Fund Donate Established by Tamara Gunter in memory of her husband, Calvin Howard, this fund benefits graduating seniors, current students and adults planning to study agriculture.
Clark Riley Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Clark Riley Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with memorial gifts from friends and family. It will provide scholarship assistance to graduates of Alcoa High School or Maryville High School pursuing architecture, engineering, or interior design degrees.
East Tennessee Foundation Operating Fund Donate Fund that supports the ongoing operations of the Foundation.
East Tennessee Foundation Opportunity Endowment Fund Donate Fund allows the Foundation board and staff to make strategic grants when opportunities arise.
Other Funds