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Fund Name Description
Field of Interest
Arts Fund for East Tennessee Established in 1986, the Arts Fund supports arts and cultural opportunities throughout our region.
KiMe Fund Fund dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's, by funding research.
Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund Provides timely disaster grants to organizations where need is most immediate and to lend long-term recovery support to our region.
Butterfly Fund Fund created in memory of Maddie Harrill and Emily Barger to fight childhood cancer.
Hope in Action Fund Fund created in conjunction with ETF's 2018 Annual Meeting in January of 2019, with the theme Hope in Action and where the Violins of Hope were played. The Fund's establishment was announced at the meeting to serve as a vehicle to which donors can support programs that aide populations victim to discrimination or that support hope and equality in our culture.
Pat Summitt Foundation Fund Awarding grants to Alzheimer's related non-profit organizations that advance medical research, provide patient & caregiver support, and promote education & awareness. Please ask your employer if they provide matching gifts so you can increase the impact of your gift.
East Tennessee Foundation Operating Fund Fund that supports the ongoing operations of the Foundation.
East Tennessee Foundation Opportunity Endowment Fund Fund allows the Foundation board and staff to make strategic grants when opportunities arise.
Mark Hulsether McKee Memorial Jazz Endowment Fund Fund in memory of Mark Hulsether McKee to benefit the Knoxville Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Spenser F. Powell Memorial Law Scholarship Fund Established in memory of Spenser F. Powell, this fund will award scholarships to first-year law students at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Tammy Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund Fund was established in memory of Tammy Smith an alumni of Jefferson County High School. The fund will provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Jefferson County High School with a demonstrated commitment to community service or plans to pursue a career in public service.
Special Project
Women's Suffrage Coalition Fund Since 1995, the Suffrage Coalition has been working diligently to ensure that the inspiring history of Tennessee's role in the Woman Suffrage victory is never forgotten. The mission of the Suffrage Coalition is to "locate, preserve, and educate regarding the history of women's suffrage, especially in the state of Tennessee..."
Donor Advised
Jeff Breazeale Foundation Fund Established in memory of Jeff Breazeale, this donor advised fund supports programs that benefit music programs for youth and animal shelters.
My Son Shines Fund Established in memory of Dierks Limbaugh to raise funds for a new playground at Carter Park in Knoxville, TN.
Other Funds