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Fund Name Description
Field of Interest
Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund This Fund provides timely disaster grants to nonprofit organizations in our 25-county region in East Tennessee and is currently activated for the COVID-19 National Emergency. If you’d prefer your donation be used for a specific geographic or charitable purpose area, please note in Special Instructions.
Hope in Action Fund 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 aid populations victim to discrimination or programs that support hope and equality in our culture.
East Tennessee Foundation Operating Fund Fund that supports the ongoing operations of the Foundation.
Howard H. Baker Medical Scholarship Fund Established in memory of Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., this fund provides scholarships to medical students excelling in their second or higher year at a Tennessee medical school with special preference given to those planning to practice in rural areas of Tennessee.
R. G. and Ruth Crossno Scholarship Fund Established as a permanent endowment by family and friends in memory of Mr. R. G. Crossno to provide scholarship awards to students from Anderson County.
East Tennessee Foundation Opportunity Endowment Fund Fund allows the Foundation board and staff to make strategic grants when opportunities arise.
Special Project
Englewood Water Tower Preservation Fund The Englewood Water Tower Preservation Fund was created as a special project to solicit and hold charitable contributions for the renovation and preservation of the historic water tower in Englewood, Tennessee.
Donor Advised
Sheryl "Shirley" Sampson Fund Established in memory of Sheryl Mitchell Sampson to support organizations that research and support cancer solutions for patients and families.
Other Funds