Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

General Description

Creates opportunities for others to give and join in supporting the well-being of Carter County and its citizens

Application Process

This fund will not be administering a competitive grant process in 2023.

Grant Amounts and Terms

One-year grants were last awarded in December 2016. Grant awards ranged from $500 to $1,560.

Areas of Focus

Successful applicants proposed projects or programs that:

  • Make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of Carter County and utilize its unique assets
  • Directly benefit Carter County residents
  • Provide educational and cultural opportunities
  • Support community or economic development, historic preservation, and/or environmental enhancement, and/or
  • Build the capacity of the applicant organization and its leadership to more effectively carry out its mission

Who May Apply


Additional eligibility criteria specific to ECCF:

  • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Carter County; directly serve people who live in Carter County; and have Carter County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff, or board members
  • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 10% of the funding requested

Additional Information

For questions about the Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation, please contact:
Jill Murphy, Regional Advancement Officer

For questions about the online grant application system, please contact:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or
Rachel Cosby, Program Officer

East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN  37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

To Make a Donation

Click HERE for information about making a donation to Elizabethton/Carter County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.