Hope in Action Fund

General Description

Support programs that nurture hope and equality in our culture

Application Process

Grants were last awarded in August 2021 for one-year terms and ranged from $2,500 – $12,500. The Hope in Action Fund has not determined its next competitive grant cycle. Please contact one of the individuals below for more information about future grantmaking.

Additional Information

For questions about the Hope in Action Fund, please contact:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants,
Rachel Cosby, Program Officer,
Jessica Renfro, Director of Operations,
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or Toll-Free (877) 524-1223

To Make a Donation

Please consider donating to this Fund to help serve organizations working in our region to dismantle racism, oppression, and injustice, allowing the Foundation to make well-placed and wise grants. Click here to donate online, recommend a grant from your ETF donor advised fund, or write a check payable to East Tennessee Foundation with “Hope in Action” in the memo line and mail to:
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902