John D. Grubb and Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County

An affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation

General Description

Benefit the economic, social, cultural, and educational well-being of Monroe County residents and their communities

Application Process

The next grant cycle will launch in 2024.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were awarded in November 2022 for two-year terms and ranged from $2,500 to $10,000. The grant term is December 1, 2022 – November 30, 2024.

Application Information

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Fund for Monroe County:

  • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Monroe County; directly serve people who live and work in Monroe County; and have Monroe County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff, or board members.
  • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 30% of the funding requested.
  • Required: funds requested must have a 10% match. Match may be in cash, in-kind donations of goods and/or services, or a combination of both.

Special Consideration will be given to:

Organizations that collaborate as they engage in projects that benefit Monroe County and its communities.

Additional Information

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

For questions about the Fund for Monroe County, please contact:
Jill Murphy, Regional Advancement 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 the Fund for Monroe County through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.