Youth Endowment Fund

General Description

Youth Endowment Grantee Video

Supports creative solutions to problems that place our region’s youth at risk

Application Process

Grants were last awarded in November 2021. Information and dates about the 2023 grant cycle have not yet been determined.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants are normally awarded for two-year terms and generally range from $5,000 – $15,000.

Who May Apply

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Youth Endowment Fund:

  • Applicant organizations must primarily function to serve children and youth or be an organization whose programs have demonstrated the ability to serve this population
  • Organizations must be located in and serve constituents in ETF’s 25-county service area
  • Under special circumstances, grants will be made to institutions outside the Foundation’s 25-county service area for programs that are operated within or provide direct benefit to residents of the 25 counties
  • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 50% of the funding requested

Additional Information

Please direct your questions to:
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