Applications for grants from the Campbell Enhancement Fund (CEF), an affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), are now being accepted.     Nonprofit organizations, schools, and units of government that are located in or serve residents of Campbell County are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.  Preference will be given to proposals which support one or more of these priorities:

1-Projects, programs, and/or services which directly impact children and youth (ages birth to 18 years)

2-Projects, programs, and/or services which are provided to the community by two or more organizations working collaboratively to achieve impact.

Applications with up to a 20% match of cash or in-kind donations will be given priority consideration.  Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities.

Applications must be submitted online to ETF no later than February 15, 2019.  Grant awards will primarily range from $500 to $2,500.  One-year grants will be awarded with a start date of June 1, 2019.

An overview of the application process and access to the application are available online HERE.

In 1999, the Campbell Enhancement Fund (CEF) was established through the generous gifts of time, vision and resources of a group of Campbell County residents committed to strengthening communities and improving the quality of life in their county.   CEF serves as Campbell County’s own community foundation.  Financial resources are collected and distributed throughout Campbell County and monies contributed to CEF benefit only Campbell County and its citizens.

For more information, please contact Trudy Hughes, Vice President for Regional Advancement, by phone at (865) 368-8886 or email at or Ashley Siferd, Program Assistant, by phone at (865) 524-1223 or email at

The fund is accepting proposals until February 15, 2019.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/29/2019-6AM)

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About East Tennessee Foundation: ETF is a nonprofit organization created by and for the people of East Tennessee. Serving more than 25 counties within East Tennessee, ETF consists of many donors joined together to make the region they love a better place. ETF seeks to build endowments, creating a permanent source of philanthropic funding for the East Tennessee region. For more information, visit