East Tennessee Foundation Announces Recipients

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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East Tennessee Foundation Announces Recipients

Posted: 06/05/2009
East Tennessee Foundation, in partnership with the City of Knoxville Community Development Department, announces the recipients of the 2009 Neighborhoods Small Grants Program (NSGP). Eighteen low-to-moderate income neighborhoods located in Knoxville are being awarded with grants totaling $30,000 to support projects which aid in strengthening their communities. 
The 2009 recipients are resident-run neighborhood organizations and crime watch groups that have developed and executed their own solutions and responses to neighborhood issues, opportunities and problems. Funded projects will result in stronger neighborhoods and increase the capacity of neighborhood organizations to implement successful projects, as neighborhood residents work together for common purposes.

Grants from the Neighborhoods Small Grants Program have been awarded to benefit the following neighborhood organizations: Alice Bell Spring Hill Neighborhood Association, Burlington Homeowners and Residents Association, Council of Involved Neighborhoods, Dandridge Avenue Area Neighborhood Watch, Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association, Fountain City Town Hall, Inc., Highland Neighbors Association, Isabella Towers Residents Association, Lake Forest Neighborhood Association, Lyons View Community Club, Mechanicsville Community Association, Northgate Terrace Resident Association, Oakwood-Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, Old North Knoxville, Inc., Old Sevier Community Group, Parkridge Community Organization, Pond Gap Neighborhood Association, and Prospect Place Neighborhood Watch. Projects supported range from creating community parks and gardens to producing neighborhood newsletters to developing a website. 
The Neighborhoods Small Grants Program, managed through East Tennessee Foundation, was founded in 1991 from a challenge grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Since its establishment, the program has awarded over $402,000 to local neighborhoods. The program is made possible with funding support from Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knoxville City Council.

East Tennessee Foundation, established in 1986, is a regional community foundation serving 25 counties in East Tennessee.

For more information please contact Jan Elston, Senior Program Officer via phone at 865-524-1223 or e-mail at jelston@etf.org.