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EAST TENNESSEE FOUNDATION

Thriving communities powered by thoughtful giving.

aka ETF   |   Knoxville, TN   |  www.easttennesseefoundation.org

Mission

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is a public charity and community foundation created by and for the people of East Tennessee, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. ETF, like other community foundations, operates as a collection of hundreds of distinct charitable funds and supporting foundations established by individuals, families, businesses, and other nonprofits. Through our work a wide variety of philanthropic objectives are achieved. OUR VISION Thriving communities powered by thoughtful giving. OUR MISSION We provide philanthropic leadership inspiring donors to make lives better and communities stronger in enduring ways across generations.

Ruling year info

1963

President + CEO

Dr. Keith Barber

Main address

520 W. Summit Hill Drive Suite 1101

Knoxville, TN 37902 USA

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EIN

62-0807696

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Operations

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), in its efforts to increase philanthropy and improve the quality of life in our region, has three main areas of operation: receiving assets, managing resources/investing money, and making grants.  ETF is a grantmaker, not a direct program provider. ETF provides philanthropic services to donors through a variety of fund structures. In addition to donor services, ETF solicits and reviews competitive proposals from four primary areas of interest: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Youth at Risk, and Education/Scholarships. Affiliate Funds also conduct competitive grantmaking programs in their respective counties. Through its role as a community foundation, ETF also provides technical assistance to applicant organizations and grantees and serves as a community convener to facilitate collaborative work among the nonprofit sector, public sector, and private sector.

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Council on Foundations Accredited

Financials

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EAST TENNESSEE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bruce Hartmann

Sam Albritton

Patsy Carson

Kay Clayton

Richard Dapaah

Steve Darden

Denise Dean

Harry Gross

Bruce Hartmann

Natalie Haslam

Susanna Hoskins

Rocio Huet

Diondre Jackson

David Martin

Drocella Mugorewera

Donde Plowman

Richard Roberts

Stephen Rosen

Nathaniel Shelso

Kiran Singh Sirah

Karen Walker

David White

Stuart Worden

Kris Yarlett

Amy Cathey

Trudy Hughes

Adrian Jay

Matt Schafer

Barrett Simonis

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

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Disability