On Thursday, October 25, 2018, the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee awarded over $923,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations. These grants result from a year-long effort to stimulate projects related to Trinity’s mission of improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of East Tennessee. In March, 53 proposals were submitted; from those, 11 large and 11 small Phase I grant recipients were awarded over $200,000 in June for project planning and research. Phase I recipients were given three months to further develop their projects, with final proposals presented in September. This year, five large and five small Phase II grants were selected to receive implementation funding in Phase II. These awards emphasize the commitment of these organizations to address and remedy many of the challenges faced by the community.

Trinity has awarded over $5.9 Million over the past six years in Health Initiative Grants. The creation of the Initiative Grants is to target the health of our region, and this year’s winning projects will touch a multitude of needs in our area. Each year the Trinity Board has a difficult time selecting winners due to the outstanding ideas and many needs in our community, and this year was no exception. Winners were based on the impact and sustainability demonstrated in written reports, oral presentations, and site visits. Trinity is proud to support many wonderful organizations making a difference in our community.

Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee Prevention Works: A Youth Opioid Prevention Program
Emerald Youth Foundation Community Transformation in Lonsdale
Helen Ross McNabb Center Embedded Psychiatry Demonstration Project: Consultation Psychiatry within an Emergency Department Model
Knoxville Leadership Foundation Behavioral Health Treatment for At-Risk 16-24-Year-Olds in KnoxWorx
Remote Area Medical Free Dental, Vision, and Medical Clinic for Grainger County
Centro Hispano de East Tennessee Latino Promotora Program
East Tennessee Health Information Network Preventing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions Through Provider Alerting
Nourish Knoxville East Knoxville Farmers’ Market
Street Hope TN Navigating the Digital World Project
Vet to Vet Tennessee Veteran/First Responder QPR Suicide Prevention