On Thursday, October 19th, the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee awarded over $990,000 in grants to ten 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. From 67 proposals submitted in March, 11 large and 12 small Phase I grant recipients were chosen and received over $219,000 for project planning and research. After three months of further development, five large and five small grants of the Phase I recipients were selected to receive Phase II grant awards, announced on October 19th. These awards emphasize the commitment of these organizations to address and remedy many of the challenges faced by the community.

2023 is the eleventh year Trinity has awarded Health Initiative Grants, amounting to more than $13 million, which target the health of our region. Winning initiatives this year address focused needs represented in every initiative category Trinity identified. The selected projects will address behavioral & mental health wellness and addiction, youth issues – mental health, addiction, and ACEs, access to housing, access to care for vulnerable populations, serving the servants, and open topics. These proposals were selected based on the potential impact and sustainability demonstrated in written reports, oral presentations, and site visits. Trinity is honored to be able to help organizations that seek to make our community healthier and more robust. To learn more about this year’s winners, click 2023 Phase II Grant Recipients.

Emory Valley Center – An Initiative to Address the Workforce Crisis for Direct Support Professionals
Kim Health Center – Collaborative Health Equity in East Knoxville
Knox Area Rescue Ministries – Restoration through Increased Access to Behavioral Health Services
Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging – Tech Smart Knox Seniors: Digital Literacy and Telehealth Training
SEEED, Inc. – Planting a SEEED for Housing
Community Mediation Center – Youth Voices and Choices
Girl Talk, Inc.  – Expanding the Girl Talk Life Prep Academy
Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County – Creating GSC’s Proactive and/or Maintaining Stable Low-Cost Housing
Pregnancy Resource Center – Mobile Medical Unit Prenatal Care
Renovatus Recovery Center – Farming and Faith: A Path to Wholeness