Initiatives

Trinity Health Foundation's

Grant Initiatives

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee will seek proposals in five areas for the 2021 Health Initiatives in both a Small Grants Division (nonprofit organizations with less than $1.5 million in annual revenue) and Large Grants Division. The Small Grants Division Phase I “Planning Grant” selected proposals are awarded a maximum of $5,000 and are eligible to compete for a Phase II “Implementation Grant” of up to $50,000. The Large Grants Division Phase I “Planning Grant” selected proposals are awarded a maximum of $15,000 and are eligible to compete for a Phase II “Implementation Grant” of up to $150,000.

Applying organizations are only permitted to submit proposals for one Initiative. Please carefully select the Initiative that is the best representation of your project. Proposals for Phase I “Planning Grants” are submitted electronically via this website. An individual organization is limited to only one application as the lead proposing organization in a given year although an organization can be a supporting collaborator on as many proposals as they desire to submit.

2021 Initiatives

Physical & Behavioral Healthy Life Choices

Projects that will motivate, encourage, educate, and transform the daily health choices made by our region’s residents by encouraging positive choices or diminishing negative ones. Trinity seeks projects that will measurably impact the regional health choices over the long term.

Community Strengthening

Trinity seeks partners that can implement programs that will measurably strengthen neighborhoods in our community. We seek creative proposals drawn from experience, other cities, or innovative ideas that will measurably support and encourage healthy neighborhood networking.

Open Topic

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee extends the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our community. We seek great partners to enable transformational projects that become a catalyst for good health in our community.

501(c)(3) Consolidation Support

Trinity seeks joint proposals from two or more small 501(c)(3) organizations in our region that are considering structurally merging to sustain their mission and operations.

COVID Community Relief and Recovery

Trinity seeks proposals from organizations that need financial support in order to continue their valued service to the community. Trinity will set aside a portion of our annual giving budget to fund continuing operations related to COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts in the Knoxville community.