COVID Community Relief & Recovery

Initiative 5

COVID Community Relief & Recovery

“Often, it’s not the storm, but the fear of the storm that beats us.”
-M. M. Ildan

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee extends the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our community.

ONLY ACCEPTING A SINGLE PROPOSAL (not two phases) for funds to enable your mission to continue serving our community.

Envisioned Goal

Trinity seeks proposals from organizations that need financial support to help them continue their valued service to the community. Trinity will set aside a portion of its annual giving budget to fund continuing operations related to community relief and recovery efforts. Unlike other Trinity Initiatives, this is not a Phase I (Project Planning) & Phase II (Project Implementation) topic, but rather a funding of continuing missional services that your organization is currently engaged in. Emphasis on community recovery from COVID impact is preferred, but not required.


The last year has posed extreme challenges for many nonprofits that serve key roles in our community. The purpose of this initiative is to provide operational funds to help sustain critical missional organizations in our community.

Examples of Specific Initiatives

Last year, THFET provided operational sustenance funds of over $1MM to 64 organizations. We understand that the COVID economic impact remains and this initiative exists to aid the continuing operations of our region’s nonprofit organizations Successful proposers will explain how their efforts are actively serving community needs in this challenging time and how Trinity funds will aid in their efforts. Maximum requested funds per organization will be limited to $25,000 (no Phase II follow-on for this initiative).

Download Initiative 5 Proposal Details

Files are in PDF format. These files contain information about the intent of the topic, the general grant philosophy, and the approach of Trinity.