Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga Grants

Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga

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Next predicted deadline: Apr 10, 2021

Later predicted deadlines: Jun 26, 2021

Grant amount: US $15,000

Fields of work: Sexual Assault/Abuse Domestic Violence Employment Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Child Care Services Basic Human Needs Health Care Access & Delivery Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Hamilton County, Tennessee

Location of residency: Hamilton County, Tennessee

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Response to COVID-19 and Nonprofit Recovery

The Community Foundation is focused on grantmaking strategies that support our vision of a community where all our neighbors have access to the resources and opportunities they need to reach their fullest potential, regardless of where they started in life.

The impact of the coronavirus and April tornadoes was felt by our entire community, but like always our nonprofit partners rose to the challenge to meet the new and expanding needs. As our partners help our neighbors recover, the Foundation will help our nonprofits recover from unexpected losses of income and new an unanticipated expenses.

Historically the Community Foundation has focused on supporting our social service organizations to ensure our neighbors have a safety net when challenges arise. In lieu of our fall Caring and Inclusive Communities grant cycle, we will be offering $15,000 general operating grants to assist with the recovery of our nonprofit partners who are working to help our neighbors navigate difficult circumstances and regain stability.

Applications will be accepted from organizations whose primary mission is to ensure families’ basic needs are met in the following areas:

  • Food – sourcing, preparation, delivery
  • Financial – direct financial assistance, utility support, rent/mortgage support
  • Shelter – temporary to permanent housing
  • Workforce Development – job skills, job placement, employment counseling, supportive employment
  • Prevention and Survivor Services – domestic violence, child abuse, rape crisis
  • Healthcare and Mental Health Services – small independent low-cost clinics and providers

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Examples of grant seeker characteristics sought to secure funding
    • Clear organizational vision with corresponding goals, strategies and a written plan designed to measure progress towards goals
    • Necessary leadership, staff skills, and experience for successful plan execution
    • Capacity to measure organizational and program success and to apply learning for continuous improvement
    • Organizational decision-making strategy that engages those being served
    • Solid financial practices related to budgeting, forecasting and reporting to the board and a financial plan to support the organization’s strategic plan goals
    • Demonstrated knowledge of national trends in the field and use of best practices
    • An elected, engaged Board of Directors representing the diversity and demographics of the community served, including individuals with varied skill sets and the committee structure necessary to succeed
    • Collaborative relationships that enhance the organization’s ability to serve the community
    • A broad base of community and financial support demonstrating organizational sustainability


This page was last reviewed June 27, 2020 and last updated June 27, 2020