KiMe Fund Grant

East Tennessee Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Mar 15, 2024

Grant amount: US $15,000 - US $50,000

Fields of work: Parkinson’s Disease

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Research

Location of project: Tennessee

Location of residency: United States

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The KiMe Fund was established at East Tennessee Foundation in December 2010 by Steve Hodges after he was diagnosed in 2009 with early onset Parkinson’s Disease. KiMe is shorthand for his two daughters, Kim and Megan. It is symbolic of the drive to cure Parkinson's Disease before the next generation of children is diagnosed.

The KiMe Fund began awarding grants in 2013. Grants are generally awarded for one-year terms. To raise public awareness of the KiMe Fund, grant recipient organizations are required to acknowledge support of the KiMe Fund in all materials and coverage pertaining to their funded projects. The lead researcher will be required to provide a final report and may be requested to provide reasonable periodic reports or presentations.

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


  • Research projects must support, or have the potential to support or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
  • Administrative support must not exceed 10% of the funding requested.
  • Organizations located outside ETF's 25-county service area are also eligible to apply.
  • Eligible organizations must have and be able to provide documentation to verify the following:
    • Confirmation that the organization is a 501(c)(3) public charity, unit of government , or educational institution
    • New or emerging groups that do not have nonprofit status may apply if they have an established nonprofit organization as a fiscal sponsor
    • Employee Identification Number (EIN)
    • Legal name of organization, address, and contact information (phone, fax, email address)
    • Primary contact person and title
    • List of staff administering the project
    • Most recent financial statements and/or most recent audit and/or IRS Form 990
    • Current year operating budget
    • List of current board of directors or equivalent governing body
    • Confirmation that the organization operates and is organized so as to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, age, disability, covered veteran status, or other characteristics as identified in the Foundation’s Non-Discrimination Policy Statement.


  • Organizations that fund their administrative expenses independently, or have low administrative expenses, will be considered more favorably.


  • The Following Types of Requests Will Not Be Funded:
    • Grants to individuals.
      • We are restricted by law and therefore unable to provide grants directly to individuals.
    • Projects that have explicit religious content, express a particular religious view, or advance a religious purpose
    • Debt retirement or budget deficits
    • Endowment funds or general fundraising campaigns
    • Capital improvements

This page was last reviewed April 13, 2023 and last updated March 30, 2023