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The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee is a non-profit organization based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, created to transform the lives of low-income girls and women in the 25 counties of East Tennessee. here are many Women’s Funds around the country, and the East Tennessee organization was established in Knoxville in 2011.
Originally a part the East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), the Women’s Fund separated with support from ETF to become its own 501(c)(3) non-profit. They now have an endowment fund of $2.2 million, with a goal of $10 million to break down barriers for girls and women in East Tennessee. After four years of grant-making, they have made gifts and grants of approximately $300,000 to 16 exemplary organizations towards efforts that provide critical support to help women find solutions to family and community challenges such as life skills, work skills, and education, and they advocate against domestic violence.