KiMe Announces Grant Opportunity

Feb 18, 2020

KiMe, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, Announces Grant
Opportunity for Organizations Conducting Parkinson’s Disease

KiMe is accepting proposals until March 16, 2020* Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, his date was pushed back to June 1st.

Knoxville, Tennessee, February 18, 2020 – East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for funding from the KiMe of East Tennessee Foundation. Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities and submit proposals directly related to research that supports or has the potential to support or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Applications must be submitted online to ETF no later than March 16, 2020. Grant awards will primarily range from $15,000 – $50,000. Grants will be awarded in April 2020.

To learn more about KiMe’s mission and fundraising efforts, please visit their fund’s website: An overview of the KiMe application process and access to the application are available online at ETF’s website at

KiMe was established at East Tennessee Foundation in December 2010 by Steve Hodges after he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2009. 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.

For more information, please contact Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, by phone at (865)524-1223, toll-free at (877) 524-1223, or email at

About East Tennessee Foundation: ETF is a nonprofit organization created by and for the people of East Tennessee. Serving more than 25 counties within East Tennessee, ETF consists of many donors joined together to make the region they love a better place. ETF seeks to build endowments, creating a permanent source of philanthropic funding for the East Tennessee region.

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