Consolidated Nuclear Security’s Y-12 Advisory Fund
Applications for grants from CNS’s Y‑12 Community Investment Fund are now being accepted. Nonprofit organizations in the Y‑12 20-county service area with projects or programs that address community needs and economic development opportunities are encouraged to apply for one-year grants. The 20-county service area includes but is not limited to Oak Ridge, Anderson and Roane counties.
CNS has established the fund through the East Tennessee Foundation as part of its commitment to Oak Ridge and surrounding counties. With the leadership of the employee-based CNS’s Y‑12 Investment Advisory Committee, CNS employees have the opportunity to grant support where the need is greatest and the resources best allocated.
Funding Preferences and Priorities
- Education: Enhance Educational opportunities for East Tennesseans of all ages
- Senior Citizens: Provide for the safety, health and welfare of our region’s elderly population
- Veterans: Provide services/programs for veterans, deployed soldiers and/or their families
- Youth: Provide services/programs that contribute to the health and welfare of our area’s youth
Available awards for the 2016 grant cycle will generally range from $500 to $10,000 in support of projects, programs or activities beginning in March 2016.
Applications and grant information are on the East Tennessee Foundation’s website. Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organizations or other exempt entities such as public schools and governments or municipalities. The deadline for grant application submissions is Jan. 8, 2016.
Technical Assistance Workshop
Interested organizations are encouraged to attend a technical assistance workshop which will provide valuable insight into the grant-making process and the type of programs that CNS’s Y‑12 seeks to fund. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9 between 9:30 and 11 a.m. at New Hope Center.
Please direct questions to:
Director of Competitive Grant Programs for East Tennessee Foundation
865.524.1223 or toll-free 1.877-524.1223