CNS's Y-12 Community Investment Advisory Fund

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.

Anderson Blount Campbell Claiborne
Cocke Cumberland Grainger Hamblen
Jefferson Knox Loudon McMinn
Meigs Monroe Morgan Rhea
Roane Scott Sevier Union

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.

Application Process

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.

Additional Information

Please direct questions to:
Jan Elston
Director of Competitive Grant Programs for East Tennessee Foundation
865.524.1223 or toll-free 1.877-524.1223