Grant Criteria for Hunger-Relief Non-Profits Seeking #COVIDfeedTN Funding

Funding from t-shirt sales will be collected and grants distributed by ETF in full coordination with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (based in Nashville) and the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

Tennessee nonprofit organizations with hunger relief and food distribution-related missions (such as community food pantries, school or faith-based meal programs, food-delivery services to homes) can apply for grants via their area’s community foundation website. To apply in East Tennessee, visit ETF’s Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund; in Chattanooga, visit www.cfgc.org; in Middle Tennessee, visit www.cfmt.org; in West Tennessee, visit www.cfgm.org.

All nonprofit grant recipients must apply in advance for #COVIDfeedTN funding and will be fully vetted and pre-screened by their respective region’s community foundation.

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
•    Organization’s 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
•    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.