Pat Summitt Foundation announces $250,000 in New Grant Funding


The East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is currently accepting applications for funding from its Pat Summitt Foundation fund through April 1, 2019. 

Nonprofit organizations in Tennessee whose projects provide direct and immediate Alzheimer’s patient care and/or caregiver support will be awarded $250,000 in grant funding. 

“Pat Summitt challenged us to make a substantial and immediate impact on the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, and to advance medical research. Through the work of the Pat Summitt Clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and through other grants the Pat Summitt Foundation has made to local and national Alzheimer’s nonprofits, we are achieving great progress. Granting $250,000 in new funding this year across Pat’s home state of Tennessee will enable us to continue expanding our reach and help even more patients and caregivers. We are excited about reaching this new milestone on behalf of Pat’s legacy and we are grateful to our donors who make this possible,” says Joan Cronan, Chairman of the Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board

The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, was created by Pat and Tyler Summitt in 2011. Its mission is to grant award grants to nonprofit organizations that advance research for treatment and a cure, provides care and support for patients and caregivers, and spread awareness to the public about Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more please visit

Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or government bodies providing services in Tennessee. Proposals must be submitted online to ETF by April 1, 2019. Grant awards will range from $10,000-$50,000 and will be awarded in May 2019. 

For more information about the Pat Summitt grant application process, and to acess the online application, please visit

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