Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee has suspended the usual grant cycle for 2020 due to the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, May 1st, Trinity awarded $200,000 in Community Urgent Needs funding to 16 nonprofit organizations in Knox County and the surrounding service area. The awards emphasize the commitment of these organizations to address and remedy many of the challenges faced by the community during these most difficult times. Trinity plans to reevaluate and review urgent needs in our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in a similar way, later in the year.

The following organizations received funding: Alliance for Better Nonprofits, A Secret Place for Newborns TN, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN, Bridge Refugee Services, Cancer Support Community East TN, Cherokee Health Systems, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Family Promise of Roane County, Girl’s Talk Inc., Helen Ross McNabb, InterFaith Health Clinic, Knoxville-CAC-Council on Aging, Remote Area Medical, Safe Families for Children, West Lonsdale Baptist Church, and YMCA.