Mount Rest Fund of East Tennessee Foundation Awards $186,500 in Support of Knox County Organizations

Mount Rest Fund
2012 Grant Recipients

Name of Organization Funding Awarded

Cancer Support Community

The Women with Advanced Cancer Networker group supports women with advanced cancer, and the Kids Support Program helps children who have a loved one with cancer.

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee

Columbus Home Group Home for Boys serves youth who are dealing with problems caused by abuse, neglect or other issues negatively affecting their well-being.

Child & Family Tennessee

The “Great Starts Women’s Employment Improvement Project” provides job readiness training for women who have substance abuse problems, while they remain with and care for their children.

Community School of the Arts

The Career Center for Creative and Culinary Arts is an interdisciplinary program that offers creative media and culinary opportunities to inner-city middle and high school students.

Crutcher Memorial Youth Enrichment Center                                                       $5,000
“Body and Mind” is an afterschool program designed to improve students’ academic achievement, health and nutrition.

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

“Keeping Our Children Safe” provides specialized car seats and safety restraints for medically fragile children who cannot use regular car seats.

East Tennessee Technology Access Center                                                                        $20,000
The “Technology for Youth” program provides services for youth who suffer form undiagnosed and untreated traumatic brain injury and other less visible disabilities.

Helen Ross McNabb Center

The Therapeutic Preschool is a therapeutic program for children who have experienced abuse, neglect and/or trauma, which operates like a traditional preschool.

Hope Center

“Women4Women” addresses the unique barriers to medical care and treatment and challenges affecting Knoxville area HIV+ women.

InterFaith Health Clinic                                                                                            $20,000
Health care services such as primary medical visits, dental exams, and mental health counseling sessions are provided for low-income, working, uninsured women.

Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition                                                                            $10,000
Fiscal Sponsor:  East Tennessee Community Design Center

Odd Fellows Scholars Program students will work with Carpetbag Theatre to develop digital media to educate the community about Odd Fellows Cemetery’s rich African-American history.

Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development (SEEED)                                        $10,000
Fiscal Sponsor:  Community Shares

SEEED Pre-Apprenticeship Program prepares disadvantaged youth from Knoxville’s inner city to be successful in apprenticeships and entry level careers in the high-growth green jobs sector.

Tribe One

Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program provides summer and after-school enrichment programs for children.


The First Tee Learning Center uses  instruction, enrichment activities, and golf to help at-risk youth develop positive life skills.

Total Funding Awarded:                                                                                           $186,500


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