Knox County Community Foundation Announces Target Lasting Change (TLC) Grants Initiative

The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for its Target Lasting Change (TLC) grants initiative. Proposed projects must strategically address the pressing community need of Increased Economic Opportunity and aim to make a significant and sustained, positive impact among the population being served, and/or the broader community. The deadline to submit an LOI is Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Some of the topics identified as needs connected to Increased Economic Opportunity include workforce development, broadband access, infrastructure, mental health, and poverty- but there are undoubtedly many more. The Community Foundation welcomes creative approaches aimed at improving life in Knox County.

All LOIs will be carefully review by the TLC Grants committee, and finalists will be invited to submit a full application for further review. All organizations submitting LOIs will be notified of the outcome via email by June 11, 2021.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

Organizations interested in applying are encouraged to first contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.254.9354 or via email