Hobson Wood Foundation

The passion that drives the Hobson Wood Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief we are called to use our talents, skills, and resources to make a positive difference in the East Tennessee region we serve. We are purposeful in our funding, demonstrating accountability, and effectiveness.

Vision Statement

Giving to inspire others.

Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Philippians 2:4

Areas of Giving

01.

Basic Needs

Assisting families by providing food, shelter, and other necessities.

02.

Arts & Culture

Promoting the power of the arts to build better lives and communities.

03.

Education

Providing educational resources to students.

04.

Social Services

Supporting families through social services.

SAFE donor advised fund

The Substance Abuse Fund for Education (SAFE) was established to provide funding to address the opioid crisis in East Tennessee. SAFE is a donor advised fund held at the East Tennessee Foundation.

For more information on SAFE, please contact Traci Sisson by email at tsisson@etf.org or by phone at (865) 524-1223 or toll-free at (877) 524-1223.

HOBSON WOOD FOUNDATION
GRANT GUIDELINES

To request grant funds, please send a Letter of Request that includes the following elements:

INTRODUCTION

Provide a short executive summary that includes the organization’s name, total grant dollars requested, and a description of the program/project to be funded. Describe the connection between the program/project objectives and the HWF’s funding interests.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

Provide a brief history of the nonprofit and a capsule summary of its programs/projects, focusing on the organization’s ability to meet the stated need. The summary needs to couple with the organization’s mission and program/project outcome. Please include an annual report, if applicable.

STATEMENT OF NEED

Describe the target population and geographic area to include goals, objectives, major activities, and the names/titles of key program/project staff and statistical data. Succinctly identify how the program/project will solve the statement of need.

OTHER FUNDING SOURCES

List any additional funding related to the program/project, if applicable. Outline how the organization will sustain the project after the initial funding.

ATTACHMENTS

Attachments consistent with the HWF guidelines may be included. A program/project budget is requested.

LETTER OF REQUEST

We are accepting letters of request between July 1 and July 31, 2024. All letters of request are due by July 31, 2024.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

Funding will be awarded between November 1 and November 30, 2024.

Please remit your Letter of Request via email to request@hobsonwoodfoundation.com

Contact Us

Address

Hobson Wood Foundation
9202 S Northshore Dr., Ste 301
Knoxville, TN 37922-6603

Phone

Email