LFLC receives KCF grant

The Kingsport Community Foundation, an affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Greater Kingsport Alliance for Development (GKAD) to help support a health and wellness program for low-income children at Robert E. Lee Apartments and the surrounding neighborhood. The program will be administered through the Lee Family Learning Center.

GKAD was one of nine nonprofit organizations in the area that received a total of $25,000 in grant funding this spring to support programs and projects to improve the community.

The Greater Kingsport Alliance for Development is a nonprofit corporation created through the efforts of the Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority and private citizens to provide a means for the public/private sector to cooperate in providing affordable housing, services and opportunities to low-income families in Kingsport.

The Kingsport Community Foundation was founded in 2000 through gifts from local donors and a matching grant from the East Tennessee Foundation. The Kingsport Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization, governed by a local board of directors. Its mission is to help donors maximize their contributions to the community by awarding grants that enrich lives and strengthen the greater Kingsport community forever. To date, Kingsport Community Foundation has awarded more than $143,000 to organizations that meet the requirements and fulfill the goals of the fund.

The East Tennessee Foundation, established in 1986, is a regional community foundation serving 25 counties in East Tennessee. It administers 13 affiliate funds, including the Kingsport Community Foundation.

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