Want to give locally? The following are funds that gladly accept public support to meet critical needs within our community. Together we are transforming generosity into lasting change toward a prosperous and just Chattanooga where all can thrive and achieve their full potential.

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Unrestricted Funds
  Donate Community Leadership Fund
The Leadership Fund was established in 2017 by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga to expand its capacity to steward the community’s philanthropic legacy through donor cultivation and service and to make strategic grants and other investments that address critical community needs.
  Donate Fund for Chattanooga
The Fund for Chattanooga is the living legacy of generous Chattanoogans who knew that our city would grow and evolve in ways they could never have imagined. Through planned and current gifts, they helped create a permanent fund. It is through this endowed fund that we make community-led grants and support the essential work in this community to both care for our most vulnerable and invest in the kinds of systemic changes that will result in greater opportunity for all of our neighbors.
Operations Fund
  Donate Management Support Fund
The Management Support Fund directly supports the operations and efforts of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, ensuring the Foundation has the expertise, experience, and critical resources necessary to transform generosity into impact to realize a more just and prosperous city for all of our neighbors.
Agency Funds
  Donate Ann Aiken-Jim Hudson Haiti Endowment Fund
Believing that education is the surest path out of poverty, this fund was created to honor Ann Aiken and Jim Hudson, and a legion of volunteers, for their tireless and selfless devotion building and supporting the Saint John the Evangelist School, an Episcopal school in Petit Harpon, Haiti.
  Donate Camp Nakanawa Endowment Fund
Donate Chattanooga Area Food Bank Endowment Fund
At the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, our mission is to lead a network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition in our region. We envision a region where access to healthy food helps people move toward greater self-sufficiency and to serve as a community leader to end hunger in our time. In 2022, we are celebrating 50 years of serving our neighbors facing hunger. As a way to celebrate the success of the Food Bank since 1972, we would love your support as we grow our endowment as a way to sustain and ensure the future impact of our work.
  Donate Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Endowment Fund
The CGLA Endowment Fund was established to support the activities of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy.
  Donate Chattanooga Public Library Foundation Endowment Fund
The Chattanooga Public Library Foundation Endowment Fund is setup to support the long term efforts of the Chattanooga Public Library.
  Donate Children's Advocacy Center Endowment
The Children’s Advocacy Center Endowment was established to support the activities of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County.
  Donate Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area Endowment Fund
The Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund is designed to support the work of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area, Inc.
  Donate Houston Museum Legacy Fund
The Houston Museum Legacy Fund provides general support for The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, Inc. in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  Donate Mountain Library Foundation Fund
  Donate Rotary Club Charity & Projects Endowment Fund
The Rotary Club Endowment Fund was established to support the charitable activities of the Chattanooga Downtown Rotary.
  Donate Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Warren E. Logan, Jr. Legacy Endowment Fund
Donor Advised Funds
  Donate Elizabeth Ann Weathers Breast Cancer Research Fund
The Elizabeth Ann Weathers Breast Cancer Research Fund has been established with the mission of helping others find a cure for Breast Cancer. The Fund supports accredited scientific teams, on a project-by-project basis, for the sole purpose of finding a cure for Breast Cancer. To learn more about Ann Weathers’ personal fight with cancer, please visit her Fund’s website. https://annweathersbcrf.org/
  Donate Nancy Lackey Community Education Fund
The Nancy Lackey Community Education Fund was established in 2016 by Usher in memory of his beloved “Nanny” to support art, dance and music programs in Hamilton County schools and leadership initiatives with regional community arts organizations.
  Donate Signal Energy Gives
  Donate Sue Howell & A.G. Adams, Jr. Family Legacy Fund
Field of Interest Funds
  Donate Belvedere Fund
To further the process of land conservation, preservation, and protection
  Donate Winston Fund
Assisting or promoting animal welfare and/or organizations seeking to help needy persons become self-sufficient
Fiscal Sponsor Funds
  Donate African American Cemetery Preservation Fund
The African American Cemetery Preservation Fund was established to maintain Chattanooga’s historic African American cemeteries including Beck Knob, Pleasant Garden and Shepherd Cemetery.
  Donate Atelier Fund
The Atelier Fund supports classical skills-based art education through public programs, workshops and scholarships in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
Donate Chattanooga Bridge Scholars Fund
Bridge Scholars of Chattanooga develops and implements academic programs that prepare underrepresented students for academic success and leadership roles in the community. Their flagship program is a tuition free summer enrichment program for middle school boys attending public schools in Hamilton County. Bridge Scholars believes in the power of the community and the potential in all of its community members.
  Donate Chattanooga Promise Packs
The Chattanooga Promise Pack Fund was established to support educational success for children in subsidized housing communities through the provision of food, programs, services, and coordination of existing community resources for children and their families.
  Donate Community Response and Resilience Fund
In March 2020, the Community Foundation assembled a cross-sector coalition of partners to launch the Community Response and Resilience Fund (CRRF). This fund was designed to provide flexible resources to organizations serving low-income workers, families and vulnerable communities most impacted by COVID-19 and its economic consequences. Since then, the Fund has raised more than $1.5M, and provided support for organizations that have deep roots and experience working within vulnerable communities and that are on the frontlines of this crisis.
  Donate CSLA Fund
Donate Ed Johnson Memorial Project
The primary purposes of the Ed Johnson Project are: (1) Remembrance, (2) Reconciliation, and (3) Healing. We recognize that there can be no reconciliation and healing without remembering the past. With this in mind, the Project intends to erect the Ed Johnson Memorial; to foster public education and outreach that includes an educational curriculum; and to forge relationships and collaborative opportunities to raise awareness of racial injustice.
Donate Educate 2 Elevate Fund
The Educate 2 Elevate Fund provides educational opportunities and social welfare for underrepresented minority students living and attending public schools in Hamilton County, especially District 5.
  Donate Eichenthal Fellows Fund
The Eichenthal Fellows Fund supports charitable organizations that provide internships for qualified college students (both undergraduate and graduate) committed to public service and to work for public interest organizations based in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  Donate Hamilton County Drug Court Fund
The Hamilton County Drug Court Fund is designed to support the establishment and operation of a drug court in Hamilton County, Tennessee in accordance with the terms of the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
  Donate Read20 Operating Fund/Hamilton County Reading Initiative
  Donate Rotary Charity Fund
The Rotary Charity Fund was established to support the charitable activities of the Chattanooga Downtown Rotary, specifically for activities of the Charity & Club Projects Committee.
  Donate Rotary Club Water Fund
The Rotary Club Water Fund was established to support the charitable activities of the Chattanooga Downtown Rotary, especially the Water Project.
  Donate Sankofa Fund
The Sankofa for Civic Engagement Fund (Sankofa) is a giving circle committed to funding and supporting organizations, projects and efforts which improve Chattanooga's African American communities. Sankofa is grounded in the belief that in order for positive and sustainable change to take place in the Chattanooga community, it must strengthen its efforts to be self-determining. Therefore, Sankofa provides support to community led efforts to develop and implement innovative solutions to the challenges within our community. Sankofa officially launched in 2015 with the goals to educate its members about the benefits of collective philanthropy, increase awareness of local needs, make investments in organizations that are directly impacting African American children, youth and families, and create a legacy of giving in African American communities as an effective vehicle for social change.
  Donate Take Root Fund
The Take Root Fund was established to support the purchase, transportation, planting and maintenance of trees in public spaces within the City of Chattanooga.
  Donate The Lighthouse Collective
The income and/or principal of the Fund shall be used for general charitable purposes, to provide youth development in Hamilton County through efforts such as mentorship and life skills training.
  Donate UnFoundation Fund
The UNFoundation creates unconventional giving opportunities to uncommon projects through unlikely people, you. The face of philanthropy is changing: wealth is nor longer a prerequisite. Our grassroots giving circle redistributes wealth from average Chattanoogans to anyone with a cool idea to make our city better.
  Donate We Over Me Fund
The We Over Me Fund was established to support community response to local disasters.
  Donate Women's Oncology Fund
The Women’s Oncology Fund was established to increase public awareness of gynecological malignancies and to provide non-medical necessities to qualified low-income oncology patients.
Memorial Funds
  Donate Howard Roddy Memorial Fund
  Donate Meghan's Smile Fund
  Donate Michael James McAdoo Fund
The Michael James McAdoo Fund was established in honor of Michael James McAdoo and is to be used for general charitable purposes.
  Donate Michael P. Hennen Memorial Fund
The Michael P Hennen Memorial Fund was established in memory of Michael P. Hennen and is designed to support those seeking careers in hospitality and the culinary arts.
  Donate The Maggie Rudwall Sunshine Fund
Scholarship Funds
  Donate 7-16 Freedom Fund
The 7-16 Freedom Fund is dedicated to supporting the children and spouses of the servicemen who lost their lives during the shooting tragedy in Chattanooga, TN on July 16, 2015. Managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC), the fund will honor the legacies of the fallen individuals by providing scholarship funds for the post-secondary education of their spouses and children.
  Donate Brainerd High School Alumni Association Fund
The Brainerd High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to provide one time college scholarship to deserving graduating Brainerd High School seniors.
  Donate Carrie Smith Lawson Scholarship Fund
One –time scholarship to deserving graduating seniors at Walker Valley High School who has been accepted to an accredited two or four year college or university and plan to attend college the Fall semester following high school graduation.
  Donate Central High School - E.B. Etter Memorial Scholarship Fund
  Donate Central High School Gordon Smith Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created in honor of Gordon Smith, Central High School’s basketball coach from 1954-1973. He was well liked and known for his big heart and dedication to his players. Preference given to basketball players.
  Donate Central High School John W. Holden Scholarship Fund
  Donate Central High School - Principal's Scholarship Fund
Nominations are made by the Principal. Preference given to students planning to attend UTC.
  Donate Central High School - Ray Moss Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created in honor of Ray Moss. Ray Moss was an All-American football and baseball player at CHS. and at UTK where he lettered. He is also the founder of Golden Gallon. Preference given to students planning to attend UTK.
  Donate Central High School Robert Kirk Walker Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created in honor of Kirk Walker. Kirk Walker graduated in 1944 and was voted “Mr. Central.” He is a former Mayor of Chattanooga. Preference given to applicants interested in majoring in Pre-law or Political science.
  Donate Central High School - Stan Farmer Scholarship Fund
  Donate Central High School Summers Family Scholarship Fund
  Donate Central High School Teacher Scholarship Fund
  Donate Central High School - Warren Mackey, Jr. Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is in memory of Warren Mackey Jr., the son of County Commissioner Warren Mackey, Sr. While at Central, Warren Jr. was a member of the Varsity basketball team. This is a renewable scholarship. Preference is given to students with financial need and attending Chattanooga State.
  Donate Chattanooga Engineers Scholarship Fund
The Chattanooga Engineers Club Scholarship was partially bequeathed from the estate of Earl Lee & Almeda Frazier of Soddy Daisy, TN to use in support of students majoring in engineering. Mrs. Frazier was a past president and faithful participant of the Chattanooga Engineers Club.
  Donate Chris Ramsey Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  Donate Christian Noel Roseberry Memorial Scholarship Fund
  Donate Connie O'Neal Scholarship Fund
The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) established a scholarship in honor of Consuelo “Connie” Bray O’Neal, who served on the CHA Board of Commissioners for eight years prior to her death in 2012. This is a one-time scholarship designed to support graduating seniors from Hamilton County.
  Donate CSAS Alumni Scholarship Fund
The CSAS Alumni Fund was established to provide a one-time merit based college scholarships to graduating seniors at CSAS. Preference is given to students who have not received many or any private scholarships.
  Donate Dr. Arlyn V. Horn Scholarship Fund
  Donate Ed Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2006 with proceeds from "Dead Innocent-The Ed Johnson Story" a play written by LaFrederick Thirkill to honor the memory of 24 year old Ed Johnson. This scholarship is awarded to students who are in their Sophomore year or later majoring in the area of criminal justice. The applicant is required to submit an essay regarding the story of Ed Johnson so they may be educated on this history.
  Donate Hixson High School Centennial Alumni Scholarship Fund
Hixson High School Centennial Scholarship was established by the Alumni Association in 2009 to support graduating seniors from Hixson who have the desire to attend college. The student must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  Donate Jerry Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Jerry Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 2013 to provide college financial assistance to those not only in need, but to those most deserving. The fund was created in memory of Jerry Marshall Sr. He was a loyal, dedicated and caring individual employed by the City of Chattanooga’s Parks and Recreation Department (now known as Youth and Family Development) for more than 25 years. His heart, spirit and gentleness touched the lives of many people in our community, both young and old, throughout his life. His work has spoken for him and this scholarship will carry on his legacy.
  Donate Joe W. Jackson, II Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Joe Jackson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund is designed to support the work of the Joe Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
  Donate Joe W. Jackson II Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Joe Jackson, II Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 in loving memory of an energetic, talented and caring young man. Joey was a graduate of The Baylor School of Chattanooga and a 2004 graduate of The University of Alabama. He was a quiet leader with the innate ability to connect with people in a meaningful manner. It was important to him to reach out to those who needed help, especially those who were unable to do for themselves. He was an avid reader and enjoyed being an active member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Masonic Lodge 490. This scholarship is open to eligible graduating high school senior in Hamilton County, TN.
  Donate John P. Franklin, Sr. Scholarship Fund
The John P. Franklin, Sr. Achievement Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to honor his extraordinary life and achievements. Mr. John P. Franklin, Sr., was the first African-American elected official in Hamilton County and has been a true leader in the Chattanooga community for over 60 years. His legacy is that he has touched and molded the lives of many as an educator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, elected government official, civic and community leader, devoted family man and Christian. He is a Life-Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and was initiated in 1947 at Fisk University. This scholarship is open to eligible graduating high school senior males in Hamilton County, TN.
  Donate Judy Copeland Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Judy Minge Copeland Memorial Scholarship for the Arts was established in loving memory of an outstanding educator, artist and community volunteer. Judy was known for her caring and cheerful personality as well her commitment to education, the Arts, community involvement, and enthusiasm for helping others. This scholarship is open to eligible graduating high school seniors from Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences.
  Donate LaBrenda S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The LaBrenda S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Bryan Johnson, HCS Superintendent, in loving memory of his mother who was a vivacious and talented woman, mother, friend and servant leader. Ms. Johnson valued education and committed her life to giving back to the community and pursued excellence in everything she did. Commitment and servant leadership were important values in her life and this scholarship honors her legacy. This scholarship is open to eligible graduating high school seniors from any of the five Learning Community Schools
  Donate Langston D. Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Langston D. Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 in loving memory of a vivacious, talented and creative young man. Sadly, Langston abruptly lost his life after a short illness at the age of 25 on April 17, 2020. While on earth, he had a positive influence on those who had the opportunity to be in his presence. He was a natural leader, he loved music and carpool karaoke, his smile was infectious and his energy was carefree and warm. He was a native of Cleveland, Tennessee and graduated from Walker Valley High School in 2013. While at Walker Valley, be was inducted into the Circle of Champions for his outstanding academic achievement in school and community service. He was also active in color guard, musicals, and choir. After graduation, he attended UTC where he was active on campus and was even awarded Employee of the Year at his job with the Campus Recreation Department; he graduated in 2017 with a BA in Communications. At the time of his death, he was a graduate Teacher Assistant in the History Department and pursuing a Master's Degree in History with a concentration in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University.
  Donate Micro School Opportunity Fund
The Micro School Opportunity Fund helps students and families with need-based tuition assistance attend one of Chattanooga Christian School's small Kindergarten through 5th grade schools located in underserved neighborhoods. These schools offer a diverse population both ethnically and socio-economically and are in partnership with local churches. The goal is more 6th grade ready students in Chattanooga.
  Donate Rotary Club Scholarship Fund
The Rotary Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships in accordance with the procedures set forth in furtherance of charitable and educational purposes.
  Donate Seth Lurie Eichenthal Engineering Scholarship Fund
The Seth Lurie Eichenthal Engineering Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 in loving memory of a gifted, creative and forward thinking young man. Seth had an extraordinary passion for engineering that was fostered and grew during his years as a student at CSAS. He graduated from the University of Virginia and obtained a Masters of Science degree in Structural Engineering from Imperial College London, the top structural engineering program in the world. He died tragically at the age of 23 on January 1, 2014, just as his own career in engineering was beginning. This scholarship is open to eligible graduating high school seniors from CSAS who are interested in pursuing a degree in Engineering.
  Donate Together We Can Scholarship Fund
Our largest need-based scholarship fund, Together We Can, has given more than 1,000 local students the opportunity not only to attend but also graduate college — students who otherwise would not have the means to do so. Together We Can changes lives by partnering with universities to support students from orientation to graduation, and connecting them with post-college opportunities. We build long-term relationships with our students, growing their confidence and ambition, helping them see that they can achieve a better future.
Strategic Initiatives
  Donate Newcomer's Fund
The Newcomers Fund is a resource led by Community Foundation staff and community volunteers with a demonstrated passion for improving the lives of immigrants and refugees in the Chattanooga region. The fund is designed to provide support and capacity building for organizations and initiatives designed to assist immigrants and refugees in our community and advocate on behalf of solutions designed to help our new neighbors thrive and succeed in Chattanooga.
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