Variety of Eastern Tennessee
Variety of Eastern Tennessee
Kids on the Go!

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If you are an East Tennessee children's agency and would like to apply for grant funding from Variety of Eastern Tennessee, please download our Grant Application Packet. First time applicants please contact us prior to your submission.

Variety funds will be distributed twice a year. Grant applications will be available all year. The amount of money available will be determined by the previous year's fund raising. Variety of Eastern Tennessee reserves the right to make changes to its grant process or its program criteria at any time.

(Note: If you are an individual or family applying for help for a special needs child, please click on the "Kids on the Go!" link on the left side of this page.)

If you have any questions, or need any help completing the Grant Application, please don't hesitate to email us at

Grant application and supporting documents must be submitted electronically (EMAILED) by the DEADLINE DATE LISTED BELOW and follow-up with a mailed hard copy of all documentation to Variety.


March 10th (Approved disbursements will be made at the end of May)

September 10th (Approved disbursements will be made at the end of November)

  • Applications must be typed and on 8 ½ X 11 paper.
    • *Please note the application provided is a word document and can be easily edited with your information.
    • *Please do not use your own variation.
    • *Please do not put application on your agency company letterhead.
  • All questions must be answered and in the order they are presented for the application to be accepted.
  • Include cover letter on agency company letterhead.
  • Fasten the application in a secure manner by either stapling or using a binder clip.
  • Include each of the following electronically (via email) hard copy (via mail):
    • Cover Letter
    • Completed Application
    • Most recent Audit prepared by an independent CPA if gross revenue is $500,000 or more. If gross is less than $500,000, and the organization does not have audits it may submit the most recent financial statement accompanied by an independent CPA's review.
    • Most recent Financial Statements
    • Current List of Board of Directors
    • Most current filed 990 Form
    • 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption Letter
    • Explanation of how Variety will be recognized for grant and partnership. ex. signage, newsletters, photographs, etc.
EMAIL completed application and supporting documentation to:
MAIL Hardcopy to:
Variety of Eastern Tennessee
Attn: Amanda McPhetridge
101 E. Blount Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920