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Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Foundation for Education offers SIMPLY SMART Project Grants to assist educators with classroom needs and projects. Grants totaling up to $1500.00 are available to eligible public high schools in the Credit Union’s service area: Johnson City, Blount, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Sullivan counties.

The Foundation is funded by donations from the community, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Members, and Credit Union Staff. All funds donated to the Foundation support educational project grants.

In addition to providing educators grants, The Foundation partners with schools to provide resources and other support to maximize grant efforts. If your business or organization is interested in helping with current grant projects, please contact us to see if a school has a need that you can help meet!

How is the Foundation funded?

Foundation initiatives are made possible by the generous cooperation of the community, members, employees, and Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union pays all administrative fees.

What programs does the Foundation support?

The Foundation currently supports grants to assist educators in public high schools in the Credit Union's service area with classroom needs and projects.

Eligibility Criteria: (1) Employed full-time as an educator at an eligible public high school, (2) Intends to continue teaching in the consecutive school year, and (3) Project grant funds may be used for registration fees, but not for transportation. Recipients of the last year's Simply Smart Grant are not eligible to apply for this school year. However, any other educator from the school may apply.