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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 $1,500.00 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.

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 how you can help!


Simply Smart Foundation initiatives are made possible by the generous donations of the community, Members, employees, and Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. KTVAECU® pays all administrative fees.

If your business or organization is interested in helping with current grant projects, please contact us to see how you can help!


The Simply Smart Foundation supports educators in 50 public high schools across East Tennessee. Educators submit grant proposals for various classroom needs like microscopes, calculators, life skills supplies, hygiene items, robotics equipment, flexible seating, podcast equipment, laptops, iPads, and more. To see past recipient projects, click here.

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.