KUB is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority on the Community Care Fund to support local initiatives that provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health, Hunger, & Housing
  • Workforce Development & Training
  • Community Enrichment

Community Care Fund Recipients

In 2023, KUB and TVA provided grants to the following nonprofit organizations: 

  • McNabb Center: Funding to support an alternative peer network for adolescents and young adults who are struggling with substance use or addictive behaviors.
  • Muse Knoxville: Funding to high-quality childcare solutions for low-income families. 
  • East Tennessee Freedom Schools: Funding for a program dedicated to reducing learning loss in summer.
  • InterFaith Health Clinic: Funding for medical, dental, vision, and mental healthcare for low-income patients. 
  • Knoxville Academy of Medicine Foundation: Funding for health, housing, and hunger assistance for low-income and minority households.
  • MEDIC Regional Blood Center: Funding to increase sickle cell awareness and increase the diversity of the donated blood supply.
  • Mental Health Association of East Tennessee: Funding to support mental health care services in underserved communities.
  • Special Olympics Tennessee, Greater Knoxville Area: Funding to increase the number of sports offered, increase competitions offered, and increase training programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking: Funding to support human trafficking survivor support programs including emergency food and clothing, daily living supplies, toiletries, first aid items, survivor stipends, and more.
  • Raising a Voice: Funding to support the expansion of the East Knoxville Women's Center to provide extended medical care, food services, and job training opportunities for survivors of sexual abuse.
  • The Change Center: Funding to support youth workforce development and early job opportunity programming.
  • CROSS Food Ministry: Funding to purchase food from Second Harvest of East Tennessee for food insecure residents of Sevier, Knox, and Blount Counties.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley: Funding for the Youth Arts initiative and Healthy Lifestyles programs for underserved youth.
  • Clinch-Powell RC&D: Funding to support quality crisis housing counseling and financial coaching for 25 households.
  • FOCUS Ministries: Funding for therapeutic homes and comprehensive support for women reintegrating from correctional facilities.
  • Spark: Funding for the Making Sparks and Spark Ignition programs, which provide innovative solutions to help people with disabilities lead independent, creative, and productive lives.
  • UUNIK Academy: Funding to support the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math Innovation (STEAMI) Summer Institute, a program dedicated to educating and empowering African-American youth between ages 5 and 10.
  • Knoxville Family Justice Center: Funding to support assistance for domestic abuse survivors.
  • Care Cuts: Funding to provide food and clothing for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Knoxville Community Media: Funding to support education for youth to express their ideas creatively as video art to improve confidence, mental health, and wellbeing.