WVLT: Trinity Health Foundation awards $700K in grants

Knoxville (WVLT) Organizations aimed at improving the lives of people in East Tennessee communities are getting some big help with a few big checks. The Trinity Health Foundation presented awards to five non-profit organizations at a gala Wednesday at The Foundry in downtown Knoxville. Each organization will receive nearly $150,000. That money is aimed at starting new programs to improve people’s “physical, emotional and spiritual health.” Organizations include Breakthrough Corporation, Compassion Coalition, Emerald Youth Foundation, InterFaith Health Clinic and University of Tennessee Medical Center Department of Pastoral Care. Read more and see the video report at...

Read More

WBIR: $750K in grant money will help many in E. TN

Five East Tennessee non-profit groups received a generous gift on Wednesday. The Trinity Health Foundation handed out a total of $750-thousand dollars in grants to organizations that work to promote the physical, emotional and spiritual health of East Tennesseans. The grant winners include the Breakthrough Corporation, Compassion Coalition, Emerald Youth Foundation, Inter-Faith Health Clinic and U-T Medical Center’s Department of Pastoral Care. Read more at...

Read More

Trinity Health Foundation Awards over $700,000 in Grants to Five East Tennessee Nonprofits

Trinity Health Foundation Awards over $700,000 in Grants  to Five East Tennessee Nonprofits

Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2013 – The Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee, successor to Mercy Health Partners Foundation, today announced it has awarded over $700,000 in grants to five local nonprofits to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of East Tennessee. Through its grant process this year, the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee has awarded nearly $1.0 million in grants to local nonprofits. “We could not be more proud to provide support to these five initiatives that we believe will make great strides in improving the quality of life and health of those in East Tennessee,” said Dr. Lee Martin, President of the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee. “We also want to thank all those who have contributed their time and resources to Trinity through past efforts with the Mercy Health Partners Foundation. Together we can continue to make a significant impact on the health of the East Tennessee community.” Formerly known as the Mercy Health Partners Foundation serving the needs of Mercy Health Partners, Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee was established as an independent foundation in 2011 when the non-profit Mercy System was purchased by Tennova.  Trinity’s predecessor, Mercy Health Partners Foundation, was formed in 2008 from the merger of two non-profit systems, St. Mary’s Health System and Baptist Health System of East Tennessee, whose foundations’ philanthropic activities benefited East Tennessee for more than twenty-five years. The 2013 Phase II health initiative grant recipients include: Breakthrough Corporation ($150,000) – Employment Opportunities for Jobseekers with Disabilities. Breakthrough Corporation will initiate Project SEARCH, a program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Knoxville area, which will provide them with life enriching new opportunities for employment in well-paying, skilled jobs. Two sites of the nationally acclaimed Project SEARCH program will be established at leading Knoxville employers. Project SEARCH provides people with autism, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities with nine-month internships that include coursework and training rotations through three jobs at an employer’s workplace. Upon completion, interns are hired by either the host employer or other collaborating employers. Compassion Coalition ($150,000) – The Future Story Project. Compassion Coalition will develop through Getting Ahead classes The Future Story Project which will serve Knox County residents who wish to escape from the economic environment of poverty and long to build a better future for themselves and their families.  Each Getting Ahead class composed of 10 – 12 individuals, known as Investigators who currently live in poverty, will perform extensive self-analysis of the impact that living in poverty has on their lives.  They will explore how their lives can change, situations can improve, and stability can be achieved for themselves and their families.  Each Getting Ahead graduate will...

Read More

TVA Energy Advisory Panel To Hold First Session

TVA Energy Advisory Panel To Hold First Session

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s new Regional Energy Resource Council will hold its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the TVA Central In-Process Training Center in Hollywood. The panel, created by the TVA board of directors to advise the agency on current and future energy resource activities and help sort through competing objectives and values, will meet from 8:30 a. Read the entire article here. To read more about the advisory panel, click...

Read More

Merit Construction & Pat Summitt Plaza

Merit Construction & Pat Summitt Plaza

Merit Construction update on Pat Summitt Plaza at UT- 550,000 lbs of concrete within feature wall; 43,000 lbs if reinforcing steel; 3 million pounds of stone behind feature wall; Coach’s signature will weigh over 2,000 pounds and her statue will stand over 8 feet ! Nov. 22 is the opening day! The Pat Summitt Plaza will serve as a permanent testament to the career of college basketball’s greatest coach. Welcoming visitors to campus at the intersection of Lake Loudon Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way, it will feature a bronze statue of Coach Summitt and celebrate the Lady Vols basketball program. Please join us in supporting this historic project....

Read More