The Pat Summitt Foundation is a fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF). East Tennessee Foundation is public charity and community foundation created by and for the people of East Tennessee where many donors joined together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. ETF, like other community foundations, operates as a collection of hundreds of distinct charitable funds and supporting foundations established by individuals, families, businesses, and other nonprofits. A wide variety of assets in any amount can be accepted to serve almost any charitable purpose.
ETF’s goals are to:
- Build endowment, a permanent source of philanthropic funding for the East Tennessee region
- Help donors plan and carry out their charitable giving in their communities, the region, and across the country
- Work in partnership with fundholders, nonprofits, other foundations, and local governments, bringing a consistent voice of leadership to critical issues affecting the region