Covenant Health to award grants

KNOXVILLE, TN – Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is currently accepting proposals for its Community Contribution Program, which will award funds for healthy living initiatives in East Tennessee. The deadline for the proposals is August 1, 2016.

Eligible applicants include nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and regional government entities that are considered nonprofit and serve Knox County and/or one of its eight contiguous counties: Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union.

Projects should represent unique ideas, methods and approaches that utilize physical fitness activities


Improve quality of life in the community

Promote healthy living practices

Promote healthy eating habits in relation to physical activity

Support current programs promoting physical activity (i.e. supplies, equipment, materials or other similar items)

A combination of all of the above

Applicants may submit proposals up to $10,000, and multiple recipients may be selected. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, August 1. The award date will be no later than September 30, 2016.

Application forms are available at