Family Promise of Blount County is pleased to share that we have been approved to receive a grant from the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund, a donor-advised fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF)!  This grant will provide partial support for our Going Home, Staying Home program, which provides intensive case-management-based educational training sessions for families who have experienced homelessness and have moved into permanent housing.

Family Promise is honored to partner with the employees at CNS Y-12 who so graciously reviewed our application and chose to invest in the children and families in our community who have experienced homelessness.   Together, we are ending child and family homelessness, one family at a time.



Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS), the contractor at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX, established funds at East Tennessee Foundation and Amarillo Area Foundation as part of their commitment to the host communities of Amarillo and Oak Ridge, as well as their local counties and regions. By establishing the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund at ETF, CNS has created opportunities for its employees to award grants benefiting nonprofit organization in their 20-county service area in East Tennessee, which includes but is not limited to the City of Oak Ridge, and Anderson and Roane counties. (20 counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union)

With the leadership of an employee-based CNS Y-12 Investment Advisory Committee, CNS employees will have the opportunity to recommend grant support where the need is the greatest and the resources are best allocated.

For more information about East Tennessee Foundation please visit their website at