The Aslan Foundation supports 501(c)(3) organizations serving the greater Knoxville area. Priorities for grantmaking include arts and culture, animal welfare, land conservation, historic preservation, parks, and advancing livability in Knoxville.

Micro Grants

The Aslan Foundation has a simple micro grant application process for awards of $3,000. Emerging nonprofit organizations, as well as those that are new to the Foundation’s grantmaking process, are encouraged to apply for this funding.

US 501(c)(3) organizations serving the greater Knoxville area are eligible to apply. Organizations are not eligible to apply for a micro grant in the same calendar year that the organization was awarded invitation-only grant funding.

Applications open on October 30th and close on November 30th each year. Please click here to apply for a micro grant during the open application period.

Program, Capital, and Capacity Building Grants  

The Aslan Foundation has an invitation-only grant application process from June 30th through July 30th each year. If your organization is a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization serving the greater Knoxville area and you would like to be considered for an invitation to this grant application process, please email a single page letter of inquiry to no later than April 30th. The staff will send out invitations to apply by June 1st each year.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the Aslan Foundation’s online application. If you have questions or are having difficulty with the application website, please click here to access our frequently asked questions or email us at