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Athens Federal Foundation

The Athens Federal Foundation was established by Athens Bancshares Corporation (holding company of the former Athens Federal Community Bank) and its shareholders in 2009. The Foundation was created to provide funding and support for charitable causes within Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties in East Tennessee. In conjunction with an initial stock offering, Athens Bancshares Corporation contributed $1,000,000 of Athens Bancshares Corporation stock and $100,000 in cash to the Foundation.

The Foundation’s mission is to “support and fund community development via affordable housing, job training and programs that assist the economically disadvantaged. The Foundation will also consider requests for educational initiatives, health care programs, and supportive human service programs as well as local cultural institutions for the purpose of broadening access to cultural and arts activities.”

"Our area continues to experience a crucial shortage of basic life essentials, including food, shelter and adequate healthcare. The Foundation is committed to helping overcome those adversities and inspiring others to continue endowing our communities."

- Jeff Cunningham, Athens Federal Foundation President & CEO

Contact Us

We Want to Hear from You

[email protected]

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 94
Athens, TN 37371-0094

How to Apply

Grant Applications

The 2024 Application Period will be Announced in Summer 2024 

For questions, email [email protected]