Established in 2016


Vicious wildfires swept through the Great Smoky Mountains in late November 2016, displacing thousands of our neighbors and leaving many jobless and homeless. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, no stranger to emergency response, created the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits in Sevier County that are helping victims address their ongoing needs. Grants from the Fund will be made to nonprofits providing assistance both immediate and long term.