Areas of focus

America is blessed because Her people see what needs to be done and do it. Not because of what's in it for them, But because of what it means for all of us. - Fr. Dettwiller

Dettwiller Foundation's mission of enriching the lives of the people of Tennessee is focused on endeavors in five areas.


for the spirit

Do you wish to offer the peace, compassion and fulfillment that only God can provide to lift up vulnerable communities? We want to be by your side.

Health & Human Services

for a better tomorrow

Do you work to empower those in marginalized or underserved communities achieve a better quality of life? Are you dedicated to enhancing physical and mental well-being for those who need it most? We want to help you help others.

The Arts

for the soul

Do you enrich the lives of individuals and communities through the power of artistic expression? We want to help you realize your vision.

Law Enforcement & First Responders

for a safer today

Do you protect others from harm? Do you help support the work of first responders? We want to empower you.


for the mind

Do you teach people the skills needed to live life fully? Do you help underserved communities acquire the knowledge to live better tomorrow? We want to help power this journey of discovery.

Dettwiller Foundation does not support:

  • Individuals or their projects
  • Private foundations
  • Political activities
  • Other grant making organizations
  • Projects, program or organizations with a limited audience
  • Specific recurring salaries or positions

Apply for a Grant

Grant applications will be accepted for the 2024 grant cycle from February 1, 2024 through October 31, 2024.

We encourage applicants to have an updated profile on GivingMatters prior to submitting a grant application.

If you have questions before submitting a grant application, please feel free to email or call 615-707-2312.