EIN 62-1871605

Niswonger Foundation

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The Niswonger Foundation is a private foundation that primarily funds a grant for a kid's backpack program, a grant for a summer youth program, and sponsors a teacher supply depot. The foundation also supports youth programs and provides camp spots for Keep Greene Beautiful. Last year, the foundation made eight grants. It is located in Greeneville, TN.
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Program areas at Niswonger Foundation

The school partnership program provides schools with the resources and expertise they need to become successful. For the fiscal year ended june 30, 2020, the Foundation continued to provide direct support for programs of public schools in nineteen Tennessee counties.
The scholarship program provides up to a full academic scholarship to the college or university of the recipient's choice. For the fiscal year ended june 30, 2020, the Foundation provided tuition and other educational fee assistance for many scholars.
In january 2017, the Niswonger Foundation announced careerconnect, a new workforce readiness and career exploration initiative for 10th - 12th graders. This three-year program, in partnership with greene county and greeneville city schools and local industry, is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore career paths, develop "soft" skills, earn workforce readiness credentials, and gain real-world work experience.
Niswonger i3 partnerships-consortium fee-a college and career consortium of 15 school districts and 30 secondary schools to serve 27,000 students
Niswonger i3 partnerships-online seat fee-students in all 30 consortium high shcools had the opportunity to choose from over 45 online classes-served over 3,200 students
Scholarship remission-student loan receivable for tuition, room and board and for books and supplies
Other income- income for the educational expenses of the Niswonger Foundation

Grants made by Niswonger Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TennesseeGrant for Kid's Backpack Program$13,000
Andrew Johnson Heritage AssociationGrant for Summer Youth Program.$5,350
Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association Benefit ConsortiumExecutive Leadership Program Sponsor$2,000
...and 3 more grants made

Who funds Niswonger Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
New Teacher Center (NTC)To Increase Teacher Effectiveness and Student Outcomes By Providing Instructional Coaching in the School Board of Miami-Dade County, FL.$565,632
Care Foundation of AmericaTo Further Exempt Purpose$120,000
East Tennessee Foundation (ETF)Gen/oper Support$67,000
...and 2 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationINVESTING IN INNOVATION (I3) FUND$1,620,606
Department of EducationINVESTING IN INNOVATION (I3) FUND$39,317

Personnel at Niswonger Foundation

Robin ShepherdChief Financial Officer
Richard KitzmillerVice President , Director of Program$116,000
Bethany R FillersDirector of Professi$76,500
Robin ShepardPast Chief Financial Officer$120,000
Nancy L. DishnerBoard Member$130,000
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Niswonger Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,702,396
Investment income and dividends$482,148
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$542,978
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$458,282
Total revenues$6,185,804

Form 990s for Niswonger Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-06-17990PFView PDF
2019-062020-02-18990PFView PDF
2018-062018-12-22990PFView PDF
2017-062018-02-23990PFView PDF
2016-062016-11-15990PFView PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
November 2, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2020
September 27, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
September 21, 2021
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $565,632 from New Teacher Center (NTC)
December 29, 2020
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsPrivate foundationsPrivate operating foundationsCharities
Provides grantsConducts researchReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
223 N Main St
Greeneville, TN 37745
Metro area
Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
Greene County, TN
Website URL
(423) 820-8214
IRS details
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Form 990-PF
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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