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Welcome to the Niswonger Foundation!

The Niswonger Foundation was founded in 2001 by businessman and philanthropist Scott M. Niswonger. The Foundation's goal is to help prepare students in East Tennessee's rural school systems for the increasingly rigorous education necessary to compete for 21st century jobs.

The Niswonger Foundation is not a traditional grant-making foundation, but an "operating" foundation with its own programs and projects. The majority of the Foundation's budget funds two primary programs – the Scholarship/Leadership Program and the School Partnership Program.

The Foundation's mission is "to create opportunities for individual and community growth through education and other sustainable projects," following the President and Founder’s philosophy of "Learn, Earn and Return."


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