Gathering All Knoxville-Area Non-profits!
The Upward Summit was the largest ever gathering of Knoxville-area non-profits.
Mill and Mine
227 W Depot Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
March 31, 2022
400 Seats Capacity
About the Summit
2022 UpWard Summit Keynote Speaker
Our 2022 speaker was Leslie Crutchfield, social change strategist, author, educator and Executive Director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Co-author of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits and author of How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t, Leslie has been recognized for developing a “blueprint for groups inspired to take action on today’s major causes.” A consummate educator and changemaker, Leslie leads the Business for Impact team at Georgetown and partners with corporate, non-profit, and government organizations committed to the triple bottom line – people, planet, and prosperity.
The UpWard Summit Grant
Knoxville-area non-profits heard about an exciting new grant opportunity — the Mayor’s Social Innovation Challenge. This initiative aims to fund three collaborative projects that promote youth mental health, trauma-informed support and community resilience.
Mayor's Social Innovation Challenge
- Category 1: Provide services or support directly to youth
- Category 2: Provide services or support to youth mental health providers and/or parents, guardians, and caregivers
- Category 3: Provide support for the social-cultural environment to build community resilience