Our Role

Pat and Tyler Summitt founded the Pat Summitt Foundation to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s so that one day no family has to hear that a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Pat Summitt, her family and friends have chosen East Tennessee Foundation to receive and manage contributions to Pat’s fund, and to facilitate their grant-making in support of the mission.

The Pat Summitt Foundation is fighting Alzheimer’s disease with a comprehensive approach, awarding grants to organizations that provide:
  • Research to treat, prevent, cure, and ultimately eradicate this disease,
  • Education and awareness of Alzheimer's, its onset and treatment,
  • Support services to patients, their families and caregivers.

Learn about the first grants we have awarded here.

Together We Will Win!