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GIVESMART is a verb, an action, an energy transferred from one to another. Compassion shared. Respect given. GIVESMART is how the GRIDSMART family shares fiscal resources graced to them by God with those in need. More importantly, GIVESMART is how we spread that grace through participation.

Making a difference

Serving One Another

GIVESMART makes a difference in the lives of our community brothers and sisters in need through involvement, grace, kindness, and respect.

lonsdale elementary

Our Work

GIVESMART currently partners with Lonsdale Elementary, a Priority Title I school in the GRIDSMART community. Lonsdale Elementary serves one of the poorest neighborhoods in Knoxville, Tennessee, with 97% of students receiving free lunch and 88% living below the poverty line. While this happens to be the students’ circumstance, GIVESMART believes it should not define their potential.

GIVESMART sponsors a monthly incentive program for students who exhibit good character to their peers and teachers. Every month, each class votes on a student representative of a chosen character trait, and those students are honored with a bag of treats and prizes and a plaque signifying their achievements.

But we’d like to take our efforts a step further. The students of Lonsdale Elementary are unable to use the school’s playground equipment due to structural safety concerns. We believe this is unacceptable. Children need a place to play, to exercise their bodies as well as their minds. A place to laugh and have fun, to stretch their imaginations free from the burden of desks and books and, in some cases, their everyday lives. In an effort to help, GIVESMART is raising funds to provide new playground equipment for the school.

Join us


If you want to join our effort to GIVESMART, you can donate today. Any contribution, large or small, helps in our mission to spread grace, kindness, and respect to our community. In an effort to help, GIVESMART is raising funds to provide new playground equipment for Lonsdale Elementary School.

If you are unable to give, consider donating your time. Follow GRIDSMART on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram to learn about future opportunities for involvement, or contact givesmart@gridsmart.com or call 865.482.2112.

legal disclaimer

GIVESMART is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. GIVESMART is dedicated to improving the human condition by supporting efforts to improve education, nutrition, health, and quality of life for the people of the world community regardless of race, creed, color, age, or gender.