Meet the Team

Jonathan Scoonover loves helping people connect their resources to their passions to make a real impact.  He has more than two decades of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, and a strong track record of evaluating the health and strength of nonprofits and establishing mechanisms to maximize giving.

Jonathan began his personal philanthropy journey as a newlywed, when he and his wife received some fantastic advice about experiencing the joy of giving.  Soon after, he helped establish Equitas, a philanthropic granting arm of a local private family foundation, and experienced first-hand the scaled impact of strategic giving, both locally and internationally.

Jonathan went on to serve as the executive director of innovation and interim president for Great Schools Partnership (now Knox Education Foundation).  He is also co-founder and former president of the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking which works with multiple nonprofits and survivors who are fighting trafficking in East Tennessee.

He has been awarded Knoxville’s 40 under 40, is a graduate of the Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness (CSEE), and is a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2023.

Jonathan is a proud native of Knoxville, TN, where he lives with his wife, Beth, and daughter, Caroline.  He holds a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Tennessee.   He enjoys reading, running through the hills of TN, cheering at One Knox SC matches, and traveling with family and friends.

To get in touch with Jonathan, email: or call: 865.256.4333.