The Thompson Charitable Foundation of Knoxville, Tenn. supports organizations serving specific counties within Eastern Kentucky including Leslie County, home to Frontier Nursing University.

Established by B. Ray Thompson,  the Thompson Charitable Foundation has funded annual capital needs to carry out the work of Frontier.  This has included critical maintenance projects for the historic properties, expansions and renovations on the Hyden and Wendover campuses, and various equipment needs.  The support of the Thompson Charitable Foundation for more than 20 years has made it possible to continue hosting 1,000+ students annually on campus.