The Sewanee Community Chest (SCC)announces the beginning of the 2016–17 fundraising campaign. Sponsored by the Sewanee Civic Association (SCA), the SCC raises funds for local nonprofit organizations that serve the common good.
Funding applications are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 16. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have an application either emailed or mailed to your organization. A downloadable request for funds form is available 2016 COMMUNITY CHEST APPLICATION.
Nonprofit organizations serving the Mountain are encouraged to apply. The SCC does not allocate funds to those organizations discriminating on the basis of race, creed, sex or national origin.
Since 1943, the SCA has sponsored the SCC, which in the last decade has raised more than $1 million for local organizations in a three-county area.
Through the generous support of the entire community last year, the SCC was able to help 25 organizations and initiatives with a total of $100,000. The money raised in the community went directly to organizations that supported the following: Community Aid, $21,850; Children, $35,300; Quality of Life, $35,850; and Beyond Sewanee, $7,000. Last year’s recipients included Housing Sewanee, the Community Action Committee, the Sewanee Elementary Parent Organization, Volunteers in Medicine and Folks at Home.
The SCA encourages everyone who benefits from life in this community, whether you live, work or visit, to give to the SCC. The SCC is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible. Donations and pledges are accepted at any time at PO Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375. There are two online options to donate to the Sewanee Community Chest through PayPal and AmazonSmile.com.
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