Funding Applications Available

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 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

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For the Parks Honor Roll

We thank you for your contributions of time and money to help with the Elliott Park Playground project. For the Parks raised more than $62,000 for the playground. Please click the link below.



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Community Chest Reaches Goal

Donations Support 25 Area Organizations
Because of the giving spirit of the community, the Sewanee Community Chest has met its 2015–16 fund-raising goal.
The Sewanee Civic Association is grateful to all who made a gift or a pledge to help reach the $100,000 goal for 25 local organizations.
Requests to the Community Chest this year totaled approximately $128,000.
The Sewanee Civic Association organizes the volunteer-led Community Chest, which raises tens of thousands of dollars yearly for local organizations that support youth, outreach, community and educational programs in the tri-county area (Franklin, Grundy and Marion). Through Community Chest funding, these organizations help those caught in the cycle of poverty, improve lives through outreach and community initiatives, and provide support for children with a variety of programs.
The money raised in the community goes directly to organizations that support the following: community aid, $21,850; children, $35,300; quality of life, $35,850; and beyond Sewanee, $7,000.
If you have not made your gift to the Community Chest this year, it is not too late. Any money that exceeds the goal will be used to support the mission to aid the community with annual funding and emergency requests, as they arise. Last year, the Community Chest was able to grant an additional $1,200 in emergency funding.
The SCA board also thanks Elizabeth and Rick Duncan, Community Chest stewards, for their work on this year’s campaign.
Projected distributions by the Sewanee Community Chest are:
Community Chest 2015–16 Grants
Blue Monarch  $1,000
Boy Scout Troop 14 $300
Community Action Committee  $10,400
Cowan Little League  $4,500
Cub Scout Pack 152 $600
Folks at Home $5,000
Fourth of July  $4,000
Franklin County Humane Society $3,000
Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200
Girl Scout Troop 621  $200
Housing Sewanee  $5,000
Mountain Goat Trail Alliance  $3,000
Phil White Dog Park  $600
SCA for the Parks  $2,000
Senior Citizen’s Center $12,000
Sewanee Angel Park $1,500
Sewanee Children’s Center $9,000
Sewanee Chorale $750
Sewanee Community  Center $2,500
Sewanee Elementary PO $20,000
Sewanee Mountain  Messenger $12,000
St. Mark’s Community Center $700
Thurmond Library $500
TigerSharks Swim Team $500
Volunteers in Medicine $750

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