Community Chest Funding Applications Available

The Sewanee Community Chest Fund Drive announces the beginning of the 2014-15 fundraising campaign. Sponsored by the Sewanee Civic Association, the Sewanee Community Chest raises funds for local organizations that serve the common good.

Funding applications are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 12. Please contact the administrator to have an application either emailed or mailed to your organization. A downloadable request for funds form is also available.

Non-profit organizations serving the Plateau are encouraged to apply. The Sewanee Community Chest does not allocate funds to those organizations discriminating on the basis of race, creed, sex, or national origin.

The volunteer led Sewanee Community Chest has met the needs of the community since 1908, including those living in Franklin, Grundy, and Marion counties. The Sewanee Community Chest strives to fund organizations who help those caught in the cycle of poverty, who improve lives through outreach and community initiatives, and who provide support for children with a variety of programs.

Through the generous commitment of the entire community last year, the Sewanee Community Chest was able to help 28 organizations and initiatives with a total of $108,000. The money raised in the community went directly to support the following: Community Aid, $39,000; Children, $37,300; Quality of Life, $23,500; and Beyond Sewanee, $8,200. Last year’s recipients included Housing Sewanee, the Community Action Committee, the Sewanee Elementary Parent Organization, the Grundy County Food Bank, and Folks at Home.

The power of the people helping people makes a difference. The Sewanee Civic Association encourages everyone who benefits from life in this community whether you live, work, or just visit to give to the Community Chest. The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible. Donations and pledges are accepted at any time at PO Box 99, Sewanee, Tenn., 37375. AmazonSmile is a donation option.

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