Community Chest

Since 1908, the Sewanee Civic Association and its precursors have believed in the power of area citizens to help sustain community projects and programs. Through these associations, the community has funded many worthwhile endeavors, such as building parks and the elementary school, helping to complete Alto Road, funding a state highway to the Marion County line, and underwriting blue prints for the stone gates.

Since 1942, the Sewanee Civic Association has organized the Community Chest. The Sewanee Community Chest raises funds annually to meet basic needs in the community: food, books, elderly care, children’s programs, recreational spaces, animal care and more. In the last decade it has raised more than $1 million for area programs and initiatives. Please refer to our grant procedures.

As a nonprofit organization serving three counties on the Cumberland Plateau, the mission of the Sewanee Community Chest is to support those organizations who serve the common good. The Sewanee Community Chest does not allocate funds to those organizations who discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex or national origin.

The Sewanee Civic Association encourages all of you who benefit from life in the community to give generously to the Community Chest. The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible. Donations and pledges to the Sewanee Community Chest are accepted at any time at PO Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375 or by clicking the PayPal Giving or PayPal buttons below.