Funding Request

For more than a century, the Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) has overseen the distribution of grants to nonprofit organizations across the South Cumberland Plateau. The SCA is delighted to sponsor the 2023-24 Sewanee Community Chest grant cycle.

Nonprofit organizations serving the Mountain are encouraged to apply. Grants typically range from $200 to $25,000. Last year, the average grant size was about $4,000.

The application deadline is September 15, 2023.

Approved grant funds will be distributed starting April 2024, contingent on funding availability.

This year, organizations can apply online with this form. It does require you to have a Gmail email account.

Alternatively, you may download the following document: 2023-2024 Sewanee Community Chest Grant Application.

The application is a Microsoft Word document. Download the file to your computer and rename it with your organization name, i.e., XYZ Organization Request. Once you have filled out the application, send your request and all attachments to Please use the subject line “[Your Organization Name] Community Chest Request 2023-24.”

You can also mail your request to: Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.

The Sewanee Community Chest is made possible by donations from the community. The more money raised, the more money we can distribute.