The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) has officially launched its 2019-20 fundraising campaign, with the aim of raising $105,140 for the Sewanee Community Chest. Reaching this goal will enable the SCA to fully cover the grant funding requests of 25 local nonprofit organizations and programs, including the Sewanee Parent Organization, Folks at Home, and the Sewanee Fourth of July Celebration, among others.
Since 1943, the SCA has overseen the Sewanee Community Chest, which has given more than $1 million to organizations in Franklin, Marion, and Grundy counties over the last decade. Though Sewanee Community Chest funds are largely designated for Sewanee-based outreach, funding has historically been provided to organizations beyond Sewanee whose projects directly benefit the local community.
This year’s 25 grantees serve multiple demographics across Sewanee, from students to senior citizens. As in past years, a large number of the funded organizations affect Sewanee’s youth.
The Sewanee Community Chest is made possible by contributions from community members across the Plateau. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made by credit, debit, or PayPal, either one-time or recurring. Checks may be mailed to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375. For more information, go to <www.sewaneecivic.org>.
The following list includes organizations and programs that the Sewanee Community Chest aims to fund in 2019-20, along with grant amounts provided:
Arts Inside, $350
Blue Monarch, $1,250
Boy Scout Troop 14, $500
Community Action Committee, $7,500
Cub Scout Pack 152, $750
DuBose Conference Center, $300
Folks at Home, $5,000
Franklin County Humane Society, $1,500
Housing Sewanee Inc., $7,000
Little Bellas, Sewanee Chapter, $250
Marion Animal Resource Connection (MARC), $7,000
Mountain Goat Trail Alliance, $1,500
Reach Out and Read at Sewanee Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, $2,090
Sewanee Fourth of July Celebration, $3,000
Sewanee Angel Park, $1,000
Sewanee Children’s Center, $10,000
Sewanee Chorale, $550
Sewanee Community Center, $4,000
Sewanee Mountain Messenger, $11,000
Sewanee Parent Organization, $25,000
Sewanee Senior Citizens Center, $12,000
Sewanee TigerSharks, $500
South Cumberland Farmer’s Market, $1,000
St. James/Midway Community Park, $1,500
St. Mark’s Community Center, $600