South Cumberland Community Fund
Collaborating with the communities of the South Cumberland Plateau to seek shared vision and common solutions for this special place that we call home.

Our Home. Our Mountain. Our Future.

2021 Spring Grants Cycle

Deadline: April 16

Grant applications for the SCCF spring grants cycle are due by midnight, Friday, April 16, 2021.

Nonprofit organizations that attended one of three information sessions held February 26 and March 1 are eligible to apply.

SCCF 2020 Annual Report

SCCF donors enabled our partners on the Plateau to continue their critical work in a very tough year. Read the SCCF 2020 annual report to discover how these nonprofits persevered.

CD director Nicky Hamilton has accepted the position of Assistant VP, Government and Strategic Partnerships with the University of the South. SCCF congratulates Nicky on her new role, and is deeply grateful for her service to SCCF over the past seven years.

SCCF/OCE Community Development Director

Takes on New Role

Watch "Four Mountain Goat Trail Stories"

In the fall of 2019 SCCF awarded a grant to Mountain Goat Trail Alliance for a promotional video

that tells the story of this multi-modal trail that follows the rail bed of the former Mountain Goat Train. This beautiful video brings a message of hope and optimism for the

communities of the South Cumberland Plateau in this time of crisis. 

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"SCCF is building on the unique strengths of the Mountain -
its people, its community, and its incomparable natural setting...
Through the Plateau community's collective efforts and collaborations,
you CAN help people realize they have hope."

Marguerite Kondracke, Child and Family Advocate 

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Where We Serve

Situated 1,000 feet above the valley below, the South Cumberland Plateau features nine towns, each with populations less than 2,500. Since 2012, SCCF has served this region that extends from Sewanee to Beersheba Springs and Pelham to Palmer. The Plateau encompasses the entirety of Grundy County, ranked in 2019 as Tennessee's most economically challenged county. The Plateau also includes portions of Franklin and Marion counties. 

Contact Us

322 W. Main St., Monteagle, TN 37356

P. O. Box 1301, Monteagle TN 37356

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