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.


University of the South Philanthropy Students Award 8 Grants in Second Cycle of SCCF Grant-Giving

In a unique collaboration between SCCF and UOS, University students award grants each fall to nonprofits on the Plateau. This fall students awarded $30,000 to 8 nonprofits for a variety of needs.

 Welcome Tom Sanders as new Executive Director of SCCF

Please join us in appreciating Janet’s work and welcoming Tom! He states "I am looking forward to working with people who are committed to building a flourishing community on the Plateau and who are putting their energy and passion toward that end”.


SCCF Philanthropy Grants Ceremony Set for
November 12

The awards ceremony for SCCF's second grants cycle of the year will take place November 12 at 5:30 pm in Convocation Hall on the campus of the University of the South. Featured speaker is Alex Gibson, executive director of Appalshop.

Watch Our Latest Video to See
What Our Grantees Have Been Up To



"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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