2019 Philanthropy Internship Grants

2019 Philanthropy Internship Program Awards

Eight Grants in SCCF's Fall Cycle of Grant-giving

Social justice proponent and educator Dr. Sybil Hampton joined approximately 100 community members from across the Plateau on an icy night, Tuesday, November 12th,  for SCCF’s Philanthropy Internship Program awards ceremony, held at Convocation Hall on the University of the South campus. Eight area nonprofits were recognized as grant recipients in this second cycle of SCCF grant-giving, a collaboration between SCCF and the University that engages selected students in the philanthropy process and ends in an in-depth deliberative process for  awarding approximately $30,000 in grants.


Keynote speaker Dr. Hampton was part of the second group of students to integrate Arkansas’s Central High School following the historic Little Rock Nine. “You can ignore me every day if you want. I’m playing a longer game,” Hampton said to her classmates, who refused to speak to her during her three years at Central. SCCF and the nonprofits of the Plateau reflect Hampton’s insight of playing a longer game, as we remain committed to partnering to move the needle in our community development work in our efforts to bring hope and prosperity to the South Cumberland Plateau. 


“The program offered valuable lessons in philanthropy, and also on

the power of community engagement.”

Philanthropy Internship Program participant

Congratulations to the 2019 Philanthropy Internship Program Grant Recipients 

Arts Inside: $3,096

Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic: $5,000

BetterFi: $5,000 

Dependable Laundry: $756

Grundy County Food Bank: $1,035

Grundy County High School Math Department: $5,000

Mountain Goat Trail Alliance: $5,000

Tracy City Baseball Softball Organization: $5,000


Philanthropy Internship Program speaker Sybil Jordan Hampton is greeted by University of the South Vice Chancellor John McCardell.