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South Cumberland Community Fund Announces Spring Grant Round

Updated: Feb 14

Betty Carpenter, chair of South Cumberland Community Fund’s grant committee, and Katie Goforth, Director of Community Development for the Fund, announced today the dates for the Spring grant round for South Cumberland Community Fund. 

The Community Fund board has authorized a total of $100,000 in the Spring Grant round, one of four grant funding rounds offered by the Fund. The application deadline is midnight on April 1, and the online application will be available by February 29.

The Fund makes grants to nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools, and churches that seek support for projects that benefit the public on the South Cumberland Plateau. “We are particularly interested in projects that build collaboration to address health, education, and economic development priorities,” said Carpenter. 

To be eligible, organizations must send a representative to one of three grant orientation sessions:

  • Thursday, February 29, 5:30 P.M. at Morton Memorial United Methodist Church, 322 West Main St., Monteagle, TN

  • Friday, March 1, 12 PM, also at Morton Memorial

  • Saturday, March 2, 10 AM at Grundy EMS, 90 Phipps St. Coalmont, TN

Orientation will go over how to apply using a new online application, as well as the Fund’s goals for building hope and prosperity on the South Cumberland Plateau. 

Applicants may apply for as much as $10,000 for a project that addresses health, education, or economic development concerns. The Fund is particularly interested in affordable housing, transportation, and early childhood literacy, as contributors to those strategic goals. 

Please pose questions to Goforth at


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