SCCF Names 1st Executive Director

Willis Headshot 10-15The Community Fund has chosen Laura L. Willis as its first executive director. Willis brings 30 years of experience in nonprofits and community organizing to the position, including serving as editor and co-publisher of the Sewanee Mountain Messenger and as the director of the Community Action Committee in Sewanee. Click here to learn more!


Our latest video

Check out the story of the Community Fund, and how we're 'growing a strong community.'
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Sept. 2015 Newsletter

Our September 2015 newsletter is now available to view, download, and print. Learn how our successful collaborations across the South Cumberland Plateau help create opportunity. Just click here.

Building Capacity

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Americorps VISTA volunteers are training area nonprofits in grant management, email marketing, and web design. Learn more about this collaboration between the Community Fund and the University of the South.


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The Community Fund makes grants to local organizations to support initiatives that strengthen community and improve lives in the region. To learn more about the recipients of our grants, or to find out how to apply, click here.

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We're making a difference on the South Cumberland Plateau. To date, the Community Fund has allocated almost $300,000 to over two dozen worthy causes. To support us with a tax-deductible donation, click below.

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Is your organization working to make our community healthier, safer, better-trained? The Community Fund supports worthy causes throughout the South Cumberland Plateau. Click below to learn more about our grant process.

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Find out about our collaboration with the University of the South on the VISTA program, a major challenge gift received by the Community Fund, and everything else going on. Click below to get the latest news and events.

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PO Box 128 Tracy City TN 37387 info@southcumberlandcommunityfund.org