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Norris Areas Community Foundation (NACF) Grant

Grants to Tennessee Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies to Benefit Residents of the Norris Area

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Foundation / Corporation

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East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) - Norris Areas Community Foundation (NACF)

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Grants generally ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to Tennessee nonprofits, units of government, and educational institutions for projects that will benefit the citizens of Norris and the surrounding unincorporated communities. Applicants must have a local presence in Norris and the communities of Andersonville, Bethel, and Fairview areas of Anderson County. Funded projects must demonstrate a significant impact on the community via qualitative and quantitative data and information.

Funding preference will be given to proposals which embody one of the following priorities:
- Youth & young adults
- Military recognition
- Humane care of animals
- Arts with a cultural and historical perspective (all forms of art, including music)
- Community and pedestrian pathways and enhancements
- Support for seniors

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182966

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will generally range from $1,000 - $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded for one-year terms.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations must have and be able to provide the documentation to verify the following:
- Confirmation that the organization is a 501(c)(3) public charity, unit of government, or educational institution
- New or emerging groups that do not have nonprofit status may apply if they have an established nonprofit organization as a fiscal sponsor
- Employee Identification Number (EIN)
- Legal name of organization, address, and contact information (phone, fax, email address)
- Primary contact person and title
- List of staff administering the project
- Most recent financial statements and/or most recent audit and/or IRS Form 990
- Current year operating budget
- List of current board of directors or equivalent governing body
- Confirmation that the organization operates and is organized so as to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, age, disability, covered veteran status, or other characteristics as identified in the Foundation’s Non-Discrimination Policy Statement.

Not funded:
- Projects that have explicit religious content, express a particular religious view or advance a religious purpose
- Debt retirement or budget deficits
- Endowment funds or general fundraising campaigns
- Capital improvements
- Grants to individuals

Pre-proposal Conference:

A technical assistance workshop will be offered July 9, 2019, at 1:00 PM at the Norris United Methodist Church Education Building located at 62 Ridgeway Road, Norris, TN 37828.

Pre-Application Information:

- The online application will be available on June 26, 2019.
- The submission deadline is July 24, 2019.
- Grants will be awarded in October 2019.

Funds requested must be matched by at least 10% of the funding requested. The match may be in cash, in-kind donations of goods and services, or a combination of both.

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs

Ashley Siferd, Program Officer

Trudy Hughes, Vice President for Regional Advancement

East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee: Norris and the surrounding unincorporated communities of Andersonville, Bethel, and Fairview areas of Anderson County