Norris Area Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

The idea for a Norris Area community foundation first arose when a Norris citizen, after learning about a community foundation in Montana, realized that a community foundation provides for an area's charitable and philanthropic needs. After hearing about the potential of a Norris Area community foundation, the Norris Lions Club formed a committee to explore the creation of a Foundation for the Norris area. In April 2014, Norris Areas Community Foundation's (NACF) Kick-Off Fundraiser was held at the Museum of Appalachia.

Application Process

The online application will be available January 3, 2018. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Grant Amounts and Term

Grants will be awarded in March 2018 for one-year terms and will generally range from $1,000 - $2,500.  

Application Information

Who May Apply
  • General Eligibility and Funding Criteria
  • Additional eligibility criteria specific to Norris Area Community Foundation:
    • Applicant organizations must have a local presence and propose a project that will benefit the citizens of Norris and the surrounding unincorporated 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/information.
    • Funds requested must be matched by at least 10% of funding requested. The match may be in cash and/or in-kind donations of goods and services.
Funding preference will be given to proposals which embody one of the following priorities:
  • Veteran recognition projects and/or services
  • Education projects, programs, and/or services
  • Youth suicide prevention projects, programs, and/or services

How to Apply

  • Logon Page to Access LOIs, Applications and Report Forms

Additional Information

Please direct your questions to:
Ashley Siferd
Program Assistant
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN  37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

To Make a Donation to this Fund

Click HERE for information about making a donation to Norris Area Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.

Thank you for your interest in the Norris Area
Community Foundation!