Norris Area Community Foundation Initiates Grantmaking

October 04, 2021

Applications for grants from the Norris Area Community Foundation (NACF), an affiliate fund of East
Tennessee Foundation (ETF) are now being accepted. Nonprofit organizations, schools, and
municipalities are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for projects and programs which benefit
residents of Norris and the surrounding communities of Andersonville, Bethel, and Fairview. Grants
will generally range from $1,000 to $2,500 and will support one-year projects beginning February 1,
2022. Using an online grant application system, applications must be submitted by November 1,
2021 to be considered for funding.

Eligible applicants must serve Norris and/or the surrounding communities of Andersonville, Bethel,
and Fairview. These applicants must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or other exempt entities
such as units of government or public schools. Priority consideration will be given to applications
which address one or more of the following:

Youth and Young Adults
Military/Veterans Recognition
Humane Care of Animals
Arts with a cultural/historical perspective (all types of art, including music)
Community/Pedestrian Pathways and Enhancements
Support for Seniors

An overview of the grants program and access to the application are available online at :

A technical assistance workshop will be provided to assist anyone interested in learning more
about NACF and this grant application process. Please join us on Friday, October 8 at 11:00
a.m., via zoom. To obtain the link, please RSVP to Ashly Siferd Butler at
Norris Area Community Foundation (NACF) was established in 2014 by a group of Norris
residents who wished to make a lasting commitment to the people of Norris and surrounding
communities by developing an endowment fund to achieve community goals.
East Tennessee Foundation, established in 1986, is a regional community foundation serving 25
counties in East Tennessee. With the mission of enriching lives and strengthening communities, ETF
administers numerous affiliate funds, including the Norris Area Community Foundation.

For more information, please contact Jill Murphy, Regional Advancement officer, at
or Ashley Butler, Program Officer, at