Tellico Community Foundation

An affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation

Mission Statement

The Tellico Community Foundation (TCF) exists to enrich the lives of our residents and the greater community by evaluating and addressing community issues, connecting generosity to programs and projects, and nurturing a culture of charitable giving.

Guiding Principles

  • TCF will identify and evaluate community needs through studies, focus groups, networking with other charitable groups, and open forums.
  • TCF will coordinate with other charitable organizations in the community to achieve maximum impact, including providing supplementary funding if warranted.
  • TCF will seek to meet unique and currently unmet human needs in the community where funding support can make a difference.
  • TCF will create opportunities for charitable giving to provide general support for TCF initiatives as well as for new projects of specific interest to donors.

Opportunities for Charitable Giving

You may currently reside in Tellico Village properties, may have been born in Loudon or Monroe counties, may have spent your prior years there, or this may be the community in which you desire to live. Whatever your relationship with these communities, your interest and support is greatly needed and appreciated. We can accept gifts of many assets of value and encourage you to contact us at any time to discuss how your gift can enhance the Tellico Community Foundation for years to come. Our staff stands ready to meet with you and discuss how to make this a reality!

For 2021, Tellico Community Foundation will devote 40% of funds raised to grantmaking within Loudon and Monroe counties. Sixty percent will be placed in endowment to build for the future.

Generosity can be directed to projects or organizations in line with the wishes of our donors. Therefore, we will gladly accept input regarding needs in our area that could be addressed through the TCF.

You may want to make a donation today and can so this by clicking GIVE NOW

Or ​you may prefer to mail a check.

Please make the check to “Tellico Community Foundation” and mail to:

Tellico Community Foundation            
In Care Of: East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902

For more information, please contact:

Regional Advancement
East Tennessee Foundation
(865) 524-1223 or toll-free (877)-524-1223
Email: re*****************@et*.org

Click here to learn about Tellico Community Foundation’s competitive grant program.

We the members of the Tellico Community Foundation Advisory Board thank you in advance for your interest and support!

Joseph Beyel, Chair
Bill Baxter
Marsha Herzog
Donnie Iverson
Joe Marlette
Joan Mulliner
Cathy Nyberg