Norris Area Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

General Description

Supports projects that will benefit the residents of Norris, Andersonville, Bethel, and Fairview in Anderson County.

Application Process

The 2024 grant cycle has closed.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were awarded for one-year terms in May 2024. The grant term is May 1, 2024 – April 30, 2025.
Amounts ranged from $1,500 – $3,000.

Areas of Focus

Funding preference will be given to proposals which embody one of the following priorities:

  • Youth and young adults
  • Military recognition
  • Humane care of animals
  • Arts with a cultural/historical perspective (all forms of art, including music)
  • Community/pedestrian pathways and enhancements
  • Support for seniors

Who May Apply

  • Click here for 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 residents of Norris, Andersonville, Bethel, and Fairview in 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, in-kind donations of goods and services, or a combination of both.

Additional Information

For questions about the online grant application system, please contact:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or
Rachel Schott, Director of Scholarships

For questions about the Norris Area Community Foundation, please contact our advancement team.

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

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