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

This fund will not be administering a competitive grant process in 2023.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were awarded in February 2022 for one-year terms and ranged from $1,000 – $2,500.

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 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.

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

Additional Information

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

For questions about the Norris Area Community Foundation, please contact:
Jill Murphy, Regional Advancement Officer

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.