Blackberry Farm Foundation

The Blackberry Farm Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. We remain steadfastly transparent and in full compliance with the rules and regulations that govern charitable organizations, so that donors are always able to monitor where every penny is spent in support of deserving causes.

Mission Statement

“To raise and administer funds to benefit charities for children, local and foodways-related causes”

How Funds Are Raised

From our annual music concert series to food and wine events with renowned chefs and acclaimed vintners, special gatherings throughout the year at Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain allow us to raise funds that go to support the charities we aid and to operate the Sam Beall Fellows program. Silent and live auctions at exclusive dinners are also sources of funding for the Foundation. These are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities offer the chance to fly fish with your favorite celebrity, add an extraordinarily rare bottle of wine to your cellar, or welcome a famous musician as the entertainment for your personal event – with all of the proceeds benefitting carefully reviewed causes and programs. Information about upcoming charitable events can be found in the “Events and Retreats” section of our website.

We are also grateful for generous donors and sponsors who make contributions directly to the Blackberry Farm Foundation. To do so, or for more information, please contact Richard Johnson, the Foundation’s executive director, at

Distribution & Process

The Blackberry Farm Foundation is proud to support charitable causes related to children and foodways, with special emphasis on those located in the East Tennessee area, the special place that is our home. A committee reviews requests, with granting decisions based on multiple considerations, including fit with the scope and mission of the Foundation.


Blackberry Farm Foundation
1471 W Millers Cove Rd.
Walland, TN 37886

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