Butterfly Fund

General Description

Established by the Barger and Harrill families in memory of their daughters, to raise awareness of and funds for childhood cancers

Application Process

Information and dates about the 2023 grant cycle have not yet been determined.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were last awarded in April 2020 for one-year terms and generally ranged from $2,500 – $25,000.

Who May Apply

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Butterfly Fund:

  • Projects must support pediatric oncology research, treatments and/or services. Examples may include, but are not limited to, research and clinical trials, treatment supplies and equipment, palliative care programs, family assistance programs for patients and/or families caring for pediatric oncology patients, and training and outreach programs for patients and/or medical support staff.
  • Organizations located outside ETF’s 25-county service area are also eligible to apply.

Additional Information

Butterfly Fund on WBIR

To learn more about the Butterfly Fund’s mission and fundraising efforts, please visit the fund’s website:

To learn more about the Butterfly Fund’s grantmaking process, please direct your questions to:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants
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 the Blount Community Fund through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.