The Butterfly Fund was established at East Tennessee Foundation in August 2008 by the Barger and Harrill families in memory of their daughters, Emily Barger and Maddie Harrill. Both of these beautiful little girls were diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, in 2007. Sadly, both of these girls passed away just weeks apart during the summer of 2008. The fund serves to raise awareness of and funds for childhood cancers.
The 2018 application submission deadline was March 5, 2018.
Grant Amounts and Term
One-year grants were awarded April 2018. Grant awards ranged from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $25,000.
Who May Apply
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.
How to Apply
To learn more about the Butterfly Fund’s mission and fundraising efforts, please visit the fund's website: www.butterflyfund.org
To learn more about the Butterfly Fund’s grantmaking process, please direct your questions to:
Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223
Thank you for your interest in the Butterfly Fund