Butterfly Fund, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, Announces Grant Opportunity for Organizations Battling Pediatric Cancer

February 04, 2020

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for funding from the Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee Foundation (Butterfly Fund). Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities and submit proposals directly related to support of pediatric oncology research, treatment, and/or services. 

Applications must be submitted online to ETF no later than March 2, 2020. Grant awards will primarily range from $2,500 - $25,000.  One-year grants will be awarded in April 2020.

To learn more about the Butterfly Fund’s mission and fundraising efforts, please visit their fund’s website: http://www.butterflyfund.org. An overview of the Butterfly Fund application process and access to the application are available online at ETF’s website at www.easttennesseefoundation.org.       

The Butterfly Fund was established at ETF in August 2008 by the Barger and Harrill families in memory of their daughters, Emily Barger and Maddie Harrill. Both beautiful girls were diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, in 2007. Sadly, both passed away just weeks apart during the summer of 2008. The fund serves to raise awareness of and funds for childhood cancers.

For more information, please contact Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, by phone at (865)524-1223, toll-free at (877)524-1223, or email at jelston@etf.org