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 girls passed away just weeks apart during the summer of 2008. The fund serves to raise awareness of and funds for childhood cancers.
This fund will not be administering a competitive grant process in 2023.
Grants were last awarded in April 2020 for one-year terms and generally ranged from $2,500 – $25,000.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Butterfly Fund:
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:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or
Rachel Cosby, Program Officer
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223