The Knoxville Community Foundation supports Knoxville's many non-profit organizations working to build a bright tomorrow for our great community.
Help us with our 100 for $100 Campaign!
The Role of the Knoxville Community Foundation
Knoxville is the community you love and it is here that recreational, cultural, and financial opportunities have enriched your life. There comes a time when you ask 'How can I give something back to this community that would enrich life in Knoxville for future generations?"
This is the purpose of the Knoxville Community Foundation, a non-profit organization established to enhance the community by raising funds to be invested for the future of Knoxville.
The organization raises its funds from gifts and bequests and then exercises prudent judgment when investing in projects that better our community.
How it Works
The foundation, incorporated in 1985 as a 501 (C) (3) group, operates through a Board of Directors. They consist of representatives from the Knoxville area. Board members receive no compensation. They study the many needs for funds and help donors make a positive impact on their community. Our foundation is affiliated with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines to provide expertise in technical and fiscal areas.
Some of the Projects our Foundation has Supported
Ken Locke Stadium Restoration
Grand Theater Renovation & Reopening
Knoxville Public Library Expansions
Knoxville Hospital and Clinics Expansion and Equipment Purchases
Bessie Spaur Butterfly Garden
Am Vets Memorial
Marion County Humane Society
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center
Welcome Signs at City Entrances
Baseball Field Lighting
Dixie Gebhardt Memorial
Streetscape Benches, Receptacles & Planters
Marching Band Uniforms
Northstar Elementary Educational Garden Project
...and much more!
How to Apply for Support
If you would like to apply for support for your project or organization from the Knoxville Community Foundation, please download and complete our Application (click below) and mail it to the address printed on the form.