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Knoxville Public Library
Ken Locke Stadium
Grand Theater
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame
Knoxville Performing Arts Center
Brooks Garden
Bessie Spaur Butterfly Garden
First United Methodist Church Annex

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.

"How can I
give something back to this community?"
of all sizes are welcome! Click here to Donate.
are tax deductable!
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