Community Improvement (202) Funds

Internal Auditor

Savannah Kirk
[email protected]
(865) 215-3022

400 Main St., Room 467
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Savannah Kirk, Internal Auditor
City Council Office
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone: 865-215-3022
[email protected]

The Community Improvement Fund was created on July 1, 1989 and allows appropriations to be made at the discretion of Council to nonprofit organizations. The fund is regulated by T.C.A §6-54-111 and Knoxville City Code §2-596 through §2-603. 


Requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Use the below chart for deadlines.

July 1, 2023 - Sept. 30, 2023
Deadline Agenda
August 22, 2023 September 5, 2023
Oct. 1, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2023
Deadline Agenda
November 14, 2023 December 12, 2023
Jan. 1, 2024 - Mar. 31, 2024
Deadline Agenda
February 20, 2024 March 19, 2024
Apr. 1, 2024 - Jun. 30, 2024
Deadline Agenda
May 14, 2024 June 11, 2024


Below is checklist to use for your request. Send the completed checklist and documents listed to the email or address included. Allow time before your specific event for the checklist to be reviewed and the funds appropriated, it can take 2 weeks or longer for this process if your checklist and documentation is complete. After Council has responded to a request a notification will be sent to the contact person provided on the checklist. If you have questions refer to the FAQs link, if you do not find your answer there, contact the City Council Office or Councilmember. 

General Checklist [PDF]

Knox County Schools requesting funds use this checklist:  

Knox County Schools Checklist [PDF]