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Butler Family Foundation Announces Spring Grants

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation is pleased to announce its grants for spring 2022. Grants were awarded through the foundation's Special Projects and Invited Grants Programs and supported organizations working in the arts, environment, and human services. 

On behalf of the Butler Family Foundation, congratulations to our grantees. We are proud to support your work!

Special Projects Grants

Special Projects Grants provide major support for capital campaigns, program innovations, and 
systems-change initiatives.

  • Division of Indian Work: $125,000 for elevator modernization.
  • Saint Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project: $165,000 for victim mental health service delivery.

Invited Grants

Invited Grants support organizations of special interest to the foundation through an invitation-only application process.

Arts

  • Collegeville Institute: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Hill Museum & Manuscript Library: $25,000 for general operating support.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Historical Society: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association: $20,000 for general operating support.
  • PARTICIPANT INC: $20,000 for general operating support.
  • Primary Information: $20,000 for general operating support.
  • Ramsey County Historical Society: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Theatre of the Oppressed NYC: $35,000 for general operating support.
  • Worcester Art Museum: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.

Environment

  • The Trustees of Reservations: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Wild Rivers Conservancy: $20,000 for general operating support.
  • Wilderness Inquiry: $75,000 for general operating support.

Human Services

  • Avenues for Youth: $15,000 for general operating support.
  • Catholic Charities: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Centro Tyone Guzman: $15,000 for the Alzheimer's Awareness Program.
  • Cookie Cart: $25,000 for general operating support.
  • Cradles to Crayons: $15,000 for general operating support.
  • Groundworks Collaborative: $18,750 for general operating support.
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • International Institute of Minnesota: $40,000 the Afghan Refugee Relief Fund.
  • Keystone Community Services: $15,000 for the Food Shelf Program.
  • Loaves & Fishes: $15,000 for general operating support.
  • Marillac St. Vincent Family Services: $20,000 for general operating support.
  • Mission of Our Lady of Mercy: $15,000 for general operating support.
  • One World Surgery: $20,000 for general operating support.
  • Valley Outreach: $15,000 for general operating support.
  • Vermont Community Foundation: $18,750 for the VT COVID-19 Fund.
  • Vermont Foodbank: $18,750 for general operating support.
  • Women's Freedom Center: $18,750 for general operating support.