How to Apply

Logging On

Click here to log in to our online application system.

Tips for Submitting Online

Getting Started. If you are a new applicant to the Butler Family Foundation, please follow the link to our online application system, click the “Create New Account” button, and provide the requested information.
Creating an Application. To create an application, log in to the system, find the heading marked "Requests" on the left side of the screen, and click the link marked "Apply" underneath it. Then, click the name of the grants program to which you are applying—"Community Grants" or "Special Projects Grants." If you are applying for an Invited Grant, see your letter of invitation for special instructions.
Returning to an Application. You do not need to complete your application in one session. But be sure to click the “Save Application” button before you log off.
Uploading Documents. You will be required to upload certain documents for your letter of intent or application. Only one document can be uploaded per question.
Required Information. Required items are marked with an asterisk. You will not be able to submit an application or letter of intent without completing all required fields. If a field does not apply to your application and is not marked with an asterisk, you may leave it blank.
Submitting an Application. When you have completed and reviewed your application or letter of intent, click the "Submit Application" button to forward it for funding consideration. Once an application or letter of intent is submitted, it may be viewed but not edited.

Applications for Community Grants

Applications for Community Grants are generally accepted between December and April. Applications from organizations working in arts and the environment will be accepted in 2020.

Applications for Special Projects Grants

Letters of intent are accepted during the following time periods and are due by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of each period:
  • October 1, 2019 - December 1, 2019
  • April 1, 2020 - June 1, 2020
Only organizations with a current active grant from the Butler Family Foundation's Community Grants Program, Petersham Fund, or Regranting & Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund may apply for Special Projects Grants. If you are not a current grantee of the Butler Family Foundation, you are not eligible to apply.
Letters of intent must be submitted through our online application system. Please submit only one letter per year.

Applications for Invited Grants

If you have been selected to apply for an Invited Grant, see your letter of invitation for special instructions.

For more information, contact:

Director of Program Operations
Telephone: 651-222-2565 (ext. 110)