How to Apply

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Community Grants

2023 Community Grants will address the Butler Family Foundation's human services giving priorities. Click here for our human services guidelines.
Renewing Grantees. If your organization received a human services Community Grant in the 2021-2022 cycle, submit a Renewal Application.
  • Log on to the online application system
  • Select "Community Grants Application (Renewing Grantee)"
Preview the renewal application questions here.
New Applicants. If your organization has not received a Community Grant over the past two years, submit a Letter of Inquiry.
  • Log on to the online application system
  • Select "Community Grants Letter of Inquiry (New Applicant)"
Preview the letter of inquiry questions here.
2023 Community Grants Timeline
  Process Opens for New and Renewing Applicants   December 1, 2022
  Renewing Applications and Letters of Inquiry Due   March 31, 2023
  Invitations Extended to Selected New Applicants   Mid-May 2023
  Proposals from New Applicants Due   Mid-June 2023
  Site Visits   May to August 2023
  Funding Decisions   Mid-October 2023

Special Projects Grants

The Foundation’s Special Project Grants Program will resume with two rounds in 2023. A letter-of-intent process for current grantees will open April 1st and close June 1st. Our Board of Trustees will award grants in fall 2023.

Invited Grants

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

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 and click the link marked "Apply." Then, click the name of the grants program to which you are applying — Community Grants Letter of Inquiry (New Applicant), Community Grants Application (Renewing Grantee), 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.

For more information, contact:

Foundation Co-Director
Telephone: 651-222-2565 (ext. 110)