News from the Butler Family Foundation

Foundation Announces Grants for Fall 2017

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation is pleased to announce its grants for fall 2017. Grants were awarded through the Foundation's Special Projects and Community 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.

  • Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center: $100,000 for purchase of The Point, a 151-acre parcel of land near Lanesboro, and for the development of new programming.
  • Family Housing Fund: $150,000 for a systems-change initiative to reduce evictions in Ramsey County by 50 percent.
  • Minnesota Land Trust: $150,000 for a conservation agenda to ensure permanent protection and conservation of the state's most critical wildlife habitats and water resources.
  • Minnesota Museum of American Art: $100,000 for a capital project to build a permanent home for the museum in Saint Paul's Pioneer Endicott building.
  • The Bridge for Youth: $200,000 for Rita's House, a new twelve-unit intentional community in Minneapolis for homeless youth, ages 18 to 21.
  • Vermont Foodbank: $100,000 for Vermonters Feeding Vermonters, a pilot program connecting high quality fruits and vegetables from local farmers to low-income households in the state.

COMMUNITY GRANTS

Community Grants for fall 2017 supported organizations working in chemical dependency, domestic and family violence, housing and homelessness, and prostituted and trafficked women.

Chemical Dependency

  • Avivo: $60,000 over two years for Building Resilient Families.
  • CLUES: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio: $40,000 over two years for overcoming addiction in Latino populations.
  • Emma Norton Services: $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Hmong American Partnership: $20,000 for Pathways to Success.
  • Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: $40,000 over two years for the Changing Course Program.
  • The Wayside House: $70,000 over two years for general operating support.

Domestic and Family Violence

  • Casa de Esperanza: $85,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Division of Indian Work: $40,000 over two years for the Family Violence Prevention Program.
  • Domestic Abuse Project: $80,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • FamilyWise Services: $90,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery: $80,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • La Oportunidad: $50,000 over two years for Latino Families Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Poverty.
  • Lifetrack: $65,000 over two years for the Families Together Program.
  • Minnesota Communities Caring for Children: $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Northland Foundation: $100,000 over two years for domestic violence prevention grants.
  • Saint Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project: $60,000 over two years for the Bridges to Safety Victim Service Center.
  • Tubman: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Women's Advocates: $60,000 over two years for general operating support.

Housing and Homelessness

  • Ain Dah Yung: $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation: $50,000 over two years for Jackson Street Village.
  • Avenues for Homeless Youth: $90,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Family Housing Fund: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Hope Community: $70,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Jeremiah Program: $80,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota: $60,000 over two years for Metro Homeless Youth Services.
  • Neighborhood House: $60,000 over two years for Neighborhood House Family Centers.
  • Opportunity Neighborhood: $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • People Serving People Charities: $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Project for Pride in Living: $150,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Saint Stephen's Human Services: $80,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Solid Ground: $80,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • The Bridge for Youth: $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • The Saint Paul Foundation: $60,000 over two years for the Community Sharing Fund.
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity: $140,000 over two years for general operating support.

Prostituted and Trafficked Women

  • 180 Degrees: $40,000 over two years for Brittany's Place.
  • Breaking Free: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Coalition Against Trafficking in Women: $80,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • The Family Partnership: $90,000 over two years for the PRIDE Program.
  • The Link: $40,000 over two years for the Passageways Program.
  • YouthLink: $50,000 over two years for the Exploitation Intervention for Homeless Youth Program.