News from the Butler Family Foundation

Foundation Announces Grants for Spring 2017

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation is pleased to announce its grants for spring 2017. Grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Special Projects and Invited Grants Programs and supported organizations working in the arts, environment, human services, and philanthropy and nonprofit technical assistance.
 
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.

  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation: $200,000 for expansion of the Twin Cities Mobile Market.
  • Great River Greening: $200,000 for the Pollinator Seed Initiative.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: $125,000 for the MCN Expansion and Accessibility Capital Project.
  • People Serving People: $175,000 for the People Serving People Center of Excellence.

INVITED GRANTS

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

  • Breaking Free: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: $100,000 for the Higher Ground / Dorothy Day Capital Campaign.
  • Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • CLUES: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio: $15,000 for the Aging Well Program.
  • Coalition Against Trafficking in Women: $20,000 for general operating support.
  • Collegeville Institute of Ecumenical and Cultural Research: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Culture Reframed: $25,000 for general operating support.
  • DC Youth Orchestra Program: $15,000 for general operating support.
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Headwaters Foundation for Justice: $50,000 for general operating support and re-granting.
  • Hill Museum & Manuscript Library: $25,000 for general operating support.
  • House of Ruth: $25,000 for general operating support.
  • Keystone Community Services: $10,000 for the Meals on Wheels and Basic Needs Programs.
  • KidsPLAYce: $2,500 for general operating support.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: $40,000 for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Historical Society: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center: $60,000 for general operating support.
  • Nonprofits Assistance Fund: $80,000 for general operating support and the merger with MAP for Nonprofits.
  • Prostitution Research & Education: $30,000 for general operating support.
  • Ramsey County Historical Society: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Rescue Inc: $25,000 for the Campaign for Rescue.
  • Saint Paul Parks Conservancy: $25,000 for the Rice Park Revitalization Project.
  • Vermont Foodbank: $25,000 for general operating support.
  • Wilderness Inquiry: $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Women's Foundation of Minnesota: $80,000 for general operating support and re-granting.
  • Women's Freedom Center: $22,500 for general operating support.
  • Worcester Art Museum: $50,000 for general operating support.