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Butler Family Foundation Announces Spring 2019 Grantees

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation is pleased to announce its grants for spring 2019. 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.

  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - $250,000 to expand the Children's Program into Minnesota.
  • Ramsey County Historical Society - $150,000 for renovations to the Red Barn at Gibbs Farm.
  • Women's Advocates - $175,000 to increase housing options and stability for victims of domestic violence

Invited Grants

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

  • Casa Myrna - $15,000 for general operating support of EVA Center.
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation - $30,000 for farm land preservation, agricultural conservation initiatives, and general operating support.
  • CLUES: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio - $30,000 for Aging Well Services.
  • Coalition Against Trafficking in Women - $45,000 for general operating support.
  • Culture Reframed - $25,000 for general operating support.
  • DC Central Kitchen - $20,000 for general operating support.
  • DC Rape Crisis Center - $10,000 for general operating support.
  • DC Youth Orchestra Program - $20,000 for general operating support.
  • Family Pathways - $20,000 for the Aging Services Program.
  • Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library - $10,000 for general operating support.
  • Girls on the Run Chicago - $10,000 for general operating support.
  • Headwaters Foundation for Justice - $60,000 per year for two years for general operating support and regranting.
  • Hill Museum & Manuscript Library - $25,000 for general operating support.
  • House of Ruth - $30,000 for general operating support.
  • International Institute of Minnesota - $25,000 for the Capital Campaign.
  • Keystone Community Services - $15,000 for the Food Shelf Program.
  • KidsPLAYce - $2,500 for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Public Radio - $15,000 for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits - $50,000 per year for two years for general operating support.
  • Misericordia - $25,000 for general operating support.
  • Mission of Our Lady of Mercy - $25,000 for general operating support.
  • One World Surgery - $50,000 for the Dominican Republic Capital Campaign.
  • Propel Nonprofits - $60,000 per year for two years for general operating support.
  • Prostitution Research & Education - $30,000 for general operating support.
  • Rescue Inc. - $25,000 for the Campaign for Rescue.
  • Somali Museum of Minnesota - $10,000 for general operating support.
  • Vermont Foodbank - $25,000 for general operating support.
  • Wilderness Inquiry - $50,000 for general operating support.
  • Women's Foundation of Minnesota - $80,000 per year for two years for general operating support and regranting.
  • Women's Freedom Center - $22,500 for general operating support.