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Butler Family Foundation Announces Fall 2018 Grantees

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation is pleased to announce its grants for fall 2018. 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.

  • Division of Indian Work - $150,000 for the Nanaa'ichigewin Capital Campaign.
  • Minnesota Historical Society - $100,000 for the Native American Gallery Capital Campaign.
  • Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - $200,000 for the MOFAS Center Capital Campaign.
  • Project for Pride in Living - $150,000 for the Housing Opportunity Fund of the Building Ladders Campaign.
  • The Trust for Public Land - $100,000 for the Midway Peace Park Capital Campaign.

COMMUNITY GRANTS

Community Grants for fall 2018 supported organizations working in the arts and environment.

ARTS: Community Based

  • COMPAS - $65,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Highpoint Center for Printmaking - $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Loft Literary Center - $70,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Center for Book Arts - $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Northern Clay Center - $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Textile Center of Minnesota - $60,000 over two years for general operating support. 

ARTS: Museums

  • Minnesota Museum of American Art - $60,000 over two years for building capacity to create access to collections and programs for diverse audiences.
  • Science Museum of Minnesota - $80,000 over two years for STEM education programming.
  • Walker Art Center - $60,000 over two years for creating access to collections and programs for low-income and nontraditional audiences.

ARTS: Music Instruction

  • MacPhail Center for Music - $60,000 over two years for the North Minneapolis Afterschool Strings and MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra.
  • Saint Paul Conservatory of Music- $50,000 over two years for the Music for All Program.
  • The Schubert Club - $40,000 over two years for the Project CHEER Education Program.
  • Walker West Music Academy - $60,000  over two years for general operating support.

ENVIRONMENT: Conservation

  • Friends of the Mississippi River - $100,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Great River Greening - $70,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy - $70,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Minnesota Land Trust - $75,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota - $70,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • The Conservation Fund - $75,000 over two years for general operating support for work in Minnesota.
  • The Nature Conservancy - $75,000 over two years for the Forest Conservation Program.
  • The Trust for Public Land - $60,000 over two years for general operating support.

ENVIRONMENT: Education

  • Dodge Nature Center - $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center - $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Hamline University Center for Global Environmental Education - $50,000 over two years for the Rivers Institute.
  • Mississippi Park Connection - $60,000 over two years for general operating support.
  • Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center - $60,000 over two years for general operating support.