The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation Announces Fall Grants

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation is pleased to announce its grantees for fall 2016. In total, twenty-seven organizations were awarded $2 million in grants through our Special Projects and Community Grants Programs.
Congratulations to our grantees! We are proud to support their great work in the community.

SPECIAL PROJECTS GRANTS 

Special Projects Grants provide major support for capital campaigns, program innovations, and systems change initiatives.

  • CLUES: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio: $150,000 (and up to an additional $100,000 as a matching grant) for the Saint Paul headquarters expansion.
  •  Nonprofits Assistance Fund: $150,000 for a program to strengthen the financial health and capacity of arts and culture organizations.

COMMUNITY GRANTS 

Community Grants provide two years of support for general operations or specific projects and programs.

Community-based Arts Programs

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

Creating Access to Museums for Nontraditional Audiences

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

Music Education for Youth from Low-income Households

  • MacPhail Center for Music: $60,000 for the School Partnerships Program.
  • Saint Paul Conservatory of Music: $50,000 for the Music for All Program.
  • The Schubert Club: $40,000 for the Project CHEER Education Program.
  • Walker West Music Academy: $60,000 for general operating support.

Environmental Education

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

Land and Water Conservation

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