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Community Grants

2024 Community Grants will address the Butler Family Foundation's giving priorities in the arts and the environment. Click here for our guidelines.
Renewing Grantees. If your organization received a Community Grant in the arts or the environment in the 2022-2023 cycle, submit a Renewal Application.
  • Log on to the online application system
  • Select "Community Grants Application (Renewing Grantee)"
Preview the renewal application questions here.
New Applicants. If your organization has not received a Community Grant over the past two years, submit a Letter of Inquiry.
  • Log on to the online application system
  • Select "Community Grants Letter of Inquiry (New Applicant)"
Preview the letter of inquiry questions here.
2024 Community Grants Timeline

Process Opens for New and Renewing Applicants


December 1, 2023


Renewing Applications and Letters of Inquiry Due


April 1, 2024


Invitations Extended to Selected New Applicants


Mid-May 2024


Proposals from New Applicants Due


Mid-June 2024


Site Visits


May to August 2024


Funding Decisions


Mid-October 2024

Special Projects Grants

The Foundation's Special Project Grants Program will resume with two rounds in 2024. A letter-of-intent process for current grantees will open April 1st and close May 31st. Our Board of Trustees will award grants in fall 2024.

Invited Grants

If you have been selected to apply for an Invited Grant, see your letter of invitation for special instructions.

Tips for Submitting Online

Getting Started. If you are a new applicant to the Butler Family Foundation, please follow the link to our online application system, click the “Create New Account” button, and provide the requested information.
Creating an Application. To create an application, log in to the system and click the link marked "Apply." Then, click the name of the grants program to which you are applying — Community Grants Letter of Inquiry (New Applicant), Community Grants Application (Renewing Grantee), or Special Projects Grants. If you are applying for an Invited Grant, see your letter of invitation for special instructions.
Returning to an Application. You do not need to complete your application in one session. But be sure to click the “Save Application” button before you log off.
Uploading Documents. You will be required to upload certain documents for your letter of intent or application. Only one document can be uploaded per question.
Required Information. Required items are marked with an asterisk. You will not be able to submit an application or letter of intent without completing all required fields. If a field does not apply to your application and is not marked with an asterisk, you may leave it blank.
Submitting an Application. When you have completed and reviewed your application or letter of intent, click the "Submit Application" button to forward it for funding consideration. Once an application or letter of intent is submitted, it may be viewed but not edited.

For more information, contact:

Telephone: 651-222-2565 (ext. 110)