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Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation

2356 University Ave. W., Ste. 420

Saint Paul, MN United States 55114-3801

Telephone: (651) 222-2565


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $107,156,832

Total giving: $4,820,450





Additional Contact Information

Contact for technical or applications support for inquiries regarding Invited Grants: Robert Hybben, Dir. of Prog. Opers, tel.: (651) 222-2565, ext. 110, e-mail:; Community Grants contact: JoAnne Peters, Mgr., Community Grants, tel.: (651) 222-2565, ext. 113, e-mail:; Special Projects Grants contact: Kerrie Blevins, Sr. Advisor, Progs., tel.: (651) 222-2565, etc. 112, e-mail:


Incorporated in 1951 in MN

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the arts and humanities, the environment, human services and philanthropy and non-profit management.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Arts and Humanities

The foundation has an interest in making arts and cultural programs accessible to all communities. Funding will be given to organizations that emphasize artistic quality, reflect the diversity of their community, and demonstrate stable programming, within the following areas: 1) Historical Societies (primarily in Ramsey County, Minnesota); 2) Humanities Organizations; and 3) Museums.


The foundation seeks to preserve and promote stewardship of the natural environment for present and future generations. Support will be given to programs that positively impact environmental quality and encourage citizen participation in environmental issues. Giving will be limited to programs or projects operating in Minnesota whose primary mission is to address one of these priority issues: 1) Water quality of the upper Mississippi River watershed; 2) Environmental education; and 3) Land preservation and use.

Human Services

The foundation has a special concern for the condition of women and children in society, particularly those living in poverty. The foundation seeks to foster a supportive environment for these women, and all families, in order to ensure children's healthy development. Priority will be given to efforts that enhance the ability of individuals and families to break dependencies and to achieve self-reliance within the following areas: 1) Abuse (including violence, pornography, and prostitution); 2) Chemical dependency; 3) Housing; and 4) Children and Families. Strategies that offer both practical help for those in need and advocate for systems change will be favored.

Philanthropy & Nonprofit Sector

The foundation provides support to philanthropic organizations committed to social change; organizations that enhance the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector; and civic organizations that enhance the vitality of the community and encourage the participation of under-represented groups in civic affairs.

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Arts and culture
  • Environment
  • Family services
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Philanthropy
  • Women's services
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $107,156,832 (market value)

Gifts received: $4,925,718

Expenditures: $5,732,132

Total giving: $4,820,450

Qualifying distributions: $5,223,137