DaRin Butz Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The DaRin Butz Foundation supports organizations encouraging girls and women to pursue careers in scientific fields.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award many grants per year. Awards typically go toward the support of specific projects. It also does not maintain a website.

PROFILE: Established in 2011, the DaRin Butz Foundation continues to maintain a low public profile. As a result, it does not maintain a website or employ a paid staff.

According to its tax filings, the foundation supports organizations that encourage girls and women to pursue careers in scientific fields such as mathematics, computer sciences, technology, engineering, and technology.

DaRin Butz grants typically range from $5,000 to $50,000 and most often support higher education institutions such as Harvard University, which received support for its Arnold Arboretum Research Internship program. The foundation also awards a few grants to non-academic institutions such as Girls Who Code, which received an award in support of its after school club for girls to increase their interest in computer sciences. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is also a past grantee. The museum received funding to establish the Wright Interns grant aimed at increase engagement among girls and women.

The DaRin Butz does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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DaRin Butz Foundation

P.O. Box 207

Middleburg, Virginia 20118

(540) 687-8078