Butler Conservation Fund: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Butler Conservation Fund focuses its funding on environmental conservation causes.

IP TAKE: While this funder does not appear to impose geographic restrictions on its funding, tax filings suggest that the fund prioritizes organizations located in the Northeastern United States. The fund lacks transparency, which restricts information about its grantmaking strategies and application process.

PROFILE: Located in Great Neck, New York, the Butler Conservation Fund was established in 1989. The foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and has only one formally paid staff member. According to tax filings, Butler strictly focuses its grantmaking on environmental causes.

The foundation broadly supports a variety of environmental conservation projects, including those related to animals and wildlife. It does not name specific animal and wildlife interests.

Butler Foundation grants can go as high as $1.1 million. The vast majority of grants tend to fall in the $5,000 to $25,000 range. Past grantees include the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The foundation does not award a large number of grants each year; however, its grants typically go to support general operating costs rather than specific projects.

The Butler Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Butler Conservation Fund

60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 212

Great Neck, New York 11021