What is the mission of the Foundation?
We manifest the redeeming love of Christ by focusing on the physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being of people, consistent with the tenets of the Free Methodist Church USA.
When was Butterfield Memorial Foundation formed?
Deaconess Hospital was founded on North Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City in the early part of the last century. It emerged as a part of The Home of Redeeming Love but quickly became one of Oklahoma City’s premier family practice hospitals. Deaconess as a nonprofit, faith-based hospital, was sold in 2005 to a healthcare corporation. At the time of the sale, the hospital board voted to establish Butterfield Memorial Foundation with the proceeds of the sale.
Where is the Foundation located?
8308 N May Ave, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
When is the office open?
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
What type of grants do you fund?
Our board has identified the following areas of focus:
- Oklahoma Charitable Clinics – The majority of our annual funding is given within the state of Oklahoma to Christian, nonprofit organizations serving the uninsured, under-insured, and medically vulnerable.
- Oklahoma Pregnancy Resource Centers – Funding is given to Christian centers that help to educate women in unplanned pregnancies on all their options.
- Charitable Care Advancement – We fund projects that help educate and inspire medical and pre-med students to choose primary care, internal medicine, and charitable care as their specialty.
- International/Other U.S. Focus – Grant funding is provided to overseas medical organizations with a domestic U.S. based 501(c)3 that enhances healthcare, trains indigenous healthcare providers, and improves health-related conditions in their community.
What are your grant cycle deadlines?
There are three grant cycles each year. A calendar with information about our grants cycles is located under the GRANTS page of this site. To receive updates on when we are accepting grant applications. like us on Facebook at Butterfield Memorial Foundation.
What type of projects are not funded by the Butterfield Memorial Foundation?
- Grants to individuals
- Organizations unable to give evidence of an active Christian presence
- International organizations without a state side 501(c)3
If my organization is interested in applying for a grant, what should we do?
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding. However, we are always open to hearing from Christian nonprofits doing work that is meeting the medical needs of the uninsured, under-insured, or medically vulnerable. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who decides which projects are funded by the Butterfield Memorial Foundation?
Requests for funding are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.