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?
3817 NW Expressway, Ste 820
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
When is the office open?
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
What type of grants do you fund?
We fund Christian, medical non-profits that meet the primary care needs of the medically vulnerable. Our board has identified three geographical focus areas:
Primary Geographic Focus
The majority of our annual funding is given within the seven central counties of Oklahoma, including: Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Logan, Lincoln, Canadian, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie.
Secondary Geographic Focus
A small percentage of funding per year is given to non-profit organizations in the Oklahoma counties that do not fall within our primary geographic focus.
Other U.S./International Focus
A small percentage of funding per year supports Free Methodist overseas medical organizations with a domestic U.S. based 501(c)3 that enhances their healthcare capacity, trains indigenous health care providers, and improves health-related conditions in their community.
What are your grant cycle deadlines?
We accept grant applications/proposals by invitation only. Therefore, we do not publish a grant cycle calendar. 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 non-profits doing work that is meeting the primary care need of the medically vulnerable. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who decides which projects are funded by the Butterfield Memorial Foundation?
Our initiatives are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.